Of late, on a regular basis, the game of cricket is giving a lot of surprises to its fans. The latest incident came from Australia, where a domestic women team belted as many as 596/3 in 50 overs. What followed it was even more surprising, as the opposition were bundled out for just 25 runs in their reply to the chase.
Initially, it was Northern District, who won the toss and elected to bat first. Justifying the call, their batswomen went berserk with four of their players knocking centuries at an excellent strike rate.
Overall, the team’s run-rate never went down 12 runs, which sums up the story beautifully. The Opener McPharlin top-scored with 130 off 80, Betts slammed unbeaten 124 off 71.
On the other hand, it was Saville, who blasted 56-ball 120 while Brown remained unbeaten on 117 from 84. Surprisingly, only three sixes were registered in the entire innings while 64 boundaries got numbered.
Northern Districts are also helped by the 88 extras to post a massive tally of 596/3 on the board in the stipulated 50 overs. In reply to the chase, Port Adelaide never looked like chasing the total.
None of their batswomen crossed ten-run mark which says how one-sided affair it has been in Australia. However, the record-breaking match instant grabbed all the headlines in the sports world.
”It’s pretty cool that, at the end of the day, we potentially have a world record. It’s pretty unreal to make a total like that. At the time, we weren’t chasing any records or trying to set any benchmarks in that way. We were just playing cricket shots,” McPharlin was quoted as saying by abc.net.au.
“The runs just kept piling on. There were only three sixes hit for the entire day for us. It just shows that we were willing to run between the wickets and hit along the ground and actually play proper cricket,” she added.
However, it is the day to remember for a long time for the whole officials of the club and the cricketers. All in all, it is a game, which only takes place once in a blue moon.