9 June 2010

21 consecutive maidens?!?

The latest list on Cricinfo looks at those bowlers who are relatively expensive but have very good strike rates. Very interesting though the whole piece is, the thing that somehow caught my attention the most was that one bowler bowled 21 consecutive maidens in a 1964 Test v England - his name was Bapu Nadkarni. That particular effort saw him return figures if 32-27-5-0, and he also boasts a couple of other immensely economical spells against Pakistan in 1961: 32-24-23-0 and 34-24-24-1.

Sadly one-day cricket didn't exist at the time - Nadkarni would have been an ODI legend!

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