The worst possible end to a T20 innings: Six wickets fall to final six deliveries

WATCH: A bowler in the Nepal Pro Club Championship took five wickets, and a run out added to a remarkable series of events on Monday


There is death bowling, and then there is this sort of death bowling.

A team lost six wickets to the final six deliveries of their innings in a remarkable chain of events in the Nepal Pro Club Championship on Monday (April 11).

Push Sports Delhi were 131 for 3 with six balls left, and the chance to reach a competitive total against Malaysia Club XI was very much alive.

Then, it all went wrong.

MC XI bowler Virandeep Singh - a Malaysia Under 19 international with just five T20 wickets to his name - produced the sort of last-over dramatics that most of us can only dream of, claiming a hat-trick and two further wickets, interrupted by a run out, as Push Sports crumbled.

Singh removed set batsman Mrigank Pathak for 39, caught at cover, before his partner Ishan Pandey was run out for 19 the next ball, attempting a second to get back on strike.

Then Singh took solitary charge. Anindo Naharay stepped way outside his off stump and was bowled by a ball which gripped and turned, Vinesh Saroha lost middle and off trying to hoik Singh over wide midwicket, and Jatin Singhal was caught and bowled - toe-ending another heave straight up in the air, to complete his hat-trick.

And for good measure, Singh bowled Sparsh off the last delivery of the over.

It left the slow left-armer with figures of 5 for 9, and - unsurprisingly - the man-of-the-match award.

There is only one previous instance of six wickets falling to six balls in the Cricket Archive database: a 1951 Thomas Hunter Cup game between Rowland United and the Royal Warwickshire Regimental Association.

On that occasion, the RWRA were bowled out for 3, with every batsman making a duck and all the runs coming via extras.

GH Sirett claimed six wickets in six balls, and the RWRA innings was done and dusted inside five overs.



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