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Pakistan's Rehman concedes eight runs without bowling a ball!

Last updated on: March 04, 2014 17:57 IST

Abdur RehmanPakistan spinner Abdur Rehman had a spell to forget in the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh on Tuesday.

The left-armer sent down a three consecutive illegal full tosses and finished with bizarre bowling figures of 0-0-8-0.

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Introduced to the attack in the 11th over, at Mirpur's Shere Bangla National Stadium, the 34-year-old spinner's first delivery to Imrul Kayes slipped out of his hand and sailed well above waist-height and wide outside the off-stump.

His second delivery turned out to be a chest-high beamer, which Kayes pulled to deep mid-wicket, where a fielder took the catch. The batsman, however, had to stay at the crease after replays confirmed another no-ball.

Under the International Cricket Council's playing conditions, a bowler is taken out of the attack after sending down more than one full toss above the waist, but South African umpire Johan Cloete let Rehman continue after a brief chat with Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq.

Rehman came round the wicket still searching for his first legitimate delivery, but even his third one was a full toss at the body of Anamul Haq, who pulled it to the mid-wicket boundary for an additional four runs.

The bowler was summarily taken out of the attack after conceding the highest amount of runs ever without bowling a single ball, and replaced by fellow left-arm spinner Fawad Alam.

Image: Abdur Rehman

Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters