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What have been the most surprising batting collapses in cricket?

What have been the most surprising batting collapses in cricket?

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  • Swapnil Kulkarni 2020-07-24 14:50:34 rate(0)

    ICC WC 1996, Australia vs West Indies, 2nd SF at Mohali.

    Aus : 207/8 (50 overs)

    WI : 165/2 (41 overs)

    needed 43 in 54 balls with 8 wickets in hand

    and finally in the end

    WI : 202 all out…

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  • Rahul Sargam 2020-07-24 14:49:18 rate(0)

    There are many many out there.

    I will go with this one.

    2014 KKR vs RR match (IPL).

    I remember this match well since I had played bet, I used to, but I no longer play after such incidents.

    This was eye opening match for me.

    Rajasthan Royals puts 170 on the board for visitors KKR to chase, in response KKR had their prime opening players back then.

    Gautam Gabhir and Robin Uthappa.

    Both comes and joins the party of hitting sixes and fours, everything goes well until Shane Watson comes into the picture. Both had added 121 in 14 overs, it was 121 for no loss (already 70% target). I was overjoyed, I was so happy inside that I was going to win the bet, 50 runs in 36 balls was not a big team for team like KKR.

    Then there was something unfortunate was to happen for KKR fans including myself.

    14.1 Gambhi departs by Shane Watson.

    14.3 Robin departs by Shane Watson

    Then there was Russell Muscle, who was bossing in that IPL and was promoted up the order, unfortunately he couldn't last longer either.

    14.5 Russell departs by Watson again.

    Watson picks 3 only conceding 1 run. Game on.

    Though 3 wickets were fallen, they still had strong batting line up with likes of “Yusuf Pathan, Pandey, Surya Yadav, Shakib and underrated Ryan ten doeschate.

    Nobody might have thought that they were to seen even the worst, here comes this man who was 43 year old back then Pravin Tambe.

    15.1 Tambe to Pandey who was facing his first delivery walks out of the crease to smash hard, Tambe bowls wide, Samson doesn't miss on that, stumped wicket on the very first delivery.

    15.1 Tambe to Pathan C and bowled by Tambe, Golden duck for Yusuf.

    15.2 Tambe bowls full and Doeschate gets hit on the toe. Tambe gets his first ever hat-trick.


    KKR imploded really pathetic way, they lose 6 wickets for 2 (including one wide run). I could not digest the scenario, that was absolutely horrible and nightmare for me. This has to be one of the the worst collapses ever in the history.

    I was cursing at IPL stating that everything is fixed. But nowadays I don't play bet, I just enjoy the games and cheer for Mumbai Indians and of course KKR ????

  • Parag Zode 2020-07-24 14:45:02 rate(0)

    Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Hobart, 2011.

    Australia won the crucial toss and chose to field first. Conditions were ideal for swinging the ball, and the Australian bowlers dismissed New Zealand for just 156 runs, courtesy a 56 runs scored by Dean Brownlie.

    In reply, they were put on the back foot by New Zealand bowlers, who dismissed them for just 136 runs, taking an all important lead of 14 runs.

    New Zealand again bat this time, putting up a better show by scoring 226 runs, with their star batsman Ross Taylor scoring an important 56 runs off 169 balls.

    The Australians were given a target of 241 runs in 4th innings with more than 2.5 days remaining to chase the target.


    Australia started the chase with the newbie David Warner and rookie Phil Hughes. Together, they put up a 72 run partnership till the stumps on Day 3, until Hughes got out on 20 runs the very next morning.

    Warner, on the other hand, was desperate to shed the tag of a limited overs specialist, so was scoring boundaries on the basis of merit and also milking one and twos off swinging deliveries.

    The other partner Usman Khawaja departed for 23 runs leaving the score at 122/2, when more than half the number of runs were scored by Warner.

    As the score reached 159/2, it became 159/5 within the space of 3 overs, with Michael Clarke and Mike Hussey getting out in succession, with all three including Ricky Ponting succumbing to swinging deliveries off rookie seam bowler Doug Bracewell.


    Warner was going strong, unaffected by the damage caused. He was charging on those bowlers at a strike rate of 70+.

    He completed his maiden test hundred in only his 2nd test match when Australia were on a score of 180, with 61 runs more required.

    Wicket keeper batsman Brad Haddin provided some support to Warner, but was out on 15 runs, thus exposing the tail. The score read 192/6.

    And then Peter Siddle gets out at the score of 194/7 and only in the next over, both James Patterson and Mitchell Starc got dismissed making Australia reel at 199/9, this time again by swinging deliveries by Bracewell.

    There was still hope; 42 runs were required with more than a day to spend.

    Last batsman Nathan Lyon blocked, blocked, even scored a leg bye boundary after 4 overs. Meanwhile, Warner was cautious, taking singles and twos. Lyon again scored a boundary after 2 overs to keep Australia in the hunt.

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