Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Five consecutive overs by different bowlers

Sri Lanka just used five different bowlers for five consecutive overs. First time I've ever noticed this occurrence, but it's very possible it has happened before.

Here's how it unfolded:

  • Over # 2: Jayasuriya
  • Over # 3: Udana
  • Over # 4: Muralitharan
  • Over # 5: Malinga
  • Over # 6: Ajantha

Just thought it was interesting.

Update: India used seven in a row against SA! They used Zaheer, RP, Ishant, Jadeja, Rohit, Yuvraj, and Harbajhan from overs 3 to 10.

I guess it is much more common in T20 than I thought! :)

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  1. Anonymous said...

    were used by england yesterday as well ... the first 5 overs.

  2. SledgeHammer said...

    Ahhh! Wasn't paying attention I guess!

    Perhaps it's more common in T20 than I thought.

    Either way, surely Vettori will think it's a way to disguise ball tampering!

  3. Q said...

    I think it wasn't as intriguing in yesterday's match as it was today..

    West Indies were given 9 overs and only 2 of the England bowlers were allowed to bowl 2 overs each, with the rest 1 over each.. hence it made sense to give 1 over spells..

    Today though, Sanga completely turned his strategy around and shuffled his bowlers.. probably cos its a knock out game and he thought he didn't have enough on the board..

  4. Anonymous said...

    actually vettori is contemplating his post-match comments:

    Interviewer: That was tepid. Do you think your batsmen imploded during the chase?

    DV: Yes

    Interviewer: (after a pause) Both you and Sanga used Spinners in the powerplay overs. What do you think they did right, and you couldn't?

    DV: Ahh - "We were amazed how the spinners got to spin the ball, I couldn't do it. How can they? I don't know how they do it."

    Interviewer: Surely, you seem to have lost the plot. Casting doubts on the abilities of the finest spinners in the world. What happened to Kiwis spirit?

    DV: Ohh, think Fleming took it with him.

  5. Q said...

    Hahaha!! Anonymous, that is just hilarious!

    I would like to use that in my next post. Of course with credit to you.

    If u want a name/nick to go in the credit, let me know.

  6. Anonymous said...

    sure - do whatever. the guy is a prick - guess it's hard to be ordinary in an constantly under-achieving team.
    bring back the bond - shane bond.

  7. Q said...

    Thanks. Its up.

    Surely sour grapes. Bond will be back soon.. ICL have cleared him and he's going to be playing soon.

  8. SledgeHammer said...

    Actually the five bowler thing is apparently quite common.

    Even India just did it!


  9. SledgeHammer said...

    India just went 7 in a row!!! Boy was I totally wrong!


  10. raj said...

    Nobody can beat Laxman, who changed bowlers 19 times in 20 overs - ofcourse he might not have used 7 bowlers in 7 overs. But no bowler bowled more than a 1-over spell!
    (in a deccan chargers match vs Jaipur, I think)

  11. Q said...

    I remember that Raj.. was a bizzare game..

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