Bilawal Bhatti conceded 93 runs from his quota of 10 overs © Getty Images (File Photo)
Bilawal Bhatti conceded 93 runs from his quota of 10 overs © Getty Images (File Photo)

Bilawal Bhatti entered the record books for the wrong reasons after he conceded 93 runs from his spell of 10 overs during the second and final One-Day International (ODI) between Pakistan and New Zealand at McLean Park in Napier on Tuesday. While he equalled the Wahab Riaz, who had conceded as many runs during an ODI against South Africa in March 2013, Riaz’s effort was slightly better than his as he managed to take a couple of wickets while getting pounded.

Following is the list of the worst bowling figures recorded by Pakistan bowlers in ODIs:

Bowler Opposition O R W Eco Venue Date
Bilawal Bhatti New Zealand 10 93 0 9.3 Napier Feb 03, 2015
Wahab Riaz South Africa 10 93 2 9.3 Johannesburg Mar 17, 2013
Naved-ul-Hasan South Africa 8 92 2 11.5 Centurion Feb 04, 2007
Sohail Tanvir India 10 87 1 8.7 Karachi Jul 02, 2008
Waqar Younis Sri Lanka 10 86 2 8.6 Benoni Apr 15, 1998

Bhatti’s figures however, were nowhere in the top 10 most expensive bowling performances in the history of ODI cricket, with Australia’s Mick Lewis taking the cake with his figures of 10-0-113-0.

Kane Williamson (112) and Ross Taylor (102 not out) struck centuries to guide New Zealand to a mammoth total of 369 for five at the end of fifty overs. Pakistan in reply were off to a strong start, with Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad scoring 86 and 55 respectively to guide Pakistan to 173 for two. Hafeez’s dismissal off the bowling of Grant Elliott turned out to be the turning point of the match, as Pakistan lost wickets in a bunch to get bowled out for a total of 250.