Dhaka: In a bizarre fashion, a club team in Bangladesh lost a match inside an over defending 88 runs. The visiting team required just 4 balls to gun down the target of 89 runs, thus winning the match by a thumping 10-wicket margin.
The new-ball bowler bowled only 4 legitimate deliveries and conceded 92 runs.
However, it was not poor bowling that cost them the game, but done intentionally, in protest against the poor umpiring.
Sujon Mahmud, the Lalmatia Club bowler in Dhaka Second Division Cricket League, gave away 80 extras — 65 from 13 wide balls and 15 runs from 3 no-balls -- in their one-day match against Axiom Cricketers at City Club Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
Mustafizur Rahman (not the one you think) and Sajid Hasan, the Axiom openers, were batting on 12 (which included 3 fours) and 0 when the match was finished.
In all, play lasted for an hour and 34 minutes. Asked to bat first, Lalmatia were dismissed for 88 runs in 14 overs.
There was a run out, two caught-behinds, 3 lbws and a stumping in their innings. The players, however, believed the umpires had been biased against them.
Lalmatia Club - 88 in 14 overs (Shaikat Hossain 34, Rubel Hossain 3-9)
Axiom Cricketers - 92 for 0 (Extras 80)
Result - Axiom Cricketers won by 10 wickets