In the ongoing 2nd Test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, fast bowler Lahiru Kumara ended up conceding 164 runs without picking a single wicket in 25 overs at an economy of 6.56 rpo. Speaking about the New Zealand innings, both Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell smashed double hundreds, helping the Kiwis post a huge total of 580 runs on board.
Here in this article, we will have a look at the most expensive bowling and worst bowling figures as well.
Worst bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler in Test Cricket:
Lahiru Kumara-25-1-164-0 vs NZ in Wellington, 2023
Kasun Rajitha-34-5-144-0 vs NZ in Wellington, 2018
Asoka de Silva-56-14-141-0 vs NZ in Wellington, 1991
Muralitharan-46-9-137-0 vs IND in Nagpur, 1997
Muralitharan-33-6-136-0 vs NZ in Dunedin, 1997
Worst bowling figures ever in Test history:
Khan Mohammad-54-5-259-0 vs WI in Kingston, 1958
Nicky Boje-65-5-221-0 vs SL in Colombo(SSC), 2006
Yasir Shah-32-1-197-0 vs AUS in Adelaide, 2019
Ray Price-42-2-192-0 vs SA in Harare, 2001
EAS Prasanna-59-8-187-0 vs ENG in Leeds, 1967
Ray Price-36-5-187-0 vs AUS in Perth, 2003
Most Expensive bowling spell based on the economy rate in Test history (Min. 25 overs bowled):
Zahid Mahmood-33-1-235-4 (eco: 7.12) vs ENG in Rawalpindi, 2022
Lahiru Kumara-25-1-164-0 (eco: 6.56) vs NZ in Wellington, 2023
Yasir Shah-32-1-197-0 (eco: 6.15) vs AUS in Adelaide, 2019
Hence, Lahiru Kumara has recorded the worst-ever bowling figure for a Sri Lankan bowler. While his economy of 6.56 remains to be 2nd worst in Test history among bowlers who have bowled a minimum of 25 overs.
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