Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan concedes just one run in world-record T20 spell

Waseem Ahmed 16:58 26/08/2018
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Mohammad Irfan of Barbados Tridents.

Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Irfan bowled the most economical spell in the history of Twenty20 cricket on Saturday as he conceded a run only off the final ball of his spell and finished with two wickets.

Irfan, playing for Barbados Tridents against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League, snared the wickets of West Indian stars Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis.

However, his sensational effort wasn’t enough as the Patriots reached the victory target of 148 with seven balls to spare and six wickets in hand.

“I’m really happy. I would’ve been happier if the team won, but I am happy that I bowled one of the best spells in T20 cricket,” Irfan said after the match.

“I liked bowling on the lively wicket, and I get extra bounce because of my height. So yes, a satisfying performance.”

The 36-year-old Irfan dismissed Gayle with the first delivery of the innings and picked up the scalp of Lewis in his second.

Brandon King took a single from his very last delivery to deny Irfan a fourth maiden. Irfan ended with figures of 4-3-2-1. He hasn’t played for Pakistan for more than two years.

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