NZ vs PNG |Twitter lauds Lockie Ferguson's record-breaking spell of achieving a three-fer without conceding a run

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Securing wickets is the crowning glory for any bowler, yet accomplishing a spell without conceding a single run is extraordinary. Such was the situation with Lockie Ferguson in his last league game against Papua New Guinea where he achieved four maidens in his spell and scalped a three-fer.

‌New Zealand's decision to field first after winning the toss proved brilliant as they dominated Papua New Guinea early on. Within the powerplay, Tony Ura and Assad Vala failed to make an impact and were dismissed early. However, Sese Bau and Charles Amini attempted to stabilize PNG's innings with a 27-run partnership before the Kiwi bowlers, led by Lockie Ferguson, seized control. Additionally, Ferguson made headlines with a record-breaking spell.

The 33-year-old claimed Vala's wicket in the fifth over with a superb full-length delivery. In the 12th over, he struck again, dismissing Amini. His final over was equally devastating as he removed Chad Soper, a crucial breakthrough. Remarkably, Ferguson bowled the maximum number of maiden overs in the match, not conceding a single run across his four overs while taking three wickets.

The New Zealand team and social media alike celebrated Ferguson's magnificent achievement, acknowledging his exceptional bowling performance.

History created

Excellent spell

First time in histroy

4 over, 4 maidens

Most economical spell

Unbreakable

Didn't give a single run

Nobody will break

First bowler

Fun spell

 

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