Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf on Saturday created an unwanted record during ENG vs PAK Cricket World Cup match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The pacer broke the record of conceding most runs in a single edition of a World Cup.
Haris ended his disappointing World Cup campaign after conceding 533 runs in 9 matches.
The 30-year-old surpassed England leg-spinner Adil Rashid who set the record in World Cup 2019 after conceding 526 runs.
Sri Lanka’s pacer Dilshan Madushanka is third on the list with 525 runs in nine innings in the current World Cup campaign.
Rauf took 16 wickets in nine innings at an economy of 6.9.
Most runs conceded in a single World Cup
1) Haris Rauf (PAK)- 533 in 9 innings in 2023
2) Adil Rashid (ENG) – 526 in 11 innings in 2019
3) Dilshan Madushanka (SL) – 525 in 9 innings in 2023
4) Mitchell Starc (AUS) – 502 in 10 innings in 2019
Talking about the ongoing game, England have posted a mammoth 337/9 in 50 overs in their final league game at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Ben Stokes (84), Joe Root (60) and Jonny Bairstow (59) scored half-centuries for the defending champions. Haris Rauf was the pick of the bowlers for the Pakistan team with three wickets.
Notably, both England and Pakistan are out of the World Cup semi-final contention. Pakistan needed to bat first in order to have a slim chance of qualifying for the World Cup semi-final but it ended during toss as England opted to bat first.