My inner nerd absolutely loves the consistency of the Stars bowlers’ economy rates today. pic.twitter.com/FX6wI45ZAm
— 🐐 (@jfmp21) January 10, 2017
Isn’t that just a thing of beauty? (HT to James Priest for the spot.)
Some numbers in life don’t need analysis. Sometimes a pointless pattern is as delightful as it gets.
A lovely, meaningless event from today’s Big Bash, but has such a neat selection of economy rates occurred in T20Is before?
In short, no. But on 24 February 2016, something absolutely astounding almost happened.
Ravi Jadeja’s reckless lack of concern for being miserly ruined what should have been bowling perfection.
That spell in full:
11W1•2 | 1∆14•4 | •4••11 | •1++••1•
Where could Jadeja have saved two?
0.1 Ashish Nehra let them run a single straight at him at short third man.
0.4 A mix-up among the batters, but again a single to short third man.
1.6 Mushfiqur Rahim sweeps it THROUGH short third man for four.
3.3 Leg-side wide in the final over of the match.
3.3 Leg-side wide AGAIN off the next ball.
Who on earth bowls two wides in the final over?
And what was Nehra playing at?
He wasn’t getting Nehra-nough to the ball. I’ll get me coat.
Some of the other near-misses and pleasing patterns