<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Abhishek Nayar equald Mohammad Sami's record of delivering 17-ball over" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130313182601.jpg" title="Abhishek Nayar equald Mohammad Sami's record of delivering 17-ball over" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Abhishek Nayar's 17-ball over included 10 wides and one no-ball © Getty Images</p> </div> <br /> <strong>New Delhi: Mar 13, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> All-rounder<a href="/tags/Abhishek-Nayar/post" target="_blank"> Abhishek Nayar</a> equalled Pakistan pacer Mohammad Sami’s record of bowling the longest over after taking 17 deliveries to complete the over during the semi-final match against South Zone in the Deodhar Trophy.<br /> <br /> Nayar, representing the West Zone started the 12th over of the match by claiming the wicket of <a href="/tags/Hanuma-Vihari/post" target="_blank">Hanuma Vihari </a>followed by conceding a couple to Dinesh Karthik. His third delivery was called a wide which was bowled marginally outside.<br /> <br /> An LBW appeal on the following delivery was turned down by the umpire. Apparently this decision didn’t go down well with the all-rounder as he followed it up with a series of wide balls outside off stump. He bowled three wides before delivering the fourth legitimate delivery and was guilty of bowling another wide after it.<br /> <br /> However, it was the sixth legitimate ball which lasted long enough to create a record in itself. He sent down six deliveries before finishing the over. Nayar conceded a total of 13 runs in the 17-ball over which included 10 wides and one no-ball.<br /> <br /> Though <a href="/tags/Board-of-Control-for-Cricket-in-India/post" target="_blank">Board of Control for Cricket in India</a> <a href="/tags/(BCCI)/post" target="_blank">(BCCI)</a> didn’t take notice of the incident but umpires committee is contemplating to check the video footage.<br /> <br /> The Mumbai player tried to play down the incident by indicating lack of match practice as the reason. "These things happen. I had a bad day and I was not provoked by the umpire’s call," Nayar was quoted as saying by <em>Mumbai Mirror</em>.<br /> <br /> West Zone eventually defeated <a href="/tags/South-Zone/post" target="_blank">South Zone </a>and completed a five-wicket victory in the final against North Zone to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/West-Zone-clinch-Deodhar-Trophy-with-five-wicket-win-over-North-Zone/23981" target="_blank">clinch the Deodhar Trophy</a>.