Lockie Ferguson Makes T20I History with Record-Breaking Spell

Lockie Ferguson bowled the most economical spell in T20I history, guiding New Zealand to dismiss Papua New Guinea for just 78 runs in an inconsequential Group C World Cup match. Ferguson delivered four overs, all maidens, recording figures of 4-4-0-3. Trent Boult and Tim Southee also contributed to PNG's batting collapse.


PTI | Tarouba | Updated: 17-06-2024 22:53 IST | Created: 17-06-2024 22:53 IST
Lockie Ferguson Makes T20I History with Record-Breaking Spell
Lockie Ferguson

Lockie Ferguson etched his name in T20I history by delivering the most economical spell ever seen, as New Zealand dismantled Papua New Guinea for a paltry 78 runs in a Group C World Cup match on Monday.

In a feat matched only by Canada's Saad Bin Zafar, Ferguson bowled four consecutive maiden overs, concluding with figures of 4-4-0-3. The Kiwis' disciplined bowling performance trapped the PNG batsman, who were restricted to few boundaries in their 19.4-over innings.

Trent Boult, in his final T20 World Cup appearance, and Tim Southee, who initiated the breakthrough by dismissing PNG opener Tony Ura, complemented Ferguson's outstanding performance. Despite falling short on wickets, Boult and other bowlers held PNG's scoring in check, securing a comprehensive win.

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