2017 Records: Most Extras in a T20 International Innings
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2017 Records: Most Extras in a T20 International Innings

Mitchell Santner
Ish Sodhi of New Zealand bowls during the 20/20 International cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on January 8, 2017. / AFP / MICHAEL BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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Windies star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo became the first bowler to take 400 wickets in T20’s. Getty Images

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.

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Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga (2L) celebrates with his teammates after taking a hat-trick wicket to dismiss Bangladesh cricketer Mehedi Hasan during the second T20 international cricket match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on April 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

2017 Records: Most Extras in a T20 International Innings
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 15: Michael Rippon (3rd R) celebrates dismissing Maqsood Sufyan of Oman during Desert T20 Challenge match between Netherlands and Oman at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on January 15, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

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.

2017 Records: Most Extras in a T20 International Innings
CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH – MARCH 14: Munir Dar of Hong Kong batting during the warm-up match between Hong Kong and Netherlands the MA Aziz Stadium in the lead up to the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 on March 14, 2014, in Chittagong, Bangladesh.(Photo by Graham Crouch-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

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.

Mitchell Santner
Ish Sodhi of New Zealand bowls during the 20/20 International cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on January 8, 2017. / AFP / MICHAEL BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Team Score Ext b lb w nb Opposition Ground
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)

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