R Vinay Kumar becomes most expensive Indian bowler in an ODI innings

R Vinay Kumar became the fifth most expensive bowler in ODI history © AFP

Nov 2, 2013

R Vinay Kumar on Saturday became the most expensive Indian bowler in a One-Day International (ODI) as he conceded 102 runs in his nine overs against Australia in the seventh match of the series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
It was the fourth most expensive by a bowler to have bowled 10 overs or less and fifth most expensive overall.
The list is headed by Mick Lewis, who conceded 113 against South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg in 2006.
In a match where several records were broken, 709 runs were scored by both teams. The two teams also broke the record of most number of sixes hit in an ODI match as they managed to clobber 38 hits beyond the boundary fence.
Here is the list of the most expensive bowlers in ODI history:

Runs Overs Bowler Opposition Year Venue
113 10 Mick Lewis South Africa 2006 Johannesburg
105 12 Martin Snedden England 1983 The Oval
105 10 Tim Southee India 2009 Christchurch
105 9 Brian Vitori New Zealand 2012 Napier
102 9 R Vinay Kumar Australia 2013 Bangalore