Indian fast bowlers to concede most runs in a single innings of a Test Match (Since 2000) - Sportzwiki
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Indian fast bowlers to concede most runs in a single innings of a Test Match (Since 2000)


  • Indian pace bowling has had a disappointing tour in Australia so far and 3rd Test Match has made matters worse as every bowler conceded more than 100 runs in their spell. Indian pitches aren’t well known for pace bowling but when the same bowlers find pitches that gives them pace and bounce only makes the bowler greedy and in turn effects their performance.

    Same has been the case in the current tour of Australia as Indian pace bowlers have over used the short ball and the result is no good. This shows that there hasn’t been guidance given to young bowlers to utilize the benefits from the pitch.

    Firstly let us take a look Indian pace bowlers to concede most number of runs in a single innings of Test match:

    Bowler Name

    Overs

    Runs

    Wickets

    Opposition

    Ground

    Match Date

    Zaheer Khan

    51.0

    170

    5

    New Zealand

    Wellington

    14 Feb 2014

    Ishant Sharma

    45.0

    164

    0

    New Zealand

    Wellington

    14 Feb 2014

    Ishant Sharma

    37.1

    159

    1

    England

    Birmingham

    10 Aug 2011

    S Sreesanth

    36.0

    158

    0

    England

    Birmingham

    10 Aug 2011

    Zaheer Khan

    37.0

    156

    2

    Sri Lanka

    Colombo (SSC)

    23 Jul 2008

    Varun Aaron

    29.0

    153

    2

    England

    The Oval

    15 Aug 2014

    Ishant Sharma

    38.0

    150

    3

    England

    Nottingham

    9 Jul 2014

    Md Shami

    43.0

    149

    2

    New Zealand

    Wellington

    14 Feb 2014

    Pankaj Singh

    37.0

    146

    0

    England

    Southampton

    27 Jul 2014

    Ishant Sharma

    28.0

    145

    3

    Sri Lanka

    Galle

    18 Jul 2010

    Stat updated till 27 December 2014

    Zaheer Khan has conceded 170 runs against New Zealand and tops the list of bowlers to concede most runs in a single innings. Overall when we take a look at this stat the most year where Indian bowlers have failed miserably is the year 2014.

    6 instances in the Top have come from the year 2014 and 3 of which are from the 2nd Test match against New Zealand in Wellington. Pace bowlers had started off well in this match, when Shami and Ishant picked up 4 and 6 wickets accordingly. But in the 2nd innings the Kiwis came back strongly and McCullum scored 302, as a result pace bowlers have conceded runs above 150.

    India’s formula of only motivating the youngsters has definitely been failing in the context of pace bowling and this stat confirms that. The solution here wouldn’t be to bring back old players who are out of form, instead the board must look to bring in experienced India bowler as an advisor, which might help upto some extent.  

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