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    Explain Maiden Over Rule

    I have a question about maiden over.

    Lets suppose the following scenario:

    Shoaib Akhtar has bowled 4 balls of the over and got injured and leaves the field. Then Abdur-Razzaq bowls the next 2 balls. Zero runs have been scored in this over.

    So at the end of over:

    .......................O M R W
    Shoaib Akhtar: 0.4 ? 0 0
    Abdur-Razzaq: 0.2 ? 0 0

    Tell me in whose account the maiden over will go? And also please tell me how many number of overs can Shoaib Akhtar and Abdur-Razzaq bowl afrer this over in 50 overs match.


    Thankyou very much.
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    Both bowlers would most likely bowl a further 9 overs maximum, making it 9.4 for Akhtar and 9.2 for Razzaq.

    However, I don't think that's technically the maximum. If say Akhtar recovers from his genital warts and Saeed Ajmal gets called for chucking after bowling 5.4 overs, I don't think there is anything stopping Akhtar from bowling those 2 balls so he ends up bowling 10 overs.

    Neither bowler would get the maiden over IMO. But I don't have concrete proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Neither bowler would get the maiden over IMO.
    Yep, my first thought as well.


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    I agree as well, although I don't think the concept of a maiden over is actually recognised in the laws (no reason why it should be that I can think of) so in some ways its a matter of personal taste but convention seems to favour the no maiden approach - after all if you take the final wicket of the fifth ball of a scoreless over you don't get a maiden for that

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    Lol. Akthar and Razzaq combining to bowl a maiden.
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    In a Test match in 07 Hoggard bowled 5 balls for no runs and then pulled up injured. Colly bowled a dot, neither got credited with a maiden

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    In a Test match in 07 Hoggard bowled 5 balls for no runs and then pulled up injured. Colly bowled a dot, neither got credited with a maiden
    Thanks a lot for a valuable piece of information. did hoggard ever come to complete his over, or the other bowler who bowled one ball? What happened then? Can you give cricinfo link of that match?
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    A maiden is a full over of dot balls from a single bowler where no runs are scored from the bat or at fault of the bowler (so no wides or no-balls), so to the OP that wouldn't be a maiden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    In a Test match in 07 Hoggard bowled 5 balls for no runs and then pulled up injured. Colly bowled a dot, neither got credited with a maiden
    Just one look at either of their noggins is enough to tell you they would have a hard time notching up a maiden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    In a Test match in 07 Hoggard bowled 5 balls for no runs and then pulled up injured. Colly bowled a dot, neither got credited with a maiden
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    Thanks a lot for a valuable piece of information. did hoggard ever come to complete his over, or the other bowler who bowled one ball? What happened then? Can you give cricinfo link of that match?
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    If say Akhtar recovers from his genital warts and Saeed Ajmal gets called for chucking after bowling 5.4 overs, I don't think there is anything stopping Akhtar from bowling those 2 balls so he ends up bowling 10 overs.
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