Left-arm pacer Marco Jansen on Sunday registered the most expensive bowling figures for a South African in ODI World Cups during his team’s match against India at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Jansen, who wasn’t at his best with the ball, conceded 94 runs in his 9.4 overs as Indian batters smashed 15 fours and and six. This is also his worst-ever figures in his ODI career.
The 23-year-old fast bowler’s figures are also the third-worst by a South African bowler, behind Dale Steyn and Wayne Parnell. During the whole innings, Jansen never looked in rhythm against the Indian batters and bowled seven wides and a no-ball as well.
Right from his first over, the South African struggled to get his lines and lengths right and bowled as many as 10 deliveries in his first over. Overall, Jansen bowled a total of four wide deliveries and conceded 17 runs in his first over.
In the end, Jansen was also forced to bowl the last four balls of the 50th over after Lungi Ngidi was forced off the field injured and he gave two fours off those four balls against Ravindra Jadeja.
It’s not the first time that Jansen has been so expensive during this World Cup. He had also conceded 92 runs in 10 overs against Sri Lanka.
Riding on Virat Kohli’s historic 49th ODI century (101 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja’s sensational fifer (5 for 33), India registered a dominating 243-run win over South Africa on Sunday to keep their unbeaten run intact at the ongoing World Cup.