9 Ducks Registered As Mizoram Women All Out For Nine
0, 0, 0, 0, 6, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0* – In case you are wondering these numbers show the runs scored by a team during a particular phase of the game, you are partially wrong and in a for a huge surprise. While the figures are definitely showing the runs scored by a team but it is not during a phase of their innings but the entire innings. Mizoram, on Thursday, had a humiliating day on the field against Madhya Pradesh in the Senior Women’s T20 League at the Palmyra Cricket Ground in Pondicherry.
While Mizoram batted for 13.5 overs, they managed to score just 9 runs. In reply, Madhya Pradesh took just six balls to cross the target and register a thumping 10-wicket win. Mizoram’s number five batter Apurwa Bhardwaj was the only player to open her account as nine players fell for duck. Bhardwaj scored 6 runs off 25 balls and had one boundary. The remaining three runs in Mizoram’s innings were extras.
Madhya Pradesh used seven bowlers, with six of those among the wickets. Opening bowler Tarang Jha starred with the ball picking up 4 for 2 from her 4 overs.
This is Mizoram’s second successive batting failure in the tournament. On Wednesday (February 20), they had been bowled out for just 24 by Kerala. Mizoram lost that match too by 10 wickets.
Last month, China women’s cricket team recorded the lowest total ever in Twenty20 Internationals after they were bowled out for a paltry 14 by UAE. China had lost the game by 189 runs.
The margin of victory is now the largest ever in women’s T20Is. The previous record was held by Namibia who had lost by 179 runs against Lesotho in August 2018.
Deciding to bat first, UAE piled up a mammoth 203 for 3 in the Group B game. In reply, China’s innings lasted for just 48 minutes in which 10 overs were bowled. As many as six batters failed to open the scoring while the top-score was four.