Sanath Jayasuriya scored 30 runs off the 10th over of Chris Harris on Tuesday to beat his own record for the most number of runs scored in an over in Limited Overs International (LOI) cricket.
Jayasuriya's sequence in the over was 666642. He had previously scored 29 runs in an over off Aamer Sohail during his famous knock at Singapore in 1995-96, with a further run coming from a wide to bring the total cost of the over to 30. Therefore Harris equals the record of having bowled the most expensive one-day international over, with all runs coming from the bat this time.
The record was nearly beaten two days later when Shahid Afridi hit 26 off five balls after Imran Nzir took a single from the first ball of Bradburn's over.
The following table shows the list of batsmen scoring 25 runs or more in an over in LOI cricket with details wherever available.
R Batsmen Bowler Ground Season Details 30 ST Jayasuriya (SL) CZ Harris (NZ) Sharjah 2000-01 666642 29 ST Jayasuriya (SL) Aamer Sohail (Pak) Singapore 1995-96 wide4066661 28 Shahid Afridi (Pak) ST Jayasuriya (SL) Nairobi 1996/97 662644 27 Shahid Afridi 26/ Imran Nazir 1 (Pak) GE Bradburn (NZ) Sharjah 2000-01 164646 27 Moin Khan 22/ Rameez Raja 5 (Pak) IR Bishop (WI) Sharjah 1995-96 441666 27 Saleem Malik 22/ Asif Mujtaba 5 (Pak) M Muralitharan (SL) Colombo 1994-95 27 MS Atapattu / ST Jayasuriya (SL) Akram Khan (Ban) Colombo 1997-98 166446 26 RW Marsh BL Cairns Adelaide 1980/81 26 BL Cairns (NZ) V John (SL) Colombo 1983-84 3x6,2x4 26 MD Crowe 8 / RJ Hadlee 18 (NZ) GA Gooch (Eng) Manchester 1986 26 MW Gatting (Eng) RJ Shastri (Ind) Jullundur 1981-82 4x6 26 IT Botham (Eng) SP Davis (Aus) Perth 1986-87 442466 26 Saeed Anwar (Pak) A Kumble (Ind) Madras 1996-97 226664 26 AP Kuiper (SA) CJ McDermott (Aus) Centurion 1993-94 2042666 26 Z Khan 25 / HK Olonga (Zim) Jodhpur 2000/01 11666wide6 AB Agarkar (Ind)