Bizarre bowling figures: Abdur Rehman - 0-0-8-0

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Updated: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 17:36 [IST]
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Mirpur, Mar 4: Pakistan's left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman recorded a bizarre bowling figures today in an Asia Cup match against Bangladesh.


Rehman conceded 8 runs without bowling a ball! This is the highest number of runs recorded by a bowler without bowling a ball.

Bizarre: Abdur Rehman - 0-0-8-0

Yes, Rehman's bowling figures today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium read - 0-0-8-0.

After this unusual bowling figures he was barred from further rolling his arm over.

Rehman's ignomious figures were courtesy of him bowling three successive waist-high full tosses.

After being handed the ball by captain Misbah-ul-Haq to bowl the 11th over of the innings, Rehman started with a wide full toss to opener Imrul Kayes. The ball seemed to have slipped out of his hand and was collected by wicketkeeper Umar Akmal. It was a no ball.

It was another full toss in the next ball, this time Kayes pulled to deep midwicket where the fielder took the catch. However, umpires checked and called it a no ball. The batsmen crossed and took a run.

There was no change from the bowler as the 34-year-old's third ball too was a high full toss and it was dispatched to the midwicket boundary by Anamul Haque. He tried bowling from round the stumps but could not deliver a legimate ball.

After this, South Africa umpire Johan Cloete barred Rehman from bowling further and Fawad Alam finished the over.

Under the International Cricket Council (ICC) rules, a bowler cannot continue if he bowls two beamers (above waist full toss).


Story first published:  Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 17:35 [IST]
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