Shardul Thakur breaks Aussie pacer's record with 'Player of the match' award vs New Zealand

Sports Tak Staff
January 252023

List of five highest combined totals where 'Player of the match' award was given to a player who scored less than 50 

5 | Former England spinner James Tredwell won the award against India in 2013 where 641 runs were scored

4 | Former Sri Lankan pacer Dilhara Fernando won the award against Africa XI in 2007 in a match where 648 runs were scored

3 | England pacer Chris Woakes won the award against Pakistan in 2019 when 648 runs were scored in the match

2 | Australian pacer Kane Richardson held the previous record against India in 2016 in a match where 671 runs were scored

1 | In a high-scoring encounter in Indore where 680 runs were scored between India and New Zealand, Shardul Thakur won the award

Shardul Thakur received the award for taking 3/45 in 6 overs. Thakur's victims were Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips

Shardul Thakur caused the middle-order collapse which helped India win the match by 90 runs and complete clean sweep

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