Nepal Pro Club Championship: Team loses six wickets in final over; bowler picks up a five-fer including a hattrick

Nepal Pro Club Championship: Team loses six wickets in final over; bowler picks up a five-fer including a hattrick

Only one run came off the over and that too via a wide.

Bat and Ball
Bat and Ball. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

The ongoing Nepal Pro Club Championship saw six wickets fall in the final six deliveries of the innings as a bowler took five wickets in the over, in addition to a run-out. There is a lot of pressure on the bowlers in death overs, but Virandeep Singh seemed unfazed and brought up his five-for in one single over.

In the match between Push Sports Delhi and Malaysia XI, the former had opened the game with the bat. At the end of 19 overs, Push Sports stood at 131/3, hoping to hit big and put up a high total in the last over. But the whole game turned around as no strategy worked in their favour during the last six balls.

Singh, the Malaysia U19 cricketer, wreaked havoc as the world witnessed the last-over drama coming true. Push Sports were crushed to the ground when Singh claimed a hat-trick in the final over and followed it by picking two more wickets in the over to get a five-wicket haul. Ishan Pandey was run out in the over as every ball of the last over witnessed a batter getting out. Push Sports were crushed by the Malaysia XI.

 

First, Mrigank Pathak was dismissed at 39 (27), which was followed by Pandey being run-out on the second ball. Anindo Naharay, Vishesh Saroha, Jatin Singhal, and Sparsh were dismissed for a golden-duck, one after the other on the remaining four balls as Push Sports ended their innings at 132/9. Singh celebrated his hattrick by enacting Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi’s style.

This is just the second time that such an instance has occurred

In just two overs, he picked up five wickets and conceded mere nine runs to be declared as the player of the match. Prior to this incident, there has been only one such case of six wickets falling off six deliveries, which took place in 1951 at the Thomas Hunter Cup.

Rowland United and the Royal Warwickshire Regimental Association (RWRA) had locked horns when the latter was bowled out for 3 runs. Every batter in the game had to walk back for a duck, and the three runs had come via extras. The innings ended in five overs as GH Sirett cleaned up six batters in six balls to destroy RWRA.