Though many believe that the T20 cricket highly favours the batsmen, we experienced many T20 matches where bowlers dominated over the batsmen. In the 2014 T20 World Cup (officially known as ICC World T20 2014) in Bangladesh, we saw some great matches where the bowlers were too excellent and became the deciding factor of the game.
During the 2014 T20 World Cup, the spinners achieved some better records than the pacers.
Here we are talking about the top five best bowling figures in an innings during the 2014 T20 World Cup
Dale Steyn (South Africa) – 4/17 against New Zealand (at Chattogram on 24th March 2014)
It was the 18th match of the 2014 T20 World Cup (Super 10 Stage). After South Africa managed to score 170/6 (20 overs) in the first innings, New Zealand openers provided the good starts. However, the Proteas pacer Dale Steyn‘s brilliant bowling performance denied New Zealand’s victory.
The right-arm fast bowler had the bowling figures of 4-0-17-4. After dismissing the Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum (4) soon after the powerplay, Steyn dismissed Corey Anderson (7), Luke Ronchi (5) and Nathan McCullum (4) in the death overs. In the final over of that match, Steyn defended seven runs and took two wickets along with one additional run-out on the final ball. New Zealand lost that match by just two runs (168/8 in 20 overs).