Adam Zampa © PTI
Adam Zampa took the best figures in IPL 2016 © PTI

Adam Zampa took 6 for 19 in Match 40 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 between Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Visakhapatnam. Playing for RPS, the Australian leg-spinner was introduced in the eighth over, where he went wicketless for 5 runs. He did not bowl again till the 16th over, but in the space of his final 3 overs he ended up taking 6 for 14. Curiously, 6 for 14 is the best figures in IPL history. Sohail Tanvir had achieved the feat for Rajasthan Royals (RR) against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the inaugural edition of the tournament. Live Cricket Scorecard: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Match 40 at Visakhapatnam

Zampa’s figures of 6 for 19 are the second best in IPL, but only the 15th best in Twenty20 (T20) cricket. There has never been a seven-wicket haul in T20 cricket, with Somerset’s Arul Suppiah’s 6 for 5 against Glamorgan in 2011 being the best figures in T20s. Shakib Al Hasan has the next best figures with 6 for 6 while playing for Barbados Tridents against Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel in 2013. Lasith Malinga is next on the list with 6 for 7 for Melbourne Stars against Perth Scorchers in 2012. Ajantha Mendis, with 6 for 8 for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe in 2012, is the only cricketer with two 6-fors in T20I cricket. No other cricketer has even one. Live Cricket Updates: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Match 40 at Visakhapatnam

Player O M R W Team Against Venue Year
Arul Suppiah 3.4 0 5 6 Somerset Glamorgan Cardiff 2011
Shakib Al Hasan 4 1 6 6 Tridents Red Steel Kensington Oval 2013
Lasith Malinga 4 1 7 6 Melbourne Stars Scorchers WACA 2012
Ajantha Mendis 4 2 8 6 Sri Lanka Zimbabwe Hambantota 2012
Phaphama Fojela 3.2 1 9 6 Border Easterns East London 2014
Sohail Tanvir 4 0 14 6 Royals Super Kings Jaipur 2008
Deepak Punia 4 1 14 6 Services Haryana Palam A, Delhi 2015
Sanjeewa Roshan 4 0 15 6 Panadura SL Air Force SC Colombo 2005
Tim Southee 4 0 16 6 Essex Glamorgan Chelmsford 2011
Ajantha Mendis 4 1 16 6 Sri Lanka Australia Pallekele 2011
Shingirai Masakadza 4 0 16 6 Mountaineers Tuskers Mutare 2012
Ravi Bopara 4 0 16 6 Karachi Kngs Qalandars Sharjah 2016
Shakib Al Hasan 2.4 0 18 6 Prime Bank Mohammedan Sylhet 2013
Swapnil Singh 4 0 19 6 Baroda Saurashtra Pune 2015
Adam Zampa 4 0 19 6 Supergiants Sunrisers Visakhapatnam 2016
Andrew Hall 3.4 0 21 6 Northamptonshire Worcestershire Northampton 2008
Aftab Ahmed 4 0 22 6 Denmark PNG Abu Dhabi 2012
Tim Murtagh 4 0 24 6 Surrey Middlesex Lord’s 2005
Irfanuddin 4 0 25 6 Karachi Dolphins Sialkot Stallions Karachi 2006
Michael Dighton 3 0 25 6 Tasmania Queensland Toowoomba 2007
Ian Butler 4 0 28 6 Otago Auckland Dunedin 2010
Ben Laughlin 4 1 28 6 Northern Districts Wellington Basin Reserve 2013
Beuran Hendricks 4 0 29 6 Cape Cobras Knights Newlands 2014

Shakib makes another appearance on the list with figures of 6 for 18 for Prime Bank against Mohammedan in 2013. Deepak Punia and Swapnil Singh are the only Indians on the list, with figures of 6 for 14 for Services against Haryana in 2015, and 6 for 19 for Baroda against Saurashtra in 2016 respectively.