#6 Posted on 10.10.03 1839.35 Reposted on: 10.10.10 1839.52
I actually played cricket for the first time this summer (after watching it for years) and LOVED it. Lots of fun, good people, and I got to use some of my old centerfield skills for the first time in a while...
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#7 Posted on 10.10.03 2124.38 Reposted on: 10.10.10 2124.51
Originally posted by JayJayDeanI'd actually say that upon looking at the progression of the record it's more like Jamal Lewis' 295-yard rushing day. The old record of 375 was set in 1994, so it wasn't that old of a record.
That's a pretty good analogy JJ, at least in terms of progression. The previous record broke a 35 year old record though. The concentration required is immense. He faced 437 balls for 380 runs. Normally a good test batsman will score at about 1 run every 2 balls. Even Hayden's first hundred runs came off 212 balls, so the next 280 came off 225. That's some phenomenal batting. His 11 sixes, where the ball clears the fence, were an Australian record for a single innings, beating the old record of 8. Its also, obviously, the highest Australian score, beating a record that was equaled 5 years ago, but that had stood since 1930.
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