On Friday, Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa tied Mick Lewis’ record for the worst bowling figures ever recorded in one-day international cricket with his century.
During the fourth one-day international that is currently taking place at this location, the hitters from South Africa gave Adam Zampa a torrid time, and as a result, Zampa gave up a massive 113 runs in his quota of 10 overs while going wicketless.
Adam Zampa taken to the cleaner
During South Africa’s onslaught, Zampa hit nine sixes and eight fours, which contributed to a total of 26 runs scored in the 48th over against Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller.
His miserable bowling numbers were equal to those of Mick Lewis, who also went for none for 113 against South Africa in 2006, making them the joint-most expensive in the annals of one-day internationals.
Notably, Adam Zampa’s haul of nine sixes is the joint-second worst by a bowler in an ODI, and he is now only behind Rashid Khan, who gave 10 sixes against England in 2019.
The most expensive bowling figures in One-Day Internationals
Adam Zampa won 113-0 and in Ten Overs .
Mick Lewis scored 113-0 and 10 Overs
Wahab Riaz won 110-0 and in ten overs.
Rashid Khan won 110-0 in 9 overs only.
After being placed into bat first in the aforementioned match, South Africa crushed the Australian bowlers and piled up a massive 416/5 in the allowed overs by Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller’s brutal thrashing of the Australian bowlers. In total, South Africa scored 416/5.
After scoring a hundred off of 57 balls, Klaasen went on to lead South Africa scoring with a marathon performance of 174 runs in 83 balls, during which he hit 13 fours and as many sixes as he did boundaries.
David Miller was another Australian player who posed a threat to the opposition. He hit an unbeaten 82 off of just 45 balls, including six fours and five sixes.
In addition to these two, Rassie van der Dussen (62) and Quinton de Kock (45) made significant contributions to the amazing display that South Africa put on with the bat.
While Josh Hazlewood led the Australian bowling attack with two wickets, he also gave up 79 runs in his 10 overs. Marcus Stoinis, Michael Nesser, and Nathan Ellis all had one wicket to their credit, and Nathan Ellis lead the team in runs allowed.