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Aaron Hardie Equals Andrew Tye; Achieves Unwanted Australian T20I Bowling Record

image-lpjcu1vcAaron Hardie gave away 64 runs in the third T20I against India [X.com]

The third T20I between India and Australia at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati became a nightmare for bowlers, as the batters looted runs by the buckets, with a total of 447 runs being scored combined.

The track at Barsapara Cricket Stadium turned out to be a graveyard for bowlers, with dew also playing a crucial role in nullifying any assistance. For Australia, all-rounder Aaron Hardie achieved an unwanted T20I bowling record for himself, equalling former pacer Andrew Tye. 

The 24-year-old dished out the joint most expensive bowling spell in T20I cricket for Australia, giving away 64 runs in the four overs with one wicket. Hardie has played just four T20Is and one ODI for Australia since 2023.

In 2018, Tye registered this undesirable feat against New Zealand in Auckland, going for 64 runs while taking two wickets. The record for the third-most expensive Australian T20I spell is Mitchell Starc's, who gave 60 runs against New Zealand in 2021.

Kane Richardson and Riley Meredith complete the top five list, with figures of 0 for 59 against England in 2018 and 1/57 against West Indies in 2021, respectively. 

Most expensive T20I bowling figures for Australia

Andrew Tye2/64New Zealand
Aaron Hardie1/64India
Mitchell Starc0/60New Zealand
Kane Richardson0/59England
Riley Meredith1/57West Indies

Meanwhile, India's Prasidh Krishna also bowled the sixth most-expensive T20I bowling spell, giving away 68 runs in his four overs, remaining wicketless.

Despite a five-wicket win last evening, Australia still trail the five T20I series 1-2, and will face India in the fourth match on December 1 in Raipur.