The memories of the 2007 T20 World Cup must have come rushing back for Stuart Broad when he would have seen or heard India’s Shivam Dube going for 34 runs in an over against New Zealand. On an otherwise fine day for Team India, Dube endured a forgettable outing in the fifth and final T20I at the Bay Oval.
After failing to do well with the bat, the allrounder had a miserable day with the ball. In the 10th over of the innings, Ross Taylor and Tim Seifert hit him for 34 runs. In the process, Dube ended up holding the dubious record for conceding most runs in a T20I over by an Indian. Overall, he bowled the second most expensive over in T20Is.
Stuart Broad holds the record for the most expensive T20I over for conceding 36 runs against India in 2007 T20 World Cup when Yuvraj Singh had smashed him six sixes. Seifert started the over by smashing Dube for two sixes and a four before taking a single. He then bowled a no-ball which was dispatched for a four by Taylor. The veteran New Zealand batsman then hit the last two balls for sixes to collect 34 runs off the over.
Later, ICC’s Instagram account asked the fans to name the bowler who conceded most runs in an over. The ICC posted the figures of Dube’s over before asking the fans whether they remember the costliest over in the shortest format of the game.
‘6, 6, 4, 1, 4nb, 6, 6 = 34 runs. Shivam Dube bowled the second-most expensive over in T20I history today! Do you remember the first?,’ wrote the ICC.
And while fans were replying to the post, Stuart Broad also decided to do the same. He, however, posted a hilarious reply to the question. The England legend, who was hit for six sixes in an over by Yuvraj Singh , hilariously wrote ‘nope’ followed by an emoji while replying to ICC’s question.
India complete a whitewash
Talking about the game, India beat New Zealand by seven runs to seal the series 5-0. Batting first, the Men in Blue rode on Rohit Sharma’s fifty to post a challenging total of 163 for 3. In reply, New Zealand suffered an inexplicable collapse once again to end up on 156 for 9. Both the teams will now lock horns in a three-match ODI series, starting on Wednesday.