8 June 2010

Crazy cricket

I read about this in the Guardian's The Spin column (v. good, get it sent to your inbox every Tuesday) and it's so good it bears repeating.

Bahamas vs Argentina, scorecard here. Brief match summary:

Argentina bat first, score 333 for 5 off their 50 overs. In reply, Bahamas slump to 16 for 2 but Taylor (93 off 57) and Parkes (133 off 59 [!], with 11 sixes) take them to the brink of a quick victory. 16 runs needed, 4 wickets in hand, about 20 overs left. They couldn't, could they?

They so did.

Two runs needed for victory, 3 wickets left. Then two wickets left. Then one wicket left. Single to tie, over 16 overs to score one more run and win..

Batsman number 10 is run out. Match ends in a tie. A match as mad as a box of frogs.

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