A maiden over by a bowler in a T20 game is absolutely worthy of recognition. T20 cricket has gone a long way in moulding the batsmen’s gameplay to the extent that the same gets deployed in ODIs and Tests too. In the shortest format of the game, batsmen usually go for the big shots from the get-go.
Hence, it can be challenging to stop batsmen, who are in full flow and rhythm. However, there have been bowlers, who have given zero runs in the final over.
Not only it takes for the bowler to maintain a consistent line but also a clever change of pace. Those can be the tricks to stop batsmen, who are in rampaging form.
We take a look at four bowlers who bowled a maiden 20th over in T20 cricket so far: Mohammad Amir
Pakistan left-arm paceman Mohammad Amir achieved the feat against Australia in ICC World T20 2010. It was the group game between the two sides contested at the Gros Islet. By the time the last over arrived, Australia were well-placed at 191-5, eyeing a total of 200 and possibly more.
Amir picked five wickets in the over, two of which were run-outs without conceding any run. He eventually finished with figures of 4-1-23-3. Despite that, Pakistan ended up on the losing side, falling short by 41 runs. For Australia, Dirk Nannes and Shaun Tait took three wickets each while Shane Watson made 81 with the bat, top-scoring.