50 Balls: Kevin O’Brien, Ireland v England, 2011
66 Balls: Matthew Hayden, Australia v South Africa, 2007
67 Balls: John Davison, Canada v West Indies, 2003
70 Balls: Paul Stirling, Ireland v Holland, 2011
72 Balls: Adam Gilchrist, Australia v Sri Lanka, 2007
80 Balls: Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka v Canada, 2011
81 Balls: Virender Sehwag, India v Bermuda, 2007
82 Balls: Clive Lloyd, West Indies v Australia, 1975
82 Balls: Brad Hodge, Australia v Holland, 2007
83 Balls: Brian Lara, West Indies v South Africa, 1996
83 Balls: Virat Kohli, India v Bangladesh, 2011
84 Balls: Sachin Tendulkar, India v Kenya, 1999
84 Balls: Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka v India, 2011
85 Balls: Sunil Gavaskar, India v New Zealand, 1987
85 Balls: Ricky Ponting, Australia v Scotland, 200785 Balls: Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 2007
India v New Zealand at Nagpur, 1987
Victims - all bowled: Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewan Chatfield, off the 4th, 5th and 6th balls of his sixth over.
His final figures were 10-2-51-3.
Pakistan v Zimbabwe at The Oval, London, 1999
Victims - Henry Olonga stumped Moin Khan, Adam Huckle stumped Moin Khan, and Mpumelelo Mbangwa lbw, off the first three balls of his seventh over.
His final figures were 6.3-1-16-3.
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Pietermaritzburg, 2003
Victims - Hannan Sarkar bowled, Mohammad Ashraful caught & bowled, and Ehsanul Haque caught Jayawardene, off the first three balls of the first over of the match. He also took a fourth wicket, of Sanwar Hossain, in that over.
His final figures were 9.1-2-25-6.
Australia v Kenya at Durban, 2003
Victims - Kennedy Otieno bowled, Brijal Patel caught Ponting, and David Obuya bowled, off the 4th, 5th and 6th balls of his second over.
His final figures were 8-3-14-3.
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Providence, 2007
Victims - Shaun Pollock bowled, Andrew Hall caught Tharanga, Jacques Kallis caught Sangakkara, and Makhaya Ntini bowled, off the 5th and 6th balls of his eighth over and 1st and 2nd balls of his ninth over. This is the only instance of four wickets being taken off four successive deliveries.
His final figures were 9.2-0-54-4.
West Indies v Holland at New Delhi, 2011
Victims - Pieter Seelar lbw, Bernard Loots lbw, and Berend Westdijk bowled, off the first three balls of his ninth over.
His final figures were 8.3-0-27-6.
Sri Lanka v Kenya at Colombo (RPS), 2011
Victims - all bowled: Tanmay Mishra lbw, Peter Ongondo bowled, and Shem Ngoche bowled, off the 6th ball of his seventh over and 1st and 2nd balls of his eighth over.His final figures were 7.4-0-38-6.
(From the Records section of Indra Vikram Singh’s about-to-be-released book ‘Indian Spring’. The author can be contacted on email email@example.com).
Will be available shortly in leading bookshops, and online on several websites.