Test ended in just 61 balls, 2 bowlers caused havoc, then 1 year ban on stadium
This is rarely seen in test cricket. This match was played not on the pitch, but on the sand. If you read the news, you will understand the whole story.
Test match ended on 61 balls. After two 7-foot bowlers, no one needed to bowl. And know what happened after that? After that the stadium got banned. That too for a full year. You must have been surprised to hear all this, but the matter is all true in this. It happened. This match was played between 29 January to 2 February. The teams were of West Indies and England. And the ground was Sabina Park. The pitch of Sabina Park, famous for its fast pace, was the highlight of this match. And the reason for this match to end in just 10.1 overs i.e. 61 balls. To be a part of this interesting story, you must read this news.
The talk is 1998, 22 years ago. England captain Mike Earthton and Brian Lara, led by the Windies, arrived to toss. The decision to hoist the coin was in favor of England. Mike also made a gesture of batting to the batsmen first. The captain himself landed on the pitch with fellow opener Elk Stewart to give England a strong start. But he hardly had any idea of the silence before the storm. Courtney Walsh drove Mike for 2 runs. Mark Butcher returned to the pavilion on the first ball, a victim of Walsh. Nasir Hussain also did not take much time to get out and scored 1 run. England’s three wickets fell for 9 runs in 7.2 overs. Barely three overs played. Along with Walsh, the second bowler of around 7 feet, Curtley Ambrose took 1 wicket.