New Delhi: Stuart Binny created a world record when he captured six wickets conceding four runs against Bangladesh in the second ODI at Mirpur on Tuesday. It stands as the best bowling figures when a bowler has captured more wickets than the runs conceded in a one-day international. (Match Report | Scorecard | Highlights)
It is also the second time when a bowler captured five or more wickets while performing such a feat. The previous best figures were in the name of Courtney Walsh, who had captured five wickets conceding one run (5 for 1) in 4.3 overs in the game between West Indies and Sri Lanka at Sharjah on December 3, 1986.
Another occasion when a bowler has captured more wickets than the runs conceded was at Sydney on December 17, 1992 when Phil Simmons of West Indies captured four wickets conceding three runs at Sydney.
Binny's 6 for 4 make him the first bowler to capture six wickets conceding less runs than the wickets he has captured. While Simmons' feat came when he bowled his full quota of overs, Binny and Walsh did not have to bowl their full quota of overs.
Binny's 6 for 4 provide the eighth occasion of an Indian bowler capturing six wickets in one-day games. It also represents the best bowling effort by an Indian bowler in ODIs. The previous best was 6 for 12 by Anil Kumble against West Indies at Kolkata on November 27, 1993, 23 seasons ago.
(With inputs from HR Gopala Krishna)