Monami Sharma(CSCC) equals current T20 record for Best Bowling figures in an innings (3-0-12-5)
Monami Sharma(CSCC) - A 5 wicket haul through 5 distinct methods of dismissal
Date: 16-Aug-2009 - Game: CSCC Vs CCCC - Ground: Lower Acre Gardens, Longmont, Colorado
Last years CCL Twenty20 League & KnockOut Tournaments produced a couple of bowlers namely Rajesh Solanki(CCCC), Narayan Madabusi(CSCC), Rohit Shah(CSCC),
Kervyn Dimney(CSCC) (Read article) that equaled the Best Bowling figures in an innings record with 4 wickets, but Keyur Amin(BCC) (Read article) bettered it further by actually breaking the record with his 4-0-13-5, only to be superseded by Shailesh Patel(BCC) (Read article) who ended up with yet better record breaking numbers of 4-0-13-6 (and the record still holds good today).
Last years comparison was based on Twenty20 International Bowling Records of MR Gillespie’s 2.5-0-7-4 or RP Singh’s 4-0-13-4. Today the record for Best Bowling figures in an innings is held by Pakistan’s Umar Gul for his 3-0-6-5 against New Zealand in the recent ICC World Twenty20 2009. See records at Cricinfo:
Apart from equalling the record, the uniqueness of Monami Sharma’s wickets were that he was able to get his 5 wicket haul through 5 distinct methods of dismissal. He had one by hitwicket, LBW, Caught, Bowled and a Caught&Bowled.
Being the 5th bowler in the CSCC attack, he was able to dismiss 2 players, one bowled – one caught, in his very first over by giving away just 3 runs. Similarly, in his second over he was again able to dismiss 2 more players, one LBW – one HitWicket, giving away 3 runs. His 3rd over, where he gave 6 runs, the last ball got him another wicket, which was a Caught & Bowled.
This is also Monami’s Sharma’s first 5 wicket haul in the Colorado Cricket League.
Congratulations Monami Sharma on a job well done, and making your team and league proud of your achievement.
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