England repeated the 21-year-old history of bowling consecutive maiden overs, Rohit-Virat-Dhawan longing for runs


New Delhi. A unique record was seen in the second ODI match played between India and England on Thursday. England’s Reece Topley and David Willey made such a dreadful start of bowling against India, which is seen once in decades in ODI cricket. Both these bowlers did not allow the Indian batsmen to score a single run for 4 consecutive overs. This was the first time in 21 years that a team played 4 consecutive overs in ODIs.

The second ODI match was played between India and England (India vs England) at the historic ground of Lord’s. India bowled first in this match and bowled out England for 246 runs in 49 overs. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took the most wickets from India. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya took two wickets each.

The Indian team, which came out to achieve the target of 247, had a bad start. Reece Topley bowled the first over of the Indian innings, which was a maiden. David Willey brought the second over of the innings and he also did not allow the Indian batsmen to score a single run. The third over of the innings was even more dangerous. Topley also dismissed Rohit Sharma without giving a run in this over. David Willey bowled the next over and it was also a maiden. In this way, the first 4 overs of the Indian innings were maidens. However, during this time India’s score became 5 runs. All these runs were found in the form of leg bye. Shikhar Dhawan broke this series of maiden overs by taking a single on the second ball of the fifth over.

This is the first time in 21 years in ODI cricket, while a team has bowled 4 consecutive maidens. Earlier this feat was done by Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Antony for South Africa. Both of them did the first 4 overs in Sydney against New Zealand.

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