Fixing world record!
Agence France Presse
New Delhi, January 19:
When Anjuman Islam school ran up a monumental 1,121 for six against St John’s in an inter-school match in Mumbai, it supposedly broke one of the longest standing world records in cricket. Not since Victoria piled up 1,107 runs against New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield match in Melbourne in 1926 had any team in first-class, club, university or schools cricket scored so many runs.
Anjuman school’s mayhem came after St John’s had been shot out for a paltry 46. Too good to be true? Anjuman insist the game was played fair and square. Onlookers believe it was the biggest cricket farce of the new century. Having bowled out their rivals for less than 50, Anjuman needed to score at least 850 to edge out Rizvi Springfield school from the semi-finals on a superior run-rate. They got home with plenty to spare. Anjuman ended up with 989-6 and another 132 runs were added as a penalty for slow over-rates by the hapless St John bowlers.