In a dramatic turn of events during the third and final T20 International (T20I) of the three-match series between Australia and West Indies, the Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa unfortunately etched his name into the record books for all the wrong reasons. Zampa has now created an unwanted record by conceding the most runs ever by an Australian player in a T20I match.
Andre Russell smacked Adam Zampa for 28 runs in an over
The game, which unfolded at the Perth Stadium on Tuesday (February 13), took a surprising turn as Zampa’s bowling figures spiralled out of control. Despite his best efforts, Zampa struggled to contain the West Indian batters, especially Andre Russell, allowing a significant number of runs to slip through.
In the 19th over of the West Indies innings, Russell smashed Zampa all around the park. He hit 4 sixes and 1 four during Zampa’s last over, taking the bowler’s tally of runs to 65.
THIS IS RUSSELL MANIA…!!!!!
He smashed 6,4,0,6,6,6 (28 runs) in an over against Zampa – Andre Russell, The Destroyer! pic.twitter.com/blflDajUkk
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) February 13, 2024
Zampa’s performance has raised concerns among fans and experts alike, prompting discussions about Australia’s bowling strategy and the team’s overall performance in the match.
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Most runs conceded by an Australian bowler in a T20I
Adam Zampa – 1/65 vs West Indies, Perth in February 2024
Andre Tye – 2/64 vs New Zealand, Auckland in February 2018
Aaron Hardie – 1/64 vs India, Guwahati in November 2023
While cricket is a game of uncertainties, Zampa’s record-breaking feat serves as a stark reminder of the challenges and pressures faced by players at the highest level of the sport.
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