The best one-over spells in ICC World Twenty20, a statistical overview

The entire complexion of a T20 game can change in an over. Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath proved it in the ICC World Twenty20 competition. But this is not the only instance.

updated: April 02, 2014 14:14 IST
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An over can change a game, goes the saying. At the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, this statement has never been more true. On Monday night, Rangana Herath literally turned the game on its head by taking two wickets in an over. His effort helped Sri Lanka bowl out New Zealand for just 60 and storm into the World Cup semifinals. Like Herath's over, there are a few more instances when an over proved to be a game-changer.

When Imran Tahir's two wickets vs Netherlands saved South Africa (Scorecard)

Imran Tahir prevented the upset of the tournament. Netherlands needed just 30 off 42 balls with five wickets in hand against 'big' boys South Africa. But Imran, the Pakistani-born leg-spinner took a wicket off the first ball and then one off the 5th ball to deflate the Dutch, who lost by 6 runs.

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