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Second final of the VB series - 2006 between Srilanka and Australia saw a record for Muttiah Muralitharan, which he will never be proud of. He conceded 99 runs in his 10 over, the second most expensive spell by any bowler in one day internationals. The only one who is above him, is Martin Snedden - who gave away 105 runs off his 12 overs, way back in 1983 against England at the Oval.
But Snedden's figures read - 12-01-105-02 which means that he took two wickets and also bowled a Maiden over. Also his economy was 8.75, as compared to 9.9 of Muralidharan in second final of VB series. As Martin Snedden was a Right arm medium fast bowler, its understandable that his captain kept him bowling in the later part of the that one day international. But with Muralitharan, on 12th February, 2006 was nothing new. He always bowls in the slogg overs of ODI's for Srilanka and has done very over the years..
The latest to join this list is Mick Lewis of Australia who gave away 113 runs in his 10 over at the Wanderers in the Greatest one day International.. This may look quite bizzare as Mick Lewis tops this list of most expensive over in the history of One day cricket but that day, he didn't bowled that bad.. believe me!! it was that 434 Aus v RSA which is also tipped as greatest ODI ever, when African team chased down such large total.
If you are an Indian, you will be interested in knowing who bowled the most expensive over for India in ODI. So the answer is Javagal Srinath. He comes at the 8th position in this List of most expensive spells in one day cricket. Javagal gave away 87 runs in his 10 overs and his figures read - 10-00-87-00. It was against South Africa in Johannesburg, in 2002-03 one day series. The no. 9th is again an Indian - T Kumaran, who gave away 86 runs in 10 overs against Pakistan in Dhaka.
Looking at above list of most expensive spells in ODI cricket, may bring some smiles on your face, but I am sure those particular days for those bowlers were no less than nightmare. and then, we wonder, why didn't their captain try some other batsmen in his team to have a bowl when regular bowlers were going for so many runs anyway..?