Lockie Ferguson Creates Unthinkable Record: First Instance Of Four Maidens In T20 World Cup History

Along with this feat, Lockie Ferguson's bowling performance against PNG in Tarouba in 2024 also included the most economical spell in T20 World Cup history, where he took 3 wickets for 0 runs in 4 overs. His display underscored his exceptional skill and precision on the field

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Lockie Ferguson bowls against West Indies | Photo: AP/Ramon Espinosa

Lockie Ferguson etched his name into history with an unprecedented feat, bowling four maiden overs in an ICC Men's T20 World Cup match during New Zealand's final group C match against Papua New Guinea in Trinidad on Monday. (Scorecard|Full Coverage)

The 33-year-old pacer thus became the first bowler in T20 World Cup history to bowl all four of his quota overs without conceding a single run. Ferguson also claimed three wickets to register a seemingly unmatchable figures of 3/0.

He also ensured that this was the most economical over in T20 history.

Most maidens In T20 World Cup Innings

1) Lockie Ferguson (NZ) - 4 maidens vs PNG, 2024

2) Ajantha Mendis (SL) - 2 maidens vs Zimbabwe, 2012

3) Harbhajan Singh (IND) - 2 maidens vs England, 2012

4) Tanzib Hasan Sakib (BAN) - 2 maidens vs Nepal, 2024

Most Economical 4-over Spells In Men’s T20 World Cup

3/0 - Lockie Ferguson (NZ) vs PNG, Tarouba, 2024*

3/4 - Tim Southee (NZ) vs UGA, Tarouba, 2024

2/4 - Frank Nsubuga (UGA) vs PNG, Guyana, 2024

4/7 - Anrich Nortje (SA) vs SL, New York, 2024

2/7 - Trent Boult (NZ) vs UGA, Tarouba, 2024