Services now find themselves in the ignominious list of low scores in Indian First-Class history
Munaf Patel registered figures of 10-4-13-6 to go with his four for 38 in the first innings © AFP (File Photo)

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Services folded up for 31 against Baroda in a Group B Ranji Trophy 2013-14 match at Baroda’s Reliance Stadium on Monday, narrowly avoiding being bowled out for the lowest First-Class score in India — 21 by Muslims versus Europeans in 1915-16 and 21 by Hyderabad against Rajasthan in 2010-11.

 

Fast bowler Munaf Patel did most of the damage, registering figures of 10-4-13-6 to go with his four for 38 in the first innings. Thanks to Munaf, Baroda won the match by an innings and 147 runs.

 

The 18 lowest scores in Indian First-Class history:

 

Sl. No. Scores Teams Ground Year
1 21   Muslims vs Europeans    Deccan Gymkhana Ground, Poona 1915-16
2 21   Hyderabad vs Rajasthan    Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 2010-11
3 22   Southern Punjab vs Northern India    Alexandra Ground, Amritsar 1934-35
4 23   Sind vs Southern Punjab    Baradari Ground, Patiala 1938-39
5 23   Jammu and Kashmir vs Delhi    Amar Singh Club Ground, Srinagar 1960-61
6 23   Jammu and Kashmir vs Haryana    Moti Lal School of Sports Ground, Rai 1977-78
7 24   Europeans vs Parsees    Gymkhana Ground, Bombay 1894-95
8 25   Saurashtra vs Bombay    Brabourne Stadium, Bombay 1951-52
9 27   Kerala vs Mysore    Central College Ground, Bangalore 1963-64
10 28   Mysore vs Bombay    Gymkhana Ground, Bangalore 1951-52
11 28   Jammu and Kashmir vs Delhi    Amar Singh Club Ground, Srinagar 1960-61
12 28   Goa vs Kerala    Municipal Stadium, Thalassery 1998/99
13 29   Andhra vs Tamil Nadu    Forest College Ground, Coimbatore 1978-79
14 30   Europeans vs Parsees    Deccan Gymkhana Ground, Poona 1895-96
15 30   Andhra vs Punjab     Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali 2003-04
16 31   Nizam’s State Railway A vs Freelooters    Gymkhana Ground, Secunderabad 1931-32
17 31   Eastern Punjab vs Railways    Gandhi Stadium, Jalandhar 1958-59
18 31   Services vs Baroda Reliance Stadium, Baroda 2013-14