Bas de Leede concedes 115 runs against Australia, registers worst bowling figures in ODI cricket
Bas de Leede ended with figures of 115/2 in his ten overs vs AUS in Delhi.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has been a high-scoring tournament, and every team is comfortably scoring over 300 runs. South Africa scored 428 and 399, and now Australia have posted a huge total of 399/8 in the ongoing game against Netherlands at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. The batting has been incredible, and Australians have smashed all Dutch bowlers in all parts of the stadium.
It started with David Warner scoring his 22nd ODI century and second of the tournament. In the end, the world saw the fastest World Cup ton from the bat of Glenn Maxwell. He smashed a 40-ball hundred to break the record held by Aiden Markram who scored a hundred in 49-balls, which he made earlier at the same venue against Sri Lanka.
Bas de Leede bowls the most expensive in ODI history
It wasn’t a good day for all Dutch bowlers, as everyone went for a lot. But pacer Bas de Leede had the worst day as he went on to register an unwanted record in his name. Bas de Leede gave away 115 runs for two wickets in his ten overs. With this, he recorded the most expensive spell ever bowled in 50-overs cricket.
He dismissed Marnus Labuschagne and Josh Inglish, but Glenn Maxwell hit 28 runs in his final over. The previous record for most runs was held by two Australian bowlers, Mick Lewis and Adam Zampa. Both have conceded 113 runs each in games against South Africa.
However, it is also the most expensive spell in World Cup history. On the other hand, Labuschagne (62) and Steve Smith (71) also scored fifty each in the game. Warner scored his sixth World Cup hundred to equal Sachin Tendulkar’s record. He is just one hundred behind Rohit Sharma (7), who has the most World Cup centuries to his name.