New Delhi. In an innings of Test cricket, 6 batsmen get out without opening the account, yet the team manages to score 365 runs… It seems impossible. But it has happened. So far there have been 7 such occasions in red ball cricket when six batsmen of a team have been dismissed for 0. The Bangladesh team has gone through such an embarrassing moment at most thrice. On one of these occasions, the Bangladesh team reached a respectable score of 365 runs even after 6 batsmen were dismissed for a ‘duck’. This match was played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in May last year in Mirpur.
In the match, the Bangladesh team won the toss and decided to bat first, but both openers Mahmudul Hasan Jai and Tamim Iqbal were dismissed without scoring any runs. Apart from both the openers, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Khalid Ahmed and Ibadat Hossain were also dismissed for 0 in this innings.
Rahim and Liton had scored centuries
Despite the dismissal of six batsmen without any contribution, the Bangladeshi team reached 365 runs in the match, then the important contribution was the centuries of Mushfiqur Rahim and Litton Das, who scored five wickets at the score of 24. After that there was a partnership of 272 runs for the sixth wicket. During this, Rahim contributed 175 not out and Liton contributed 141 runs. After these two batsmen, Taijul Islam was the third top scorer who scored an inning of 15 runs. Kasun Rijata took five wickets and Asitha Fernando took four wickets from Sri Lanka. In response, thanks to Angelo Mathews’s 145 and Dinesh Chandimal’s 124, the Sri Lankan team had scored 506 runs in the first innings. On the basis of the first innings, the visiting team got a lead of 141 runs.
Three batsmen out for 0 in Bangladesh’s second innings
In the second innings, the condition of Bangladesh was even worse and the team was reduced to 169 runs. In the second innings, the team’s three batsmen-Tamim Iqbal, captain Mominul Haque and Khalid Ahmed were dismissed for 0 while Ibadat Hussain remained not out for 0. Liton Das contributed 52 and Shakib Al Hasan contributed the maximum 58 runs. Fernando took maximum 6 wickets. Sri Lanka had a target of 29 runs to win the match, which the team achieved without losing a wicket.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 18, 2023