Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman sets ODI bowling economy record against Ireland

Ajit Vijaykumar 17:29 28/02/2019
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Afghanistan mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman is one of the most difficult bowlers to attack in white-ball cricket. On Thursday, the teen sensation proved it once against during the first ODI against Ireland in Dehradun, India.

Bowling first against the Irish, Mujeeb opened the bowling and registered unbelievable figures of 3-14 from his full quota of 10 overs. The 17-year-old bowled three maidens and conceded just one boundary in his spell.

Mujeeb’s effort helped Afghanistan bowl Ireland out for 161. It was the sixth most economical 10-over spell by a spinner in ODI cricket history.

India’s Sunil Joshi holds the record for the most economical spell by a spinner in ODIs – five wickets for six runs. In all, 10 bowlers have bowled their full quota of 10 overs and conceded just 14 runs.

Mujeeb’s economy rate in T20 matches is a superb 6.7 and an incredible 3.8 in List A games.

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