Nagaland U-19 girls 2 all out in 17 overs, with 9 ducksNovember 24, 2017
NEW DELHI: Even given cricket’s history with quirky scorecards, this is one innings which stands out.
On Friday, the Nagaland Under-19 women’s cricket team were all out for just two runs in 17 overs against Kerala in the ongoing BCCI Women’s Under-19 One-Day League and Knockout Tournament at the JKC college ground, Guntur.
Remarkably, only one run was scored off the bat, from opener Menka who faced 18 deliveries – the most in the innings – while the other came off a wide delivery bowled by Kerala’s opening bowler Aleena Surendran.
Surendran was the only bowler to concede any runs and not take any wickets for Kerala in the match, as she finished with figures of 3-2-2-0. Her opening parter, Sourabhya P, bowled six maidens claiming two wickets while captain Minnu Mani took four wickets for no run in her four overs.
Sandra Suren and Biby Sebastin bagged one wicket apiece in their two overs without coneding any run
Set a target of three, Kerala knocked off the runs in just one ball with Nagaland’s opening bowler Deepika Kaintura starting off with a wide after which the first legal ball was hit for a boundary by Ansu S Raju.
Kerala coach Suman Sharma hailed her girls for their great effort. “It was a great win. We have been playing good cricket but today girls were exceptional. Nagaland was not a great side and they were scoring 20’s, 30’s and 40’s but bowling them out for two was brilliant. Credit goes captain Minnu and other girls in the squad,” the coach said after the game.
Despite registering a big win, Kerala failed to qualify for the last-four stage, as they could win just two matches out of five games they played.
Earlier in the season, Nagaland had bowled 42 wides in the NE-Bihar U-19 one-day competition against Manipur. In that match, Manipur bowled an astonishing 94 wides.