Billy Stanlake registers second-best T20I spell by an Australian
Billy Stanlake also registered the 14th instance of a bowler taking 4 or more wickets for the cost of less than 10 runs in a T20I.
Yet another wicket for Billy Stanlake AFP
Billy Stanlake tore the heart out of the Pakistan top-order today at Harare Sports Club. He finished with figures of 4-0-8-4. These are the second-best figures by an Australian in T20 Internationals, after James Faulkner's 4-0-27-5 at Mohali in the 2016 World T20, also against Pakistan. Stanlake also became the first Australian to take 3 or more wickets in a T20I while conceding less than 10 runs (Glenn Maxwell has a 2-0-10-3).
Stanlake took a wicket in every single of his overs. He had Mohammad Hafeez caught by Aaron Finch at first slip with the third ball of his first over. With the fifth ball of his second he had Hussain Talat with a short-pitched delivery, Finch taking a brilliant catch at gully. Fakhar Zaman went off the third ball of Stanlake's third over, caught-behind down the leg, by Alex Carey. And Sarfraz Ahmed fell the second ball of his fourth over, cramping Sarfraz with a short-pitched delivery and having him caught by Finch at slip.
This was also the 14th instance of a bowler taking 4 or more wickets for the cost of less than 10 runs in a T20I. Umar Gul has done this thrice, including two five-wicket hauls.
|T20I 4-wicket hauls conceding less than 10 runs|
|Ajantha Mendis||Sri Lanka||4||2||8||6||Zimbabwe||Hambantota||2011-12|
|Rangana Herath||Sri Lanka||3.3||2||3||5||New Zealand||Chittagong||2013-14|
|Rashid Khan||Afghanistan||2||1||3||5||Ireland||Greater NOIDA||2016-17|
|Umar Gul||Pakistan||3||0||6||5||New Zealand||The Oval||2009|
|Umar Gul||Pakistan||2.2||0||6||5||South Africa||Centurion||2012-13|
|Steve Tikolo||Kenya||1.2||0||2||4||Scotland||Dubai (ICCA)||2013-14|
|Sulieman Benn||West Indies||4||2||6||4||Zimbabwe||Port-of-Spain||2009-10|
|Mark Gillespie||New Zealand||2.5||0||7||4||Kenya||Durban||2006-07|
|Mudassar Bukhari||Netherlands||4||2||7||4||UAE||ICCA Dubai||2015-16|
|Umar Gul||Pakistan||4||0||8||4||Australia||Dubai (DSC)||2009|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||India||4||1||8||4||Sri Lanka||Visakhapatnam||2015-16|
|Dale Steyn||South Africa||3||0||9||4||West Indies||Port Elizabeth||2007-08|
Pakistan 116 in 19.5 overs [Shadab Khan 29(25); Billy Stanlake 4-0-8-4, Andrew Tye 3.5-0-38-3] lost to Australia 117 for 1 in 10.5 overs [Aaron Finch 68*(33); Hasan Ali 2-0-18-1] by 9 wickets with 55 balls to spare.