The year is 2023, what does that mean? It is the World Cup year as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is to be played later this year in October, November in India.
ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the biggest sporting ever where the world’s best cricket team plays to get their hands on the gold and make their country proud.
There has many record established in the long history of the ICC Cricket World Cup, but today, in this article, we take a look at Top 3 most expensive overs bowled in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Herschelle Gibbs vs Dan Van Bunge
During the 2007 World Cup, South Africa’s legendary batsman Herschelle Gibbs did a historic feat of hitting 6 sixes in an over. Herschelle Gibbs is also the only batsman in the world to hit 6 sixes in an over in the 50 overs format.
During the event, Herschelle Gibbs did this feat in the match played against Netherlands. Herschelle Gibbs was playing on 32 runs in 30 balls when Namibian bowler Dan Van Bunge came to bowl in the 30th over of this match. Gibbs hit Van Bunge for 6 sixes in that over. Gibbs played a brilliant inning of 72 runs in 40 balls in this match.
AB de Villiers vs Jason Holder
During the World Cup 2015 was being played between South Africa and West Indies. South African batsman AB de Villiers set the world record for the fastest 150 runs in ODI cricket history while batting stormy inning in that match.
During this match, by the 47th over of the innings, the African team had scored 330 runs and AB de Villiers was at the crease after scoring 95 runs in 50 balls. Jason Holder stepped-up to bowling in the 48th over. De Villiers scored 34 runs in this over.
AB de Villiers played an unbeaten inning of 162 runs in 66 balls. With this, de Villiers also made the world record for the fastest 150 runs in 64 balls. Jason Holder bowled 104 runs in that match while bowling 10 overs.
James Franklin, Kane Williamson vs Rizwan Cheema, Harvir Baidwan
In a match played between New Zealand and Canada during the World Cup 2011, Kiwi batsman James Franklin did a stormy batting feat. James Franklin scored 31 runs while playing against Canadian bowler Rizwan Cheema.
Kane Williamson and James Franklin were playing at the crease in the final over of the New Zealand innings. The last over of the innings was handed over to Canada’s Rizwan Cheema. Rizwan bowled 2 dangerous no balls during the over and thus was disallowed frok bowling further. He was replaced by Harvir Baidwan.
In total, both the duo conceded 31 runs, although Rizwan had already conceded 28 runs himself.