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Hyderabad bowled out Himachal Pradesh for a paltry 36 on Day Two, Round 4 of Ranji Trophy 2016-17. As a matter of fact, only 4.1 overs were bowled on Day One due to rain. Given that only 3 days were left, both teams had very little time left to make an impact. All the same, with rain on the first day, there was some moisture on the track, making matters worse for the batting side. As a result, Hyderabad made full use of the conditions and exhibited a collectively bowling effort. On the other hand, Himachal Pradesh captain Rishi Dhawan scored 9, highest in the innings. LIVE BLOG: Round 4, Ranji Trophy 2016-17

To put things into perspective, this is the 24th lowest total in the history of Ranji Trophy. For that matter, it is Hyderabad’s 21 all-out against Jaipur in 2010-11 season tops the list. They must have surely heaved a sigh of relief, for they were at the other end this time. However, Aakash Bhandari was the pick of the bowlers. His figures read: 3-3-0-4. Yes, you are right. He did not concede a single run in his 3-over spell. This is something the staggering bowler would never have imagined, if truth be told.

Well, he is not the first one to do so. There are others who managed to better him. Here’s the list:

Wickets Overs Bowler For Against Venue Season
5 3 (x5) Dick Pougher MCC Australians Lord s 1896
5 6 George Cox Sussex Somerset Weston-super-Mare 1921
5 5 Dick Tyldesley Lancashire Leicestershire Manchester 1924
5 6.4 Percy Mills Gloucestershire Somerset Bristol 1928
4 2 (x4) Frederick Hervey-Bathurst England Kent Lord s 1844
4 3.2 (x4) John Napier Lancashire Yorkshire Sheffield 1888
4 5 (x5) Alec Hearne Kent Somerset Taunton 1894
4 0.5 Albert Borland Natal Griqualand West Kimberley 1926-27
4 2.1 Laurie Eastman Essex Somerset Weston-super-Mare 1934
4 7 Lala Amarnath Railways Patiala Patiala 1958-59
4 6.4 Sudjheera de Zoysa Sri Lanka Schools Sri Lanka Board Under-23s XI Colombo 2002-03
4 3 Jonathan Carter Barbados Jamaica Kensington Oval 2012-13
4 6 Akshar Patel India A South Africa A Wayanad 2015
4 2 KS Monish Kerala Himachal Pradesh Perintalmanna 2015-16
4 3 Akash Bhandari Hyderabad Himachal Pradesh Guwahati 2016-17

Meanwhile, here is the list of lowest scores:

Overall
Total Team Against Venue Season
21 Hyderabad Rajasthan Jaipur 2010-11
22 Southern Punjab Northern India Amritsar 1934-35
23 Sind Southern Punjab Patiala 1938-39
23 Jammu & Kashmir Delhi Srinagar 1960-61
23 Jammu & Kashmir Haryana Rai 1977-78
25 Saurashtra Bombay Bombay 1951-52
27 Kerala Mysore Bangalore 1963-64
28 Mysore Bombay Bangalore 1951-52
28 Jammu & Kashmir Delhi Srinagar 1960-61
28 Goa Kerala Thalassery 1998-99
29 Andhra Tamil Nadu Coimbatore 1978-79
30 Andhra Punjab Mohali 2003-04
31 Eastern Punjab Railways Jalandhar 1958-59
31 Services Baroda Vadodara 2013-14
32 Assam Bihar Patna 1971-72
33 Railways Services Delhi 1958-59
33 Kerala Andhra Trivandrum 1969-70
33 Assam Bengal Jorhat 1974-75
33 Andhra Kerala Kochi 1997-98
35 Patiala Services Delhi 1958-59
35 Orissa Bihar Patna 1958-59
35 Assam Bengal Jorhat 1974-75
36 Kerala Madras Salem 1961-62
36 Himachal Pradesh Hyderabad Guwahati 2016-17

Here’s a list of lowest scores by Himachal Pradesh:

By Himachal Pradesh
Total Against Venue Season
36 Hyderabad Guwahati 2016-17
64 Services Una 1986-87
67 Haryana Mandi 1986-87
78 Orissa Cuttack 2005-06
80 Delhi Delhi 1988-89

And here’s a list of Himachal Pradesh’s lowest scores against Hyderabad:

Against Hyderabad
Total Team Venue Season
36 Himachal Pradesh Guwahati 2016-17
51 Goa Panaji 1973-74
55 Kerala Kottayam 1997-98
65 Mysore Secunderabad 1942-43
68 Central Provinces and Berar Nagpur 1947-48

Brief scores:

Himachal Pradesh 36 (Rishi Dhawan 9, NR Gangta 8; Aakash Bhandari 4 for 0, Ravi Kiran 3 for 5) vs Hyderabad