Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf set a new record for conceding the highest number of sixes by a bowler in a single edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup. Rauf conceded his 16th six of the ongoing World Cup during Pakistan’s match against New Zealand at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.
The unwanted record was previously held by Zimbabwe medium-pacer Tinashe Panyangara, who was walloped for 15 sixes at the 2015 World Cup, held in Australia and New Zealand.
On Saturday, Rauf was smashed for two sixes and 11 fours by the Kiwi batters. India’s Yuzvendra Chahal and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, who conceded 14 sixes each during the 2019 World Cup, are third on the list.
Rauf’s teammate and fellow pacer Shaheen Afridi also registered an unenviable record on Saturday by conceding the most number of runs in a World Cup innings by a Pakistan bowler. Afridi went for 90 runs in his 10 overs as New Zealand posted a mammoth 401 for six in 50 overs.
He is currently sixth on the overall list of bowlers to concede most runs in a single World Cup edition. However, if he gives away 58 runs against England in Pakistan's last league match, he would climb on top of the unwanted list. Haris Rauf is also the first Pakistan bowler to concede 80+ runs spells twice in a World Cup edition.
526 - Adil Rashid in 2019 (11 Matches)
502 - Starc in 2019 (10 Matches)
484 - Mustafizur in 2019 (8 Matches)
479 - Boult in 2019 (10 Matches)
472 - Southee in 2015 (9 Matches)
469* - HARIS RAUF in 2023 (8 Matches)
Haris Rauf (PAK) - 16 sixes in eight matches in 2023
Tinashe Panyangara (ZIM) - 15 sixes in eight matches in 2015
Yuzvendra Chahal (IND) - 14 sixes in eight matches in 2019
Rashid Khan (AFG) - 14 sixes in eight matches in 2019
Jason Holder (WI) - 13 sixes in seven matches in 2015