The South African spinner Colin Ackermann has created a new world-record on Wednesday after taking seven wickets for just 18 runs in the Vitality T20 Blast.
Colin Ackermann takes 7/18 – the best bowling figures in T20 history
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Colin Ackermann took the seven wickets for his side Leicestershire’s victory over Warwickshire by 55-runs. He took wickets of:
- Michael Burgess
- Sam Hain
- Will Rhodes
- Liam Banks
- Alex Thomson
- Henry Brookes
- Jeetan Patel
After registering the victory over the opponents, Colin said:
It hasn’t really sunk in. I’m sure I’ll remember this game for a long time. I think it’s the first time it’s really turned at Grace Road. I tried to use my height and get a bit of bounce. I wanted to get the batters to hit into the bigger side of the field and mixed up my pace. Never in a million years [did he think he would set a world record]. I’m a batting all-rounder.
Previously, the record was held by a Malaysian bowler Arul Suppiah. He took 6 wickets for just 5 runs for Somerset against Glamorgan back in 2011.