Countries like Afghanistan, Ireland, Oman and various other associate nations have improved the standards of their game in the past decade, and the credit must be given to T20 cricket. Batting in International cricket has reached enormous heights in the past decade, and the speed of the game has increased immensely all thanks to the rise of T20 cricket. Not just batting, the shortest format has also helped bowlers to innovate and bring variations to their armoury. However, with innovation comes a big risk of giving away extra runs.
In a fast-paced format like the T20, conceding runs through extra is a crime and bowlers have committed this crime on some occasions this year. Let’s have a look at the teams which gave the most extras in a T20 international innings.
Sri Lanka top the list of giving away 17 extras in a T20 innings against Bangladesh in Colombo. Bangladesh batted first and scored 155/6 in their 20 overs. Out of the 155, 17 runs were conceded through extras. Sri Lanka eventually won the match by six wickets and with seven balls left.
The Netherlands are equal with Sri Lanka and have also given away 17 extras against Oman in a group stage match of the Desert Cup in Abu Dhabi. Oman batted first and scored 146/7 in their 20 overs. The Netherlands won the match by five wickets and four balls in hand.
Oman have been lucky regarding being awarded runs through extras as in the same tournament Scotland gave away 18 extras in a match against them. Oman, however, lost this match as well as they could only manage 133 despite these extras. Scotland won the match by seven wickets.
The Netherlands conceded 18 runs in extras in the Desert Cup against Hong Kong and were hammered by 91 runs as they were dismissed for a mere 92 runs while chasing a big target of 184.
New Zealand top the list of giving away the most amount of runs in a T20 innings through extras as they gave away 18 extras in a match against Bangladesh. However, they won the match by six wickets.
|Bangladesh||141/8||18||0||0||18||0||v New Zealand||Napier|
|Hong Kong||183/4||18||4||6||7||1||v Netherlands||Dubai (DSC)|
|Oman||133||18||1||10||5||2||v Scotland||Dubai (DSC)|
|Oman||146/7||17||1||8||7||1||v Netherlands||Abu Dhabi|
|Bangladesh||155/6||17||0||6||10||1||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)|