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Top 10 Most Expensive Overs in ODIs


After the latest heroics of James Faulker to take Australia home against India, I had a look at the Top 10 most expensive overs of One International cricket. Turns out Faulkner is the latest to reach the 30-run mark within an over in ODIs and 10th batsman to do so. However another interesting feature in the Top10 is; Sri Lankans feature three times in the list of batsmen who breached the 30-run mark in an over: Twice by Sanath Jayasuriya and once by Thisara Perera. Jayasuriya remains the only batsman in world cricket to achieve this rare feat twice!! once in Singapore and another time in Sharjah.

Most expensive overs in ODI cricket:
36 HH Gibbs(666666) DLS van Bunge South Africa v Netherlands St. Kitts 2007
35 NLTC Perera(6Wd66646) RJ Peterson Sri Lanka v South Africa Pallekele 2013
32 Shahid Afridi(446666) CM Bandara Pakistan v Sri Lanka Abu Dhabi 2007
31 KS Williamson(1) 
JEC Franklin(6646N4x2)
Rizwan Cheem
HS Baidwan
New Zealand v Canada Mumbai 2011
30 ST Jayasuriya(x4066661)* Aamer Sohail Sri Lanka v Pakistan Singapore 1996
30 ST Jayasuriya(666642) CZ Harris Sri Lanka v New Zealand Sharjah 2000
30 M Boucher(41)
JH Kallis(2Wd5666)
LP van Troost South Africa v Netherlands St. Kitts 2007
30 AD Mascarenhas(066666) Yuvraj Singh England v India The Oval 2007
30 LRPL Taylor(46Wd6Wd246) Abdul Razzaq New Zealand v Pakistan Pallekele 2011
30 JP Faulkner(662664) I Sharma India v Australia Mohali 2013

*The 1st ball (marked x) was a wide, and the 2nd ball was a no-ball scored from, so no additional runs were scored under the Law at the time

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