Batsmen hit a staggering 48 sixes and 70 fours in a Bangladesh second division 50-over match in which a mixed 818 runs had been scored. North Bengal Cricket Academy received by 46 runs after they racked up 432-Four and restricted Talent Hunt Cricket Academy to a comparatively meagre 386-7 at City Club floor in Dhaka on Monday. The North Bengal gamers struck 27 sixes, whereas Talent Hunt smashed 21 over the ropes.
“This is very unusual. I have been familiar with Dhaka’s domestic cricket for many years. But I never saw anything like this,” stated Syed Ali Asaf, a membership cricket organiser.
Bangladesh’s home matches steadily throw up uncommon outcomes, and allegations of match-fixing are widespread.
In one infamous case in 2017, authorities banned a bowler for 10 years after he delivered a succession of wides and no-balls to concede 92 runs to intentionally lose a match in what his workforce referred to as a protest towards biased umpiring.
That Dhaka League Second Division recreation raised suspicions after a Lalmatia bowler despatched down 13 wides and three no-balls in the primary over — all of which raced to the boundary — costing his aspect 80 runs.
Lalmatia had earlier been dismissed for simply 88 off 14 overs earlier than opponents Axiom reached 92-Zero off simply 4 authorized deliveries.
In October final 12 months, suspended nationwide captain Shakib Al Hasan stated the end result of many matches was predetermined.
Former Bangladesh Cricket Board president Saber Hossain Chowdhury, a British-educated lawyer, businessman and influential member of parliament, backed Shakib’s feedback, claiming there was “deep-rooted” corruption in the game’s governing physique.