Chris Jordan has built up a reputation as being one of the most reliable death bowlers in T20 cricket worldwide. CricViz analyst Ben Jones delves into the numbers to examine just how effective he is in that phase of an innings.

On Sunday evening, Chris Jordan had a nightmare. As the first innings between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals drew towards a close, it was Jordan’s side who were in control. With one over to go, Delhi had managed to splutter their way to a slightly underwhelming 127-7. Jordan was thrown the ball by his captain KL Rahul, tasked with just closing things out. One over later, Delhi walked off with a score of 157-8 under their belts.

Jordan’s final over had gone for 30 runs. No 20th over in the history of IPL cricket has ever gone for more; only five in all T20 have been more expensive. It was a staggering series of deliveries, a brutal spectacle as Marcus Stoinis hit him for five boundaries, in an eight-ball over punctuated by extras, and errors.