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Sam Curran records best bowling figures by a left-arm pacer in Men's T20 World Cup history

The 24-year-old left-arm pacer Sam Curran created history by managing the best bowling figures by a left-arm pacer in men’s T20 World Cup history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 24.10.2022
Sam curran records best bowling figures by a left-arm pacer in mens T20 World Cup history

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While England have strongly started their journey in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 by beating Afghanistan, the 24-year-old left-arm pacer Sam Curran created history by managing the best bowling figures by a left-arm pacer in men’s T20 World Cup history. 

Last Saturday (22nd October), England and Afghanistan started their journey in this tournament from the Group 1 of the Super 12 stage of this competition at Perth. After England sent Afghanistan to bat first, the Asian team scored only 112 runs in 19.4 overs before losing all ten wickets.    

Sam Curran finished that innings with bowling figures of 3.4-0-10-5. It was an incredible bowling performance by him as he dismissed Ibrahim Zadran (32), Azmatullah Omarzai (8), Rashid Khan (0), Usman Ghani (30) and Fazalhaq Farooqi (0).

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Sam Curran’s status after achieving the bowling figures of 3.4-0-10-5   


  • Best bowling figures by a left-arm pacer in the men’s T20 World Cup history. The previous record was 4-0-22-5 by Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman (vs New Zealand at Kolkata on 26th March 2016).

  • First English bowler to pick up a five-wicket haul in T20I history. Their previous bowling record was 2.2-0-2-4 by Adil Rashid (vs West Indies at Dubai on 23rd October 2021). 

  • Second-best T20I bowling figures by a left-arm pacer from the ICC full member side. The record in this list is 4-1-17-6 by West Indies bowler Obed McCoy (vs India at Basseterre on 1st August 2022).   

  • Third left-arm pacer to claim a five-wicket haul in men’s T20 World Cup history. Australian James Faulkner (5/27 vs Pakistan at Mohali on 25th March 2016) and Bangladesh Mustafizur Rahman (5/22 vs New Zealand at Kolkata on 26th March 2016) were the first two left-arm pacers to manage the five-wicket hauls in men’s T20 World Cup history.

  • Fourth left-arm bowler to manage a five-wicket haul in men’s T20 World Cup history. Apart from James Faulkner and Mustafizur Rahman, Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath (5/3 vs New Zealand at Chattogram on 31st March 2014) was the other name on this list. 

  • Sixth pacer to manage a five-wicket haul in the men’s T20 World Cup history.

  • Tenth bowler to record a five-wicket haul in the men’s T20 World Cup history.


England ultimately chased the 113-run target in 18.1 overs after losing five wickets. Liam Livingstone (29 not out) was the highest scorer for that English side, as he was the only English batter to reach the 20-run mark in that low chase. 

 

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