Bangladesh bowler sends down cricket’s worst over

Gives away 92 runs in just four legal deliveries:

A Bangladesh bowler has protested at umpiring decisions by giving away 92 runs in just four legal deliveries. Sujon Mahmud delivered an incredible 15 no balls and 13 wides - each of which went to the boundary to concede 65 runs in the Dhaka second division cricket match between Axiom and Lalmatia.

His four legal deliveries were hit for 12 runs. The 32-ball over saw Axiom win by 10-wickets in just 0.4 overs, reports cricket.com.

Lalmatia had earlier been bowled out for 88 in only 14 overs, but the team believed the dismissals were unfair decisions from the umpires.

“It started at the toss. My captain was not allowed to see the coin and we were sent to bat first and as expected, the umpires’ decisions came against us,” Lalmatia general secretary Adnan Rahman Dipon told the Dhaka Tribune.

My players are young, aged around 17, 18 and 19. They could not tolerate the injustice and thus reacted by giving away 92 runs in four deliveries.”

The most runs conceded in an over in international cricket is 36 - a six from every ball - which has happened in both limited overs formats, and twice in first-class cricket but never (yet) in a test match.

The most runs off an over in a first-class match is the 77 Wellington’s Bert Vance conceded against Canterbury in 1990.

A series of full-tosses and no-balls dotted the 22-ball over as Wellington tried to induce Canterbury to chase a target in the hope of forcing a result.

In ODI cricket, Herschelle Gibbs blasted six consecutive sixes off Netherlands bowler Daan van Bunge in the 2007 World Cup in St Kitts, while in T20 internationals Yuvraj Singh sent Stuart Broad into the stands off six consecutive balls in the 2007 World T20 in Durban.

The most runs from an over in test cricket is 28, by Brian Lara off Robin Peterson’s bowling at the Wanderers in 2003, and by George Bailey off James Anderson in Perth during the 2013-14 Ashes whitewash. 

 

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