Nagaland's U-19 Girls Cricket Team Bundled Out For Just 2 Runs

This just happened during an ongoing Women's U-19 One-Day League organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wherein Kerala bowled out Nagaland for just two runs and then won the Group B match off the very first ball.

Kerala's Minnu Mani bowled four maiden overs and scalped four while P. Sourabhya sent down six maiden overs and took two wickets. She is the only bowler to concede every single run but was also the only one to go wicketless. On behalf of the team, only one player was able to score any run and that was the opener Menka who scored just 1 runs, while another run was added to the score from extra runs.

Nagaland's Deepika Kaintura bowled a wide and from the other legitimate ball, Kerala opener Ansu S Raju scored a boundary to win the match by 10 wickets.

Kerala coach Suman Sharma hailed her girls for their great effort. Nagaland won the toss and opted to bat first.

The scoreboard showing Nagaland's batting collapse
Indian women's team dismissed for TWO RUNS, lose 50-over game by 10 wickets with 299 balls left

"While the huge defeat is definitely a disappointment, our girls need encouragement and support for better performances in the future", P Bendang Jamir, vice-president of Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) said. Other than Menka, the entire women's team of Nagaland got out at the personal score of Zero. Nagaland was not a great side and they were scoring 20's, 30's and 40's but bowling them out for two was brilliant.

Despite the win, Kerala failed to qualify for the last-four stage, as they could win just two of five games they played. However, this could be the fastest chase ever in the history of cricket at any level as Kerala won the game off the first ball of their innings.

Tahmeed was among four U-19 Nagaland players to be named in the East Zone probables' list in 2016.

Meanwhile, Nagaland will be hosting four U-6 Vijay Merchant Trophy matches in December 2017 where Nagaland U-16 boys team will also participate.

  • Stacy Allen