We have seen some of the magnificent bowling figures in cricket’s history in all the formats of cricket and all the major ICC events of the game. in this article, we will recall them and we will also refresh our memory. So here is the best bowling figure in every cricket format and ICC event.
In 2001 at Colombo, Sri Lanka was playing against Zimbabwe in an ODI match of a triangular series. Chaminda Vas who was a well-known bowler of his time made the best bowling figure in ODI cricket. As Sri Lankan fast bowler took 8 wickets and gave only 19 runs in his spell of 8 overs in which 3 were maiden. His economy was 2.37 in that match.
In the third T20I in 2019 at Nagpur between Bangladesh and India Deepak Chahar who is a right-arm medium-fast bowler in the Indian team made the best bowling figure of T20I cricket. He took 6 wickets and gave only 7 runs in a 3.2 overs spell. He did not even complete his 4 given overs. His economy was 2.10 in that match and he also bowled 14 dot balls in his 20 balls which he bowled in total.
In 1956 at Manchester in the fourth test match between Australia and England. England’s spinner Jim Laker made the best bowling figure in test cricket’s history. he took 10 wickets in the 4th innings of the match and gave only 53 runs in his 51.2 overs spell. Laker’s spell includes 23 maiden overs with an economy of 1.03. laker was the first bowler who took 10 wickets in a single inning of a test match.
T20 world cup
In the 2012 ICC T20 world cup Sri Lanka was playing against Zimbabwe in a group match. Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka made the best bowling figure in the T20 world cup. Mendis took 6 wickets and gave only 8 runs in his 4 overs spell. There are also 2 maiden overs in the spell with an economy of 2.00. 20 out of 24 balls were dot in his spell.
In the 2003 ICC World Cup Australia was playing against Namibia. Glenn McGrath of Australia who was a legendary fast bowler of Australia made the best bowling figure of the ODI world cup. McGrath took 7 wickets and gave only 15 runs in his 7 overs spell. He also bowled 4 maiden overs and 38 dot balls with an economy of 2.14 in that match.