5 bizarre scorecards that prove cricket can be sometimes be 1-man show
Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the entire world right now. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has put in its best efforts to make sure that cricket becomes a global game. Earlier, very few countries played cricket. However, the craze of this game has increased now. One of the most important things in cricket are the scorecards.
The cricket scorecards help the fans to understand which player has scored how many runs and which player has taken how many wickets. A detailed scorecard also shows how the batsman got dismissed, how many sixes he hit, how many overs a bowler bowled and other minute details.
Often fans say that cricket is a team sport and it is indeed. One team cannot win any tournament based on one player. However, there have been a few instances in cricket history, where the game emerged as a 1-man show only. In this unique listicle, we will glance at the five bizarre scorecards that prove cricket can sometimes be a 1-man show.
1. One of the most unbelievable cricket scorecards - RCB vs PWI, 2013
That Chris Gayle 175* match and Bhuvi stats. He is a rockstar. pic.twitter.com/zaQ8R6nO9f— Salesman (@salesdiaries) February 18, 2018
Royal Challengers Bangalore locked horns with the Pune Warriors in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League. The iconic M. Chinnaswamy Stadium played host to this fixture in IPL 2013.
Chris Gayle opened the innings for the home team and destroyed the Pune bowling attack. He recorded the highest individual score in the league's history to power his team to 263/5. Gayle scored 175 runs in the innings, while none of the other batsmen could even touch the 50-run mark. It was one of the best innings in T20 history.
2. One of the most incredible cricket scorecards of the bowling side - IND v PAK, 1999
20 YEARS OF KUMBLE'S PERFECT 10: India drew the series in Delhi following a gut-wrenching defeat a week before in Chennai. Anil Kumble was the hero for India taking all ten wickets in Pakistan's second innings. Revisit the historic Test here: https://t.co/EADrn6goKj pic.twitter.com/lWXiTzuNCk— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) February 7, 2019
India and Pakistan do not play Test cricket now. However, there was a time when the two nations competed in this format of the game regularly.
In one of the matches, Anil Kumble achieved a unique feat of taking all 10 wickets in an innings. The scorecard of Pakistan's second innings proves cricket can sometimes be a one-man show.
3. Wriddhiman Saha's century
!! A World Record !!— Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_Bagan) March 24, 2018
A Blistering batting performance by @Wriddhipops saha scored 102 in just 20 balls (14 sixes & 4 fours)
Mohun Bagan chased down the score of 151 in just 7 overs beating B.N.R by 10 wickts in J.C.Mukherjee Trophy.
Take a bow man !!#joymohunbagan pic.twitter.com/epJXoo92UR
Wriddhiman Saha is one of the top keeper-batsmen in the country. He has played for various IPL franchises like CSK, PBKS, KKR and SRH in his IPL career.
Saha went to play club cricket before IPL 2018, and there he played a fantastic knock of 102 runs for team Mohun Bagan in JC Mukherjee Trophy versus BNR Recreation Club. He scored these runs in only 20 balls and batted at an unbelievable strike rate of 510.
4. The Pranav Dhanawade show
Pranav Dhanawade became a well-known name in India after he scored 1,000 runs in one innings. He achieved this unique landmark while playing for KC Gandhi team.
Dhanawade scored 1,009 runs against Arya Gurukul in a match of Bhandari Cup- Under 16 schools competition. His incredible performance helped his team score 1,465 runs at the loss of just three wickets.
5. Glenn Turner's 1-man show
Glenn Turner played for Worcestershire in county cricket during the year 1977. In a match against Glamorgan, he was the top-scorer for the team.
The bizarre thing about this was that Turner scored 141 runs as an opener, but the other ten batters could not touch double digits. As a result, the team ended with a total of just 169 runs.