It was a night of sheer horror for almost every pace bowler when MS Dhoni’s Chennai locked horns with Rohit Sharma’s Team Mumbai on Saturday. Right from an experienced campaigner like Trent Boult to an in-form  Deepkar Chahar, every pacer went for over eight runs per over, of course barring the Man of the Match, Kieron Pollard.

In a game where Jasprit Bumrah registered his worst ever bowling figures of his T20 career, Chennai’s Lungi Ngidi was at the receiving end of a similar carnage. The South African fast bowler ended up conceding 62 runs in four overs without picking up a single wicket.

Most runs conceded in an innings by a Chennai bowler
Bowler Overs Runs Wickets Economy Opponent Venue Date
Lungi Ngidi 4 62 0 15.5 Mumbai Delhi 1 May 2021
Mohit Sharma 4 58 0 14.5 Hyderabad Hyderabad 2 May 2015
Sam Curran 4 58 1 14.5 Kolkata Mumbai 21 April 2021
Palani Amarnath 4 57 1 14.2 Mumbai Chennai 23 April 2008
Harbhajan Singh 4 57 3 14.2 Punjab Mohali 5 May 2019

The aforementioned figure is the most runs conceded by a bowler in the 2021 Indian T20 League. Additionally, this is also the first time that a Chennai bowler - Lungi Ngidi - has given away more than 60 runs in his spell. Overall, this is the third most expensive spell by an overseas player in the Indian T20 League.

Most runs conceded by an overseas bowler in an Indian T20 League innings
Bowler Overs Runs Wickets Economy Team Opponent Venue Date
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 66 0 16.5 Punjab Hyderabad Hyderabad 29 April 2019
Michael Neser 4 62 0 15.5 Punjab Bangalore Mohali 6 May 2013
Lungi Ngidi 4 62 0 15.5 Chennai Mumbai Delhi 1 May 2021
Shane Watson 4 61 0 15.2 Bangalore Hyderabad Bengaluru 29 May 2016
Tim Southee 4 61 0 15.2 Bangalore Kolkata Bengaluru 5 April 2019

Out of the 62 runs that Ngidi conceded, a whopping 50% came off Kieron Pollard’s bat. The hard-hitting West Indies all-rounder scored 31 off just 11 balls against Ngidi and this included two fours and three sixes. Krunal Pandya scored 17 off seven while Rohit Sharma hit eight off three against the South African.

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