The battle between the batsman and the bowler is always good to watch from the fans’ point of view. The batter tries his maximum best to target the bowlers in order to escalate the team’s scoreboard, which has often been the case.
On the other hand, the bowler tries his best to keep the batter in check by pitching the ball at the right line and length in a bid to take his wicket. At times, the bowler ends up getting hammered by the batter if he bowls at the wrong line.
Few bowlers have been on the receiving end after pitching the balls at the wrong area. In this article, we’ll take a glimpse at the top three most expensive overs bowled in the history of the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup.
1. Dan Van Bunge
Netherlands bowler Dan Van Bunge had a terrible day at the office during the ICC Men’s ODI 2007 World Cup fixture against South Africa. Herschelle Gibbs etched his name into the record books after he hammered 6 sixes in an over off Dan Van Bunge’s bowling. Dan Van Bunge conceded 36 runs in an over.
2. Jason Holder
During the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2015 tournament, Proteas’ batting great, AB de Villiers toyed with Jason Holder’s bowling during the 48th over. Popularly known as “Mr 360”, AB de Villiers smashed as many as 34 runs in an over.
In the process, AB de Villiers went on to become the fastest batter to 150 runs as he achieved the feat in 64 balls. Jason Holder conceded 104 runs in that match in his quota of 10 overs.
3. Rizwan Cheema, Harvir Baidwan
For the unversed, Rizwan Cheema and Harvir Baidwan conceded 31 runs together during the game between New Zealand and Canada in ICC ODI World Cup 2011.
Kane Williamson and James Franklin were playing the last over bowled by Rizwan Cheema and the latter bowled two no-balls and was not allowed for bowling further. As a result, he was then replaced by Harvir Baidwan.