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ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Lockie Ferguson becomes second player to bowl 4 maiden overs in a T20I

Published at :June 17, 2024 at 10:56 PM
Modified at :June 17, 2024 at 11:02 PM
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Lockie Ferguson picked three wickets in his quota of four overs against Papua New Guinea.

New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson entered the T20I record books becoming the second ever bowler to bowl four maiden overs in a T20I match. The Black Caps speedster achieved this historic milestone during his team’s final group stage match against Papua New Guinea at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad on June 17 in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, New Zealand bowlers were on spot since ball one. Veteran pacer Tim Southee removed PNG opener Tony Ura (1) in the second over of the first innings.

Right-arm fast pacer Lockie Ferguson came into the attack to bowl the fifth over of the PNG innings, and he removed batter Assad Vala for six runs on the very first delivery.

After the end of the first powerplay, Papua New Guinea crawled to 16/2. After the end of the first 10 overs, PNG reached 35/2, with New Zealand bowlers keeping things tight and making it tough for PNG batters to score runs on a tricky surface.

New Zealand bowlers kept things tight in the next 10 overs as Papua New Guinea ended their innings at 78.

Lockie Ferguson becomes first bowler from test playing nation to bowl four maidens in a T20I

During the match against Papua New Guinea, New Zealand speedster Ferguson achieved a historic as he became the second player after Canada captain Saad Bin Zafar to bowl four maiden overs in a T20I match. Lockie Ferguson also became first ever bowler from a test-playing nation to bowl four maiden overs in a T20I match.

Ferguson started his spell in the fifth over of PNG’s innings. On the very first delivery, he removed Assad for one run and ended his over with a maiden.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson then brought Ferguson into the attack to bowl the seventh over of the first innings. The Kiwi speedster didn’t pick any scalps but kept his line tight and bowled successive maiden.

Ferguson then came into the attack to bowl the 12th over of the PNG’s innings. On the second delivery, the right-arm pacer removed well-set Charles Amini for 17 runs and bowled another wicket-maiden.

The right-arm speedster then bowled the 14th over of the first innings. On the second bowl, Ferguson castled PNG batter Chad Soper stumps. However, on the very next delivery, he conceded two runs as leg byes.

After completing the last ball of his four-over spell, Ferguson joined Saad Bin Zafar to not concede a run in a T20I match.

When Canada’s Saad Bin Zafar bowled four maidens in a T20I match

In the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Americas Region qualifying match on November 14, 2021 between Canada and Panama, Canada skipper Saad Bin Zafar became the first ever player to bowl four maiden overs in a T20I match.

The left-arm spinner Saad picked two wickets in his historic spell against Panama. Zafar first removed batter D Ahir in the 11th over of the second innings. 

Saad Bin Zafar then scalped the wicket of M. Sohel Patel in the 13th over of the Panama innings.

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