China’s cricket team bowled out for just 28 runs, the second-lowest ODI score of all-time

Saudia Arabia destroy team by 390 runs in World Cricket League qualifier

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 April, 2017, 10:52am
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 April, 2017, 11:07pm

China were bowled out for a humiliating 28 on Saturday as they crashed to a 390-run defeat against Saudi Arabia in a World Cricket League regional qualifier.

The paltry total was seven runs worse than the record for a full one-day international of 35 made by Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in 2004.

But it was still more than the record 50-over low score of 18 made by West Indies U19s against Barbados in Guyana in 2007.

Saudi Arabia piled up 418 off 50 overs before China’s outclassed batsmen collapsed to just 28 all out in 12.4 overs with ‘extras’ the top scorer on 13.

Saudia Arabia are considered one of the top sides in the qualifier in Chiang Mai, which also features Thailand, Bhutan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar.

Their batsmen blasted China’s bowlers to all sides of the ground, Mohammad Afzal getting 120 off 100 balls.

China’s opening partnership of Lu Cangcang and Zhuang Zelin lasted 45 balls – scoring 9 runs – before the rest of the side crumbled.

No.6 Zhang Peng, who finished not out, was the only player not to take a duck, with Shahbaz Rasheed cleaning up the last three wickets with a hat-trick.

Despite their crushing defeat, China bowler Feng Yu returned five for 89 from his 10 overs.

China turned in a similarly poor performance against Kuwait on Sunday, allowing their opponents to amass seven for 460 before capitulating to be all out for 57.

Due to rain, China were set 351 to win from 36 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis method but never looked like coming close, slumping to three for 12 within six overs.

Ye Weiji’s 25 from 22 balls was one of the few highlights, while Feng was again solid with three for 87 from his 10 overs on another tough day for China.

Ke Tianshing came in for some particulary rough treatment during the Kuwait innings, conceding 91 from just seven overs with one wicket as Kuwait opener Aamir Javed ran riot, thumping 144 from just 91 deliveries with 13 sixes.