I read a problem in the newspaper around 10 years back. Here is the problem
Team A scored 250 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. Team B was 250 for 0 in 49 overs. Eventually Team A won the match by virtue of losing fewer wickets. Hence Team B to lost 10 wickets in 1 over.
The main part of this question was no two players were dismissed in the same way. How is it possible to dismiss 10 players in an over such that all the dismissals are unique.
Partial Solution 9 players dismissed in an over
At the beginning of the over the following sequence of events takes place.
- Batsman 1 decides to get dismissed as Retired Out (different from Retired Hurt).
- Batsman 2 is Timed Out as he delays coming to the crease.
- The runner on the non-strikers end is dismissed via Run Out as he was backing up too much. Also called Mankading.
Effectively at this point we have dismissed three players without a single ball being bowled.
The next six balls allow for the following dismissals.
- Leg Before Wicket
- Hit Wicket
- Handled the Ball
I am unable to find a way of dismissing the tenth batsman as we are now out of balls.
The only other option that I believe is Obstructing the field, though I am not sure if it is possible to be given out for obstructing the field before a ball is bowled.