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Bangladesh bowler concedes world-record 39 runs in an over

Bangladesh bowler concedes world-record 39 runs in an over

Abahani Limited's Alauddin Babu conceded 39 runs in an over in the Dhaka Premier League on Tuesday, thus breaking the List-A world record.

New Delhi: Bangladesh's domestic 50-over tournament Dhaka Premier League saw a world record being broken on Tuesday when Abahani Limited's bowler Alauddin Babu set the unfortunate record of conceding most runs in an over in List A cricket.

The right-arm medium pacer conceded 39 runs in one over against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, breaking the previous record of 36 runs in the name of Netherlands bowler Dan van Bunge, who was hit for six sixes by former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs in a group match of the 2007 ICC World Cup in the Caribbean.

Alauddin's record-breaking over was the last of the innings, bowling to Zimbabwe allrounder Elton Chigumbura. Alauddin began with a no-ball, which the Zimbabwean sent to the boundary. It was followed by a wide, after which Chigumbura dispatched the next five balls for three sixes and two fours. With just one ball left in the innings, Allauddin bowled another wide. Chigumbura then finished the over and the innings with one more six.

From 33 at the start of the over, Chigumbura raced to 69 in the space of just six balls. Alauddin ended his 10-over spell with figures of 1 for 93 and Abahani Limited lost by 28 runs.

first published:October 02, 2013, 16:25 IST