Lockie Ferguson produces most economical spell in T20 World Cup history

Lockie Ferguson
New Zealand players congratulate Lockie Ferguson on picking up a wicket. Photo: AFP/Marco Bello

Kiwi speedster Lockie Ferguson produced the most economical spell in T20 World Cup history during the game against Papua New Guinea on Monday. The right-arm pacer bowled four maidens and picked up three wickets (3/0) at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad, to enter the record books.

The 33-year-old bettered Ugandan spinner Franco Nsubuga's figures of 2/4 from four overs achieved against Papua New Guinea earlier in this edition.

Ferguson became the second player after Canada's left-arm spinner Saad Bin Zafar to bowl four maidens in a T20I match. Saad had returned figures of 2/0 against Panama in 2021.

The Black Caps bowled Papua New Guinea out for 78 in 19.4 overs before chasing down the target in 12.2 overs losing three wickets. The Kiwis ended their campaign with a second successive win which took them to third in Group C. Papua New Guinea lost all their four games and finished last in fifth spot.

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