Cricket has always been a game full of uncertainties. The game has always gone beyond reason and reality. there are many examples like the underdogs India beating the mighty West Indies in the 1983 World Cup final.
Even the recent 2019 World Cup where England won by boundary count, there are numerous examples. There are many incidents where the scorecard can put a smile on our faces or make our jaw drop with amazement.
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Here is the list of 10 strangest scorecard in the history of cricket:
1. Rajshahi Division vs Chittagong Division, 2014
When the first six batsmen of a team fails to score anything above 25, one can only expect the final scorecard to be around 150. If the lower order give a fightback, it can hardly go close to 250. But something strange happened during the League game between Rajshahi and Chittagong in 2014.
After the end of first session on Day 1, Rajshahi were at 77/6. Then came a sensational fightback from Farhad Reza and Sunzamul Islam. Both added 347 runs before Islam got out for 172 off 196. Farhad carried on with next batsman Muktar Ali.
While Farhad scored 259, Muktar scored 168 off 148 balls, which included 16 sixes. Both of them added 224 for the 8th wicket. After that Rajshahi declared the innings at 675/9 and also went on to win the game by 403 runs.
2. South Africa Women vs Bermuda Women, 2008
This incident happened during a World Cup qualifying game in 2008 in Stellenbosch. Although Bermuda were the underdogs, yet what happened next was entirely unexpected. Batting first, only three batswomen got off the mark.
All of them scored only 1 run, and because of 10 extras, Bermuda scoreboard read 13 runs in 18 overs. Bermuda’s skipper Linda Menzer took 48 balls to score her 1 run. South Africa took just 4 balls to chase down the target. They won the game by 10 wickets and 296 balls remaining.