Women’s team from Adelaide pile on 596/3 from 50 overs, bowl opposition out for 25

first_imgNorthern Districts, a suburban women’s cricket team in Adelaide managed to score a gigantic total of 596/3 from their 50 overs in a SACA PC Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade match against Port Adelaide.They then went on to bowl their opposition out for as little as 25 runs to win the match by a humongous margin of 571 runs.Four Northern Districts batswomen – Tegan McPharlin, Sam Betts, Tabitha Saville and Darcie Brown – scored centuries in the match with McPharlin top scoring with 136 off 80 balls. Betts and Brown remained unbeaten on 124 off 71 balls and 117 off 84 balls respectively while Saville hit a 56-ball 120.Northern Districts hit 64 fours and three sixes in their innings while Port Adelaide gave away 88 extras with 75 of them being wides.In reply to the gigantic total, Port Adelaide, who fielded 10 players and out of which, only eight of batted, could only survive 10.5 overs.”It’s pretty cool that, at the end of the day, we potentially have a world record. It’s pretty unreal to make a total like that. At the time, we weren’t chasing any records or trying to set any benchmarks in that way. We were just playing cricket shots. The runs just kept piling on.”There were only three sixes hit for the entire day for us. It just shows that we were willing to run between the wickets and hit along the ground and actually play proper cricket,” McPharlin was quoted as saying by abc.net.au.However, sadly for them, it is not a world record as there have been List A matches with bigger totals and winning margins. In 2007, Kandyan Ladies from Sri Lanka raked up 632/4 in their 50 overs against Pushpadana Ladies and then went on to bowl them out for just 18 runs and win the match by 614 runs.advertisementlast_img read more