Bangladesh bowler concedes 92 runs in 4 balls

Abhishek Nandwani
A Bangladesh club cricketer peppered the field with no balls and wides to concede 92 runs in four legal deliveries during the Dhaka Second Division Cricket League

A Bangladesh club cricketer peppered the field with no balls and wides to concede 92 runs in four legal deliveries during the Dhaka Second Division Cricket League. A match in Bangladesh descended into a farce when one team reached a score of 0/92 in less than an over.

Lalmatia Club’s Sujon Mahmud bowled 15 no balls to go with 13 wides that also raced to the boundary in his side’s match against Axiom Cricketers.

Sent in to bat, Lalmatia was skittled for just 88 after 14 overs. But there were complaints of dodgy umpiring and also of shady behaviour at the toss.

“It started at the toss. My captain was not allowed to see the coin and we were sent to bat first and as expected, the umpires’ decisions came against us,” Lalmatia general secretary Adnan Dipon told the Dhaka Tribune.

In protest to the perceived injustice, Lalmatia’s opening bowler Sujon Mahmud then ended with the worst figures you’re ever likely to see. He conceded 65 runs in wides (13 times he bowled balls that went for five wides) and delivered 15 no balls.

In the four legal deliveries Mahmud sent down, Axiom’s opening batsman scored 12 runs.

So, after rolling the arm over 32 times, Mahmud ended the match with official figures of 0/92 off 0.4 overs.

“My players are young, aged around 17, 18 and 19. They could not tolerate the injustice and thus reacted by giving away 92 runs in four deliveries,” Dipon said.