Ireland spinner Simi Singh on Monday bowled the third most economical five-for ever and helped his team claim a 112-run victory over UAE to level the series at 1-1.
Ireland spinner Simi Singh after his incredible achievement on Monday. (Twitter/@ICC)
- Simi Singh registered the third most economical five-for of this century
- India’s Stuart Binny took 6/4 against Bangladesh in 2014 to register the most economical five-wicket haul
- Muttiah Muralitharan’s 5/9 against New Zealand from 2002 comes next in the list
A remarkable all-round display from Simi Singh helped Ireland beat the United Arab Emirates by 112 runs in the fourth one-day international and draw the series in Abu Dhabi.
Singh took five for 10 with his off-breaks, bowling four maidens and not conceding a single boundary in his 10-over allocation as the UAE were bowled out for 116.
Today in Abu Dhabi, @SimiSingh147 bowled the third-most economical five-for this century!
Stuart Binny (6/4 vs BAN, 2014)
Muttiah Muralitharan (5/9 vs NZ, 2002)
Simi Singh (5/10 vs UAE, 2021) pic.twitter.com/OoIEtULHxU
— ICC (@ICC) January 18, 2021
Apart from that, he displayed some incredible batting as well and scored an unbeaten 54 to get his team out of trouble after they were reduced to 10/3 and later 99/5. Ireland eventually got to 228/6 in their 50 overs.
On Monday, besides taking his maiden 5-wicket haul, Singh also went on to register the third most economical five-for of this century.
A career-best 54* with the bat
A career-best 5/10 with the ball
— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) January 18, 2021
India’s Stuart Binny took 6/4 against Bangladesh in 2014 to register the most economical five-wicket haul. This is followed by legendary Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan’s 5/9 against New Zealand from 2002. Simi Singh’s Monday’s bowling figure of 5/10 comes next in this incredible list.
Singh dismissed the UAE’s top five batters during his sensational spell to leave the hosts floundering on 64/5 before wickets from O’Brien, Andy McBrine and Delany secured a 112-run victory.
Ireland had lost the series opener by six wickets before a coronavirus outbreak among the home squad forced the four-match series to be reduced to two games.
Ireland’s next ODI is scheduled for Thursday (January 21) when they take on Afghanistan in a three-match series.