Batsmen hit 48 sixes and 70 fours in Bangladesh domestic match

In an unusual periphery of cricket, batsmen of North Bengal Cricket Academy thrashed a staggering 48 sixes and 70 during a second division 50-over match in Bangladesh.

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At the City Club ground in Dhaka on Monday, North Bengal Cricket Academy won the match by 46 runs after piling up 432 runs for the loss of 4 wickets against Talent Hunt Cricket Academy who chased down the target and ended up scoring 386 runs for 7.

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A club cricket organizer Syed Ali Asaf exclaimed over the incident and said,

“This is very unusual. I have been familiar with Dhaka´s domestic cricket for many years. But I never saw anything like this.”

Domestic matches in Bangladesh often throw unrealistic results that provokes allegations of match-fixing.

In 2017, a bowler received 10 years of suspension for delivering successively 13 wides and three no-balls to concede 92 runs in the first over and therefore deliberately lost the match stating it was a kind of protest against some biased match officials. The incident took place in the Dhaka League Second Division game.

In that particular match, the accused bowler was of Lalmatia, the team which earlier been dismissed for just 88 off 14 overs before opponents Axiom reached 92-0 off just four legal deliveries.



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