Ishant Sharma's 30-run over and other expensive overs by Indians in ODIs

Ishant Sharma now shares the record with Yuvraj SIngh of conceding the most number of runs in an over by an Indian in One-Day Internationals © AFP

Ishant Sharma, who conceded 30 runs in an over against Australia on Saturday, became the Indian bowler to concede most runs in an over – equalling Yuvraj Singh’s feat when the left-arm spinner was carted by Dimitri Mascarenhas at The Oval in 2007. Sarang Bhalerao looks at the ignominious record by the Indians.

Australia needed 44 off three overs when Ishant Sharma came to bowl the 48th over of the game. After those six deliveries, the match turned on its head as James Faulkner carted Ishant for 30 runs. From 260 for six after 47th over, Australia rocketed to 290 for six in a span of six deliveries. Faulkner began the onslaught with a boundary over extra-cover. He followed it up with two huge sixes, a couple and ended with two more maximum hits.

The Indian fast bowler thus equalled Yuvraj Singh’s feat of conceding most number of runs by an Indian bowler in One-Day International cricket.

Here’s a list of most expensive overs bowled by Indians in ODI cricket:

Bowler Batsman Runs  Over details Venue Year
Ishant Sharma James Faulkner 30 4 6 6 2 6 6 Mohali 2013
Yuvraj Singh Dimitri Mascarenhas 30 0 6 6 6 6 6 The Oval 2007
RP Singh Sanath Jayasuriya 26 6 6 4 4 0 6 Karachi 2008
Ravi Shastri Mike Gatting 26 6 2 6 6 0 6 Jalandhar 1981
Anil Kumble Saeed Anwar 26 2 2 6 6 6 2 Chennai 1997
Dinesh Mongia Razzak and Mortaza 26 1 6 6 6 6 1 Mirpur 2007

(Sarang Bhalerao hails from a family of doctors, but did his engineering. He then dumped a career in IT with Infosys to follow his heart and passion and became a writer with CricketCountry. A voracious reader, Sarang aspires to beat Google with his knowledge of the game! You can follow him on Twitter here)