Top 5 Bowlers Most Economical Spells In ODI History

Top 5 Bowlers Most Economical Spells In ODI History

Here Are 5 Bowlers Who Delivered The Most Cost-Effective Spells In ODI History:

5. Wasim Akram: 0.54 RPO

Wasim Akram

During the Champions Trophy match in Sharjah back in 1986, Wasim Akram delivered an outstanding performance against India. The talented left-arm seamer only gave away four runs in his 7 overs. Akram managed to bowl four maidens and took two lower-order wickets, making it a flawless outing for him. Ultimately, Pakistan emerged victorious in a tight contest by 3 wickets, securing another win over their arch-rivals.

4. Courtney Walsh: 0.50 RPO

Courtney Walsh

West Indies got off to a great start in the opening match of the 1999 Champions Trophy against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka struggled in the first innings, managing to score only 178 runs before being bowled out. Courtney Walsh was the standout bowler for West Indies, putting in a fantastic performance. He bowled five maiden overs and only gave away five runs in the other five overs. Walsh also took a key wicket by dismissing skipper Jayasuriya, which played a big role in Sri Lanka’s defeat.

3. Bishan Singh Bedi: 0.50 RPO

Bishan Singh Bedi

In the 1975 World Cup match against East Africa, Bishan Bedi delivered an impressive performance with the ball. He bowled 8 maidens in his 12-over spell, giving away only six runs. This exceptional display played a crucial role in restricting the opposition to just 120 runs in 56 overs. India went on to win the match comfortably by 10 wickets, marking their first-ever victory in a World Cup game.

2. Dermot Reeve: 0.40 RPO

Dermot Reeve

In a shortened game between England and Pakistan at the 1992 World Cup, Pakistan batted first but could only muster a total of 74 runs. The English seamers delivered a stellar bowling performance, stifling the Pakistani batting line-up. Dermot Reeve, who bowled just five overs, ended with remarkable figures of 1/2. He conceded only two runs and effectively built on the pressure created by his teammates earlier in the innings.

1. Phil Simmons: 0.30 RPO

Phil Simmons

Phil Simmons, the ex-West Indies bowler, put on a remarkable show against Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup held in Australia. Despite defending a modest total of 214, Simmons spearheaded the attack for Men in Maroon during the 2nd innings. The right-arm pacer was extremely effective, restricting the Pakistani batsmen to just three runs in his entire 10-over spell. Additionally, he claimed four vital wickets, playing a key role in West Indies’ convincing triumph over Pakistan. Consequently, the opposition was bowled out for a mere 81 runs.

Players Stats Of Table Format:

PlayersRunsOversMaiden-WicketEconomyAgainstVenueYear
1. Phil Simmons (WI)3108-40.30 RPOPakistanSydney1992
2. Dermot Reeve (ENG)3103-10.40 RPOPakistanAdelaide1992
3. Bishan Singh Bedi (IND)2128-10.50 RPOEast AfricaLeeds1975
4. Courtney Walsh (WI)5105-10.50 RPOSri LankaSharjah1999
5. Wasim Akram (PAK)47.24-20.54 RPOIndiaSharjah1986

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