Duminy bashes 37 runs in an over
South African star JP Duminy fabricated a new world record scoring 37 runs in a single over for his team Cape Cobras in a match of Momentum one day match on Wednesday in Newlands. The left handed batsman stranded English leg spinner Eddie Leie for five sixes, a four and a double run in an over of which a single run came from a no ball.
The 37 runs conceded by Leie is the second highest run giving in the history of List A cricket. A Bangladeshi bowler named Alauddin Babu topped giving away 39 runs in a one day match in Dhaka in 2013.
Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbura stroke for 39 runs in the over of Alauddin Babu in that particular over.
The seventh over deliver by Eddie Leie started with four straight sixes from Duminy. The fifth ball counted only two runs but what could be the last ball of the over were hammered for a four and with that the field umpires signaled of a no ball.
And after the five run, the ultimate delivery of the over was lofted for another six, ended 37 runs in the particular over.
While JP Duminy finished scoring unbeaten 70 off 37 balls, Eddie Leie’s figure stood horrible. He ended with 1 for 90 in seven overs.
With the record, Duminy eclipsed South African record of taking most number of runs in an over in List ‘A’ cricket, made by Herschelle Gibbs against the Netherlands in 2007 World Cup.
The worst in Knights history, eclipsing the 0-88 conceded by a young Kagiso Rabada in the summer of 2014-15.
“It is not every day you get the opportunity, so of course I was trying to go for the six sixes in an over,” Duminy, who finished unbeaten on 70 off just 37 balls, said.
“I initially thought it was all about the bonus point. I looked up at the scoreboard and we needed 35 with four overs still to go to get the bonus point, so I just decided to take Eddie on.
“I was striking the ball really cleanly, and when the first two went for six, I figured I might as well give it a full go now because regardless whether I get out we would still have secured the bonus point. It was enjoyable,” he said.