Indian women cricket team bowled out for two - and one was a wide

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An Indian women’s state cricket team managed just two runs in an official 50-over match, one of the lowest totals ever recorded.

Opening bat Menka scored one run and the other was a wide as nine of the Nagaland under-19s were out for ducks against Kerala.

Kerala then took just one legitimate delivery to win by 10 wickets, with 299 balls to spare.

Nagaland, debutants in the Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI) Super Series tournament, did at least win the toss in the game on Thursday.

They chose to bat and Menka scored one run off 18 balls before she was caught in the sixth over. It triggered the mother of all collapses as Nagaland were bowled out inside 17 overs – 16 of them maidens.

A total of two didn’t give the Nagaland bowlers much room for error, and they started badly when Deepika Kaintura sent down a wide with her first ball.

Kerala’s Ansu Raju then put Nagaland out of their misery by hitting a four off the first legal ball.

Nagaland had already been involved in an unusual game when their bowlers sent down 42 wides on November 1 against Manipur – who bowled 94 wides of their own.

Their total of two against Kerala is smaller than the six scored by the Bs against England in 1810, which is listed as the lowest in any domestic competition by ESPNCricinfo.com.

In international 50-over cricket, Zimbabwe holds the dubious record for the lowest score, having been bowled out for 35 against Sri Lanka in 2004 in Harare.

Provided by AFP Sport

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Scored 51 before becoming Ishant Sharma's victim: Dimuth Karunaratne

Opener Dimuth Karunaratne hit a gritty half-century as Sri Lanka struggled against India‘s persistent bowling on the opening day of the second Test on Friday.

Paceman Ishant Sharma took two wickets including Karunaratne for 51 to hurt the visitors, who opted to bat first on a green Nagpur pitch.

Sri Lanka were 151-4 at tea with skipper Dinesh Chandimal, on 47, and wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, on 18, at the crease.

Chandimal was involved in a crucial, 62-run fourth-wicket stand with Karunaratne as the visitors attempted to steady the innings after losing three early wickets.

The left-handed Karunaratne, who hit six boundaries in his 147-ball stay, went on to register his 14th Test fifty before being trapped lbw by Sharma.

They were hard-earned runs for the left-handed Karunaratne, who got two reprieves on 17 and 21 in testing conditions.

Ravindra Jadeja, who had got Karunaratne stumped on a no ball before lunch, was also rewarded for his persistence after trapping Angelo Mathews lbw for 10.

Earlier, the visitors lost opener Sadeera Samarawickrama for 13 and Lahiru Thirimanne for nine to take lunch at 47-2 after a tough morning session.

The two teams are fighting to go ahead in the three-Test series after the opening game ended in a draw at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.

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The Academy, jointly launched by Dubai-based Pacific Sports Club and Aarka Sports Club, has been in operation for a couple of months at the school.

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The Academy aims to provide the following to the trainees: Systematic and holistic progress plan of every student; specialised training camps by BCCI Level 3 coaches; quarterly report card for each student; focus on mental conditioning; center wicket sessions and reciprocal international tours.

For More Information on the Academy, visit www.pacificsportsclub.com.




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