Factoid

In a cricket match, bowlers have the most number of ways to dislodge a batsman. But there are many other ways also to dislodge a batsman and bowlers have almost no role in that. One of them is ‘run-out’. In the second ODI game between India and New Zealand at Napier in 1999, 8 batsmen were sent to pavilion due to run-outs, which is a world record. Of them, five were from New Zealand and three from the Indian side. India, led by Mohammad Azharuddin, won the match by two wickets with 1 ball remaining. It’s one of the most infamous wins for Indian cricket team overseas.

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