Mohammad Irfan sets a world record in T20

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has set a new world record of being the most economical bowler in the T20 cricket while playing for Barbados Tridents in the ongoing 2018 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

The 36-year-old conceded just one run in his four overs spell against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and scalped two important wickets of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis in the match but his team Barbados Tridents still finished on the losing side.

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Irfan finished with remarkable figures of four overs, three maidens, one run and two wickets in their Caribbean Premier League match on Saturday, 25 August. The towering pacer from Pakistan got the wicket of Chris Gayle with his first ball and then returned to have Evin Lewis caught behind in his next over. But until the very last ball of his unbroken four-over spell, he did not concede a run.

In fact, but for the wicket balls, the batsmen never even made contact with Irfan’s deliveries.

The record for the most economical bowler in T20 was, earlier, held by South African bowler Chris Morris and Sri Lanka’s Chanaka Welegedara with an economy rate of 0.5 and 0.25, respectively.

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Irfan has played a total of T20 internationals for Pakistan where he has taken 15 wickets with an economy rate of 7.25.

The Caribbean Premier League, which started on August 8, will continue till September 16.

In fact, but for the wicket balls, the batsmen never even made contact with Irfan’s deliveries.

 

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