Bibhu Prasad Ray

We have seen unreal things happen in T20 matches where teams have chased 200 runs with ease and get bundled out for less than 100 runs, but have you ever seen a fast bowler conceding no runs in his bowling spell? New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson has just become the second bowler in T20Is and the first at a men's T20 World Cup to bowl four maiden overs in a spell. 

Ferguson, who is known for his pace and accuracy made PNG batters to their toes with his breathtaking spell. 

He finished with magical figures of 4-4-0-3 against Papua New Guinea in New Zealand's last group-stage match in the T20 World Cup 2024 on Monday.

"Obviously a tough wicket to bat on, so nice from my point of view to get on a wicket like that," Ferguson, the Player of the Match, said on the official broadcast after the game. "There was some swing, which was nice today too," he added.

The only bowler who achieved this feat was Candian bowler Saad Bin Zafar who finished with 4-4-0-2 against Panama in a T20 World Cup Americas Region Qualifier match in Coolidge in 2021.

New Zealand, who always performed to their best at ICC World Cups, had a forgettable outing after losing 2 consecutive games against Afghanistan and West Indies which eliminated them from group stages at the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

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