Advertisement

Pakistan’s domestic bowlers enter record books with a unique feat

The most recent feat with 8 lbw dismissals in an innings was witnessed during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria in March,

Sohail Khan
Sohail Khan. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Bowlers from Pakistan’s domestic first-class team UBL entered the record books after registering an extraordinary record of achieving eight leg before wicket dismissals in an innings; jointly the most in a first-class inning ever. The record was produced during PTV’s second innings in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy’s round five match against UBL, where eight of its batsmen were trapped lbw by UBL’s bowlers.

Fast bowler Mir Hamza was responsible for dismissing four players lbw to complete a five-wicket haul in the second innings while Ehsan Adil and Sohail Khan trapped two batters in the similar fashion apiece. This was the first recorded feat of eight lbw’s in an innings in the first-class history of Pakistan and only the tenth in the world. No team has been able to get more than eight leg before wickets in an innings till date in the history of FC cricket.

Advertisement

Before today, seven was the maximum lbw’s achieved in an innings in Pakistan. In totality, four incidents of seven leg before wickets in an innings have been recorded in Pakistan’s first-class before this game.

The most recent feat with 8 lbw dismissals in an innings was witnessed during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria in March, earlier this year. The record for most leg before wickets in a Test match innings is 7, achieved twice, by England against Zimbabwe in 2003 and Australia against New Zealand in 2005.

Here’s the list of most lbw’s in an innings till date:

8 – Oxford University v Warwickshire at Oxford, 1980

8 – Sussex v Essex at Hove, 1992

8 – Bengal v Hyderabad at Secunderabad, 1998

8 – Rajasthan v Uttar Pradesh at Cuttack, 2000

8 – Kerala v Goa at Palakkad, 2008

8 – Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Cardiff, 2010

8 – South Australia v Queensland at Adelaide, 2011

8 – Yorkshire v Northamptonshire at Leeds, 2014

8 – Victoria vs Western Australia at Alice Springs, 2017

8 – UBL vs PTV at Sialkot, 2017

Advertisement