Kerala skittles Nagaland for just two runs!

Kerala team also broke a record of the taking the least number of deliveries to win a match. In the ACC 2006, Nepal had taken just two balls to beat Myanmar. Friday saw that record tumbling.

A file photo of Kerala U-19 women's team.   -  Kerala Cricket Association

In a game of cricket, it is not often that you get to see a side dismissing its opponent for two runs and then winning the match in just one ball. But that's what has happened in Guntur on Friday, that too in a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) organised U-19 Women's meet.

Taking on Nagaland, the girls from Kerala dismissed the opponent for just two runs. Yes, you read that right, the entire Nagaland side was bundled out for just two runs in 17 overs.

With captain Minnu Mani scalping four wickets, the side from Nagaland — which is playing as a separate state side for the first time — collapsed, without even reaching double figures.

In reply, Kerala just took one ball to win the match. While the first ball was a wide, opener Ansu S Raju struck a boundary in the next ball to wrap up the proceedings.

Kerala team also broke a record of the taking the least number of deliveries to win a match. In the ACC 2006, Nepal had taken just two balls to beat Myanmar. Friday saw that record tumbling.

Ever since its inclusion into the big league, the women's team from the northeast states have put up humiliating performances. "A little needs to be looked into the overall development of the game in those areas. This is a bit odd to see teams putting up such shows," a BCCI official, who was present at the ground, told Sportstar.

Naba Bhattacharjee, the convenor of BCCI's NorthEast development committee said the performance was unacceptable. "This is an extremely bad news. It is true that the girls are playing for the first time in the tournament, but this unacceptable. They should not have participated if they were not confident," Bhattacharjee told Sportstar.

The seasoned administrator also informed that in the wake of such performances, a meeting of all the northeast state cricket units will be held in Guwahati in the first week of December. "We need to take a stock of things. This is humiliating," Bhattacharjee added.