Most overs by a captain in a Test innings

Written by Muhammad Asim on May 20th, 2006   (71 views)

While Sri Lanka managed to escape a heavy defeat by skin of their teeth, it was English bowlers who were toiled to break the resistance. In the process, their captain Andrew Flintoff provided one of the rarest instances in the last 17 years of international Test cricket. By bowling 51 overs for his two wickets in Sri Lanka’s second innings, the English captain registered only the 18th occasion of a captain bowling 50 or more overs in an innings. Flintoff became the 11th captain to do so. The last time a captain had to bear such burden was way back in 1989-90 when Imran Khan sent down 50.2 overs against at Lahore. For reader’s interest the accompanying table has the complete details.

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