3 part-time bowlers, who have included Team India within 100 runs, one was also a coach and the other won the World Cup

New Delhi. Amazing excitement is being seen in the cricket series being played between India and Australia. It started with the Test series, which has now reached the ODI matches. A different kind of thrill was witnessed in Visakhapatnam when Mitchell Starc single-handedly took out a procession of Indian batters. However, this was not the first time that the Indian team had surrendered in front of a bowler like this. Talking about ODI matches only, the Indian team has been dismissed for less than 100 runs 7 times. The surprising thing is that many of these times it was not a specialist bowler but a part-time bowler who forced the Indian team to surrender.

You must have heard the names of Greg Chappell to Arjuna Ranatunga. The world knows him either for batting or for captaincy. Greg Chappell has also been the coach of Team India. But do you know that in 1981, Greg Chappell once bundled the Indian team for 63 runs. Chappell was the captain of Australia in those days. In that match, he dismissed Roger Binny, Sunil Gavaskar, Yashpal Sharma, Karsan Ghavri and Dilip Doshi. Greg Chappell’s bowling analysis was 9.5 overs, 5 maidens, 15 runs and 5 wickets. Australia won this match by 9 wickets. Greg Chappell was the top scorer of the match. He scored 33 runs.

Like Greg Chappell, Arjuna Ranatunga of Sri Lanka once overpowered the Indian batters. In this match played in 1986, the Indian team was dismissed for just 78 runs. This match was played in Kanpur, in which Arjuna Ranatunga took 4 wickets. His bowling analysis was 6 overs, 1 maiden, 14 runs and 4 wickets. Ranatunga dismissed K Srikkanth, Ravi Shastri, Kapil Dev and Chandrakant Pandit in this match.

Pakistan has dismissed India only once in a score of less than 100 runs. But see the coincidence that when Pakistan did this in 1978, there was no big bowler in that match. All-rounder Hasan Jamil took maximum 3 wickets. Hasan Jamil was a left arm fast bowler. But he was never counted among the dangerous bowlers. He was known for his batting more than his bowling and many times he was sent for batting before Imran Khan.

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