It is usual for a batsman to finish a game with his batting. It's their job, so they have to do it properly. But what if, every batsman failed to bat? Who will save the match? Here comes the list of bowlers who topped their performance in batting, when their batsmen failed to do the task. The bowlers from the 10th wicket have also saved the match with their batting. These 10 bowlers not only saved the match but also the day for everyone. Let's look at, who these bowlers managed to bat in that pressure situation.
1. Ravichandran Ashwin Vs New Zealand
Grabbing the no.1 spot is the two great Indian bowlers: RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN and Ravindra Jadeja. It happened during the 5-match ODI series between India and New Zealand in 2014. In the 3rd match, Ashwin and Jadeja set the highest 7th wicket partnership of '85 runs' not out. With their tremendous batting skill and technique, they both showed a phenomenal performance against New Zealand and tied the match.
2. James Faulkner And Clint Mckay Vs England
At no. 2 is the Australian partnership between JAMES FAULKNER and CLINT MCKAY against England. With '2 runs remaining from the last '6' balls, Faulkner smashed '3' back-to-back boundaries and scored the required 12 runs with ease. Till today, it was an amazing batting showcase of a low-order batsman from the Australian team in one-day internationals.
3. Lasith Malinga Vs Australia
At no.3 is the popular; Yorker specialist and a deadly bowler, LASITH MALINGA. In the match between Srilanka and Australia, Australia scored 239 and set an average chase for team Sri Lanka. But unfortunately, every batsman other than Sangakkara and Matthews scored a very low; run. And then Malinga came into play and whooped 56 runs from 48 balls with '6' boundaries and '2' sixes.
4. Javagal Srinath And Anil Kumble Vs Australia
At no.4 it is not a single bowler, but a partnership between two Indian bowlers. During the 1996 Titan Cup, These two legends of the game JAVAGAL SRINATH and ANIL KUMBLE came in to play against Australia and destroyed the Australian team's dream. Faced the last 42 balls with a partnership of 46 runs and took India to their victory path.
5. Ashish Nehra Vs New Zealand
At no.5 is the experienced bowler from the Indian team, ASHISH NEHRA. He holds the best bowling record in the 2003 world cup series by conquering a tremendous 6 for 23. But he also saved a match with his batting ability. During the match between India and New Zealand, when there was 1 run required from the last two balls, Nehra smashed a boundary, making every Indian fan proud.
6. Ajit Agarkar Vs Sri Lanka
At no.6 is the young Indian bowler AJIT AGARKAR who saved the match for team India against Sri Lanka. When team India required 29 runs from 18 balls, Agarkar smashed six and fours across the boundaries. And saved the match with only 2 runs remaining from 6 balls. Finally, he finished the match with a brilliant boundary.
7. Zulfiqar Babar Vs West Indies
At no.7 is the Pakistani bowler ZULFIQAR BABAR against West Indies. During his debut match against West Indies in 2013, there were 6 runs needed in the last over. And Babar came in and smashed the sixes over the head of the bowler in the last ball. This was a nail-biting match for Pakistan fans and West Indies fans.
8. Harbhajan Singh Vs Pakistan
At no.8: is again the incredible Indian bowler Harbhajan SINGH. During the 2010 Asia cup league match, Harbhajan saved the match with his powerful hits and sixes. With his batting, India became the first team to qualify for the semis. From 219 for 6 wickets, Harbhajan and Suresh Raina took the match to the winning point.
9. Nathan Mccullum Vs Srilanka
At no.9 is the New Zealand bowler, NATHAN MCCULLUM. With his impeccable batting, he took his team to the win against Sri Lanka IN 2009. When there were 17 runs needed from 4 balls, Along with his partner James neesham, a left-handed batsman and bowler, McCullum took his New Zealand team to a victory margin. Till today, this partnership remains broken in the lower order of the New Zealand batting lineup.
10. Zaheer Khan Vs New Zealand
At no.10 is the Indian pace bowler Zaheer khan. During the 5th ODI at Wellington in 2003, the Indian batting lineup faced a terrible performance and in the end, Zaheer Khan a low-order batsman and a bowler came to the Rescue with his batting and saved the match with his 34 runs out of 42 balls. He hit 3 boundaries and six and saved the match for India.