Oman Confined to mere 24 against the Mighty Scotland, registering the lowest ever ODI Total
In the world of sports, we witness players and teams achieving new records, shattering the old ones. But sometimes, the same players and teams end up setting unwanted records, owing to disastrous performances.
Something similar happened with Oman On Tuesday when they were bowled out for a grand total of mere 24 against Scotland in the first ODI of a three-match bilateral series between the two teams. They thus set the record for the lowest ever ODI total (scroll down for the full list of lowest-ever totals).
After losing the toss, Oman were asked to bat first, after which they could just post 24 runs on the board. Out of this two dozen, 15 runs were scored by Khawar Ali, the only player to hit double digits. A total of five players, including both the openers, were bowled out for ducks.
Adrian Neill and Ruaidhri Smith proved picked four wickets each for Scotland, giving away just 14 runs in total.
It was a piece of cake for the Scottish-openers, Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer, who wasted little time, and wrapped up the innings in 20 balls, with 10 wickets in hands.
Here's how cricket fans all over the world reacted on the social media:
What an absolute hammering! Well played Scotland ð´ó §ó ¢ó ³ó £ó ´ó ¿ ðð pic.twitter.com/O81u9Uz0In— David Lundberg (@Bankieboy73) February 19, 2019
Wow great effort guys down nets for a hit or golf let's keep it up keep playing hard cricket— Chef b crawford (@crazycrwf1) February 19, 2019
Love that our last 2 ODIs are:
Scotland beat England
Scotland beat Oman
One day the ICC will sort out what constitutes a ranked game.
Lowest Ever ODI Totals Before this match :
1. Zimbabwe getting bowled out for 35 runs against Sri Lanka in 2004
2. Canada being restricted to 36 runs by Sri Lanka in 2003
3. Zimbabwe scoring mere 38 runs against Sri Lanka in 2001
4. Pakistan being succumbed to 43 against West Indies in 1993
5. Zimbabwe posting total of 44 against Sri Lanka in 2009.