Most amazing scorecard Cricket has ever seen

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Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal – there is no dearth of Pakistani cricketers with some weird records in the international level. Pakistan is always unpredictable and amazing, when it comes to cricket. Here is another story from the past, dating back to 1964.

How often do you watch a team score more than 500 runs in an innings of a test match or a first class match? Not too often, we guess! Naturally, if someone tells you that in an official match, one particular team won by an innings and 851 runs, you will definitely start to think that the person has gone crazy. But, surprisingly enough, that is indeed true!

It was a first class match in Pakistan, played between Pakistan Railways and Dera Ismail Khan. Though this first class tournament is called The Patron’s Trophy now-a-days, back then it was known as Ayub Trophy. The three-day match was played in Lahore’s Railways Moghalpura Institute Ground and it started on 2nd December 1964.

Pakistan Railways won the toss and decided to bat first. They lost their first wicket after scoring 44 runs only but then, they started piling up runs at their own will. They scored 415 runs on the first day, with only two batsmen getting out. Second day was no exception and they ended the day at the score of 825 for 6, with one centurion, one double-centurion and last but not the least, a triple-centurion.

The match was naturally heading towards a draw and on the third day, Railways declared their innings at the score of 910, probably to give their bowlers a go. And the bowlers created history! They grabbed all 20 wickets within that day and the opponents could only score 32 and 27 in the two innings, thereby helping Pakistan Railways win the match by an astounding margin of an innings and 851 runs.

This is probably the most bizarre scorecard you would ever see.

  • Day 1: Pakistan Railways 415/2 (Javed Babar 195*, Pervez Akhtar 63*)
  • Day 2: Pakistan Railways 825/6 (Pervez Akhtar 301*, Mohammad Sharif 58*)
    Pakistan Railways 1st innings                                   R   M   B  4 6
    +Ijaz Hussain                        c & b Fazal Matin        124
    Saeed Butt                           c & b Anwar Khan          20
    Javed Babar                              b Inayatullah        200
    Pervez Akhtar         not out                                 337         35 0
    Irshad Mirza          c Jamil Ahmed      b Qaiser Khan         20
    Rasheed Shahab        c Javed Khan       b Anwar Khan          19
    Afaq Khan                                b Anwar Khan          45
    Mohammad Sharif       not out                                 106
    Extras                (b ?, lb ?, w ?, nb ?)                   39
    Total                 (6 wickets declared, 172 overs)         910
    
    DNB: *Bashir Haider, Ahad Khan, Nazir Khan.
    
    FoW: 1-44, 2-288, 3-426, 4-499, 5-548, 6-662.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Inayatullah                 59      2    279      1
    Anwar Khan                  46      3    295      3
    Fazal Matin                 22      1    110      1
    Qaiser Khan                 43      2    175      1
    Taimur Hasan                 2      0     12      0
    
    Dera Ismail Khan 1st innings
    Taimur Hasan                             b Bashir Haider        0
    +Jamil Ahmed                             b Afaq Khan            0
    Javed Khan                               b Afaq Khan            0
    Zain Yar                                 b Afaq Khan            6
    Qaiser Khan           obstructing the field                     3
    Tariq Afridi                         c & b Bashir Haider        5
    Maqbool Arif                             b Afaq Khan            0
    Mohammad Hanif                           b Afaq Khan            4
    Anwar Khan            not out                                  11
    Inayatullah                              b Afaq Khan            0
    *Fazal Matin                             b Afaq Khan            0
    Extras                (b ?, lb ?, w ?, nb ?)                    3
    Total                 (all out, 15.3 overs)                    32
    
    FoW: 1-0, 2-0, 3-1, 4-9, 5-17, 6-17, 7-17, 8-26, 9-30, 10-32.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Bashir Haider                8      5     15      2
    Afaq Khan                    7.3    4     14      7
    
    Dera Ismail Khan 2nd innings (following on)
    Taimur Hasan                             b Ahad Khan            0
    +Jamil Ahmed          run out                                  10
    Javed Khan            lbw                b Ahad Khan            1
    Zain Yar                                 b Ahad Khan            3
    Qaiser Khan           st Ijaz Hussain    b Ahad Khan            0
    Tariq Afridi                             b Ahad Khan            0
    Maqbool Arif          not out                                   7
    Mohammad Hanif                           b Ahad Khan            0
    Anwar Khan                           c & b Ahad Khan            2
    Inayatullah                              b Ahad Khan            0
    *Fazal Matin                             b Ahad Khan            2
    Extras                (b ?, lb ?, w ?, nb ?)                    2
    Total                 (all out, 12.3 overs)                    27
    
    FoW: 1-0, 2-1, 3-6, 4-6, 5-6, 6-15, 7-15, 8-18, 9-18, 10-27.
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Ahad Khan                    6.3    4      7      9
    Nazir Khan                   6      2     18      0

courtesy: Cricinfo Pakistan

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