New Zealand's Eden Carson set a bizarre record under her name on Friday, June 30, during the second ODI against Sri Lanka. The Kiwi bowler took everybody by surprise after she ended up bowling 11 overs after a clear counting error by the on-field umpires. The 21-year-old cricketer conceded 41 runs in her 11 overs and took two wickets during her spell.
The Kiwi Women won the toss and invited their rivals to bowl, where they put up a massive target of 330 runs in their allotted 50 overs. Amelia Kerr and captain Sophie Devine played a brilliant partnership to put up a score of 229 runs in the third wicket. Where Kerr scored 108 runs, the New Zealand skipper brilliantly pulled up 137 runs. During Sri Lanka’s innings, Carson had completed her set of 10 overs by the end of the 45th over, and the figures looked like 2-40. However, Carlson continued to bowl and ended up throwing her 11th over, and her extra over brought five singles and one dot ball, making her figures read 2-41-1-11.
Notably, Under the rule 13.9.1, Women’s ODI playing conditions state that ‘no bowler shall bowl more than 10 overs in an innings.' The match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka ended up in the favour of the Black Caps. Sri Lanka were bowled out in the 49th over for 213 and slumped to their rivals by 116 runs. The three-match ODI series is now levelled as Sri Lanka ended up winning the first game by nine wickets, and the decider will be played on Monday, July 3 in Galle.