Bengaluru, June 8: This is one of the most bizarre scorecards you will ever see in cricket. 14 batsmen collected ducks, 9 from 1 team and one of them was given out for "hit the ball twice".
This unusual cricket scorecard appeared in one of the matches played at Kriket Vinor ground in Prague in Czech Republic in a 40-over game. The official twitter handle of Czech Republic wrote on June 2, "an incredible 9 ducks in @PragueCricket's 2nd XI's reply chasing 127! well batted Aditya!!."
Bohemian CC, Prague - 1st XI faced Prague CC - 2nd XI in the Czech Cricket Union Pro40 League - 2015 on May 31 (Sunday). The former won the toss and batted first. They scored 126/8 in 22.2 overs. There was no mention of why the innings ended with still 2 wickets remaining.
This innings saw 3 batsmen sent back to the pavilion without scoring and one was dismissed for "hit the ball twice", one of the rarest ways of getting out.
If 3 ducks were not enough on show, 9 more followed in the run chase as Prague CC - 2nd XI were all out for 54 in 14 overs. The top scorer was Aditya Jaiswal with 43 not out. The other batsman - Abhi Samanth scored 1.
There are 6 teams playing in the league. Czech Repulic's national team is an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2000. The team has played in the ICC European Division 5 Championships. The European country hosts annual indoor league, T20 league and 40-over league competitions.
What is "Hit the ball twice" dismissal?
Law 34 (Hit the ball twice)
1. Out Hit the ball twice
(a) The striker is out Hit the ball twice if, while the ball is in play, it strikes any part of his person or is struck by his bat and, before the ball has been touched by a fielder, he wilfully strikes it again with his bat or person, other than a hand not holding the bat, except for the sole purpose of guarding his wicket.
(b) For the purpose of this Law, 'struck' or 'strike' shall include contact with the person of the striker.
6. Bowler does not get credit
The bowler does not get credit for the wicket