Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Chanaka Welegedara equalled the world record for the most economical T20 four-over spell

Sri Lankan fast-bowler Chanaka Welegedara gives up just two runs in four-over spell for Tamil Union

Sri Lankan Chanaka Welegedara has equalled the world record for the most economical four-over spell in the history of Twenty20 cricket. Playing for Tamil Union in Sri Lanka's domestic league, Welegedara finished with the incredible figures of four wickets for two runs from four overs, including two maidens. 

The left-armer equals the record set by South African Chris Morris last year, who took 2-2 from four overs with three maidens playing for Highveld Lions against Cape Cobras.

Most economical four-over spells in T20 cricket
  • Chanaka Welegedara, 4-2-2-4
  • Chris Morris, 4-3-2-2
  • Zulfiqar Babar, 4-2-3-2
  • Shoaib Malik, 4-2-3-1
  • Sunil Narine, 4-1-3-0