Abhishek Nayar bowls world record 17-ball over!

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Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 15:15 [IST]
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Abhishek Nayar bowls 17-ball over!

Guwahati, Mar 13: West Zone's Abhishek Nayar bowled a 17-ball over to equal the world record during the Deodhar Trophy semi-final against South Zone here.

At the Nehru Stadium on Tuesday (March 11), right-arm medium-paceman from Mumbai, Nayar bowled 10 wides and 1 noball in that long over. He got a wicket off the first delivery but could not have control over his bowling in the next 16 balls. In total, he gave away 13 runs. 17-ball over is the longest in 50-over cricket.

This how the over progressed, wicket, 2, wide, 0, wide, wide, wide, 0, wide, 0, wide, wide, wide, wide, wide, noball, 0 (freehit).

Pakistan's Mohammad Sami had bowled a 17-ball over in a ODI against Bangladesh in 2004 Asia Cup. He sent down seven wides and four no balls.

Most of his wides were way outside the offside. He had bowled South Zone batsman Hanuma Vihari on the first ball. This eventful over was the 12th of South Zone innings when they batted first.

After getting Vihari's wicket, Dinesh Karthik faced the second ball and conceded two runs off the bat. The next ball was a wide call given by umpire which did not please him.

West Zone won the match by five wickets and entered final.

When asked about the over, Nayar told "Mumbai Mirror", "These things happen. I had a bad day and I was not provoked by the umpire's call. I was a little rusty initially but I'm happy with my figures for the day."


Story first published:  Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11:35 [IST]
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