10 Surprising Scorecard In History Of Cricket

7. Disastrous First-class debut for team Dera Ismail Khan

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In 1964, Pakistan’s domestic team Dera Ismail Khan made their First-class debut. They met one of the top teams, the Pakistan Railways, in their first game in Ayub Trophy. The Pakistan Railways team had players like Bashir Haider, Pervez Akhtar, Ijaz Hussain and others.

Pakistan Railways batted first and smashed 910 runs in 172 overs at 5.29 runs an over. Pervez Akhtar scored 337 while Javed Babar scored a double century. Even the No. 11 player Mohammad Sharif scored a century.

In reply, Dera Ismail Khan were bowled out for 32 runs. Being forced to follow on, they again collapsed as they managed only 27 runs. Ahad Khan gave 7 runs and took 9 wickets in the second innings. As a result Pakistan Railways won by an innings and 851 runs.

8. Deepak Chahar’s dream debut against Hyderabad

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Current Indian pacer Deepak Chahar had a dream debut in First-class cricket. It was a game between Hyderabad and Rajasthan in 2010. Hyderabad batted first and could post only 21 runs on the scoreboard. Chahar picked up 8 wickets in just 7.3 overs.

In reply Rajasthan’s skipper Hrishikesh Kanitkar scored 193 and helped his team post 403 runs. Hyderabad once again got all-out for 126 runs handing Rajasthan a win by an innings and 256 runs. Chahar again picked 4 wickets, ending with match figures of 12/64. Hyderabad had the record of highest Ranji team score (944/6). After this game, they registered the lowest team score as well.