On this day 94 years ago, a cricket team had built such a mountain of runs, which still has not got any jump. And since then, this world record remains intact. This record is associated with the highest score in an innings by a team in cricket. Victoria of Australia did this feat. He scored 1107 runs on 28 December 1926 against New South Wales. It will be necessary to state here that Victoria’s team was all out, otherwise this score could have gone even further. Because at that time the playing days were not fixed like today. As long as the mind is playing, go play.
The funny thing is that even before this, Victoria’s name was the record for scoring the most runs in an innings. He made this record against Tasmania in the year 1922. These are the two incidents of crossing 1000 runs in first class cricket. This match was played in Melbourne. New South Wales won the toss and chose batting first. His first innings lasted 221 runs. Opener NE Phillips scored the highest 52 runs. Arthur Liddickt was the most successful bowler for Victoria, taking four wickets for 50 runs.
375 runs for the first wicket
Now the story of Victoria’s batsmen blowing the feast. His openers Bill Ponsford and Bill Woodful blew away the New South Wales bowlers. Both scored centuries and hit 375 runs for the first wicket. Woodful was out after scoring 133 runs. But Ponsford stayed. He along with Hunter Hendry added 219 runs for the second wicket. At the end of the second day’s play, Victoria’s score was 573 runs for one wicket.
All four top batsmen scored centuries
On the third day of the match, Ponceford were finally out after scoring 352 runs. Hendry returned there after scoring 100 runs. After this, by reaching 657 runs, Victoria lost five wickets. Then perhaps New South Wales would have felt that now they will get rest. But this could not happen. Number four batsman Jack Ryder hit the crease. He, along with Albert Hartkoff (61) and John Ellis (63), took the team beyond 1000 runs. He himself missed a triple century and was dismissed for 295 runs.
Finally on the third day Victoria was all out for 1107 and the game also ended. All four batsmen of his top scored centuries. Arthur Mailey took the maximum four wickets for New South Wales. But for this he had to spend 362 runs.
Innings and 656 runs lost
New South Wales would have expected that they would also score in the second innings. But after spending two consecutive days of hard fielding and 1107 runs, his courage was broken. In the second innings, his batsman succumbed to Hartkoff and Lydicut. The entire team was reduced to 230 runs. This time also only one batsman could score a half-century. In this way, an innings and 656 runs were lost in his account.