Video: Flashback 2011 World Cup - Netherlands lose 4 wickets in 3 balls
Flashback 2011 Cricket World Cup: Ireland vs Netherlands - 4 wickets (all run-outs) in 3 balls.
Multiple outs in a single pitch is quite common in baseball, but it is unheard of in Cricket. However, in a match between Ireland and Netherlands in the Cricket World Cup in 2011, the Dutch lost 4 wickets in 3 balls.
Standing at an imposing 304/6 after 49 overs in the first inning, the Dutch looked like reaching 320 at the end of their inning. However, the Irish had other ideas. They bowled 3 dot balls and once the scorecard said 304/6 in 49.3 overs, managed to take all the Netherlands’ wickets.
In a shocking state of events, all of the wickets were run outs!
The first one came off a wide ball, so the counter for the number of balls delivered was not incremented and Ireland ran out the other three batsmen in the remaining three balls.
Here is the video of the same: