A Pakistani fast bowler set a record of sorts in a Twenty20 domestic cricket tournament when he conceded 30 runs without bowling a single legal delivery.
In a match of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Twenty20 memorial tournament earlier this week, Port Qasim pacer Zaid Mir had to be taken out of the attack after he failed to bowl a single legal delivery with his bowling figures reading 0-0-31-0 (10 NB).
The match was played at the Karachi Gymkhana ground with the Port Qasim side, coached by former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif, taking on the hosts in a group fixture.
"Fast bowler Zaid Mir was asked to bowl and he sent down 10 successive no-balls, resulting in 10 free hits to the batsmen, who scored 31 runs off them," a scorer in the match said.
"Given the strange situation, umpire Saleem Badr allowed Zaid to be taken out of the firing line after he officially said he had suffered a leg strain and couldn't bowl," the scorer added.
He said although Zaid was taken out of the attack, his over was completed by Khalid Latif.
The tournament is being organised under the supervision of the Pakistan Cricket Board and features some of the top first class departmental and regional teams of the country.