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DELHI: Netherlands’ all-rounder Bas de Leede on Wednesday, broke Mick Lewis and Adam Zampa’s joint record of the worst bowling figures in ODI cricket in the 23rd match of the ICC World Cup 2023 against Australia.

Bas de Leede was taken to the cleaners by the Australian batters in the 23rd match of the ICC World Cup 2023 here and consequently conceded a whopping 115 runs in his quota of 10 overs and bagged two wickets.

De Leede went for six sixes and 13 boundaries during Australia’s late onslaught which also included a 28-run 49th over against Glenn Maxwell, who recorded the fastest World Cup hundred, breaking Aiden Markram’s record.

Bas de Leede’s dismal bowling figures were the most expensive in the history of ODIs, surpassing Mick Lewis and Adam Zampa’s dubious records.

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For the unversed, Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa joined the unwanted list, last month when he went for plenty against South Africa.

Zampa was ruthlessly dominated by in-form South African hard-hitting batters Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller.

The leg-spinner conceded 113 runs in his 10 overs and could not pick up a single wicket.

Notably, Adam Zampa’s haul of nine sixes was the joint-second worst by a bowler in an ODI and only behind Rashid Khan, who conceded 10 sixes against England in 2019.

Most expensive ODI bowling figures

Bas de Leede 115-2 (15)
Adam Zampa 113-0 (10)
Mick Lewis 113-0 (10)
Wahab Riaz 110-0 (10)
Rashid Khan 110-0 (9)

Meanwhile, Australia, after opting to bat first, racked up a mammoth total of 399/8 in the allotted overs, courtesy of a quickfire century by Glenn Maxwell after David Warner’s 93-ball 104.

Besides the two centurions, star Australian batter Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne made notable contributions as both scored sensible half-centuries.

Logan van Beek was the pick of the bowlers for the Netherlands, picking up four wickets for 74 in his 10 overs.

READ: Maxwell hits record ton to power Australia to 399 against Netherlands

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