CENTURION: Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Friday, equalled Mick Lewis’ record of the worst bowling figures in ODI cricket.
Adam Zampa was taken to the cleaners by the South African batters in the ongoing fourth ODI here and consequently conceded a whopping 113 runs in his quota of 10 overs and went wicketless.
Zampa went for nine sixes and eight fours during South Africa’s onslaught which also included a 26-run 48th over against Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller.
His dismal bowling figures were the joint-most expensive in the history of ODI, equalling Mick Lewis’ dubious, who also went for none for 113 against South Africa in 2006.
Notably, Adam Zampa’s haul of nine sixes is the joint-second worst by a bowler in an ODI and is now only behind Rashid Khan, who conceded 10 sixes against England in 2019.
Most expensive ODI bowling figures
Adam Zampa 113-0 (10)
Mick Lewis 113-0 (10)
Wahab Riaz 110-0 (10)
Rashid Khan 110-0 (9)
After being put into bat first in the aforementioned fixture, South Africa dominated the Australian bowlers, courtesy of a ruthless thrashing and Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller and racked up a mammoth 416/5 in the allotted overs.
Klaasen, who struck a 57-ball hundred, went on to top score for South Africa with a marathon 174-run knock in just 83 deliveries, smashing 13 boundaries and as many sixes.
David Miller was equally threatening for the Australians as he struck an unbeaten 82 from a mere 45 balls, hitting six boundaries and five sixes.
Besides the two, Rassie van der Dussen (62) and Quinton de Kock (45) made notable contributions to South Africa’s sensational show with the bat.
Josh Hazlewood led the bowling attack for Australia with two wickets but conceded 79 runs in his 10 overs while Marcus Stoinis, Michael Nesser and Nathan Ellis had a wicket apiece to their names.