Sunday, March 12, 2006

Must have been a historic game

Cricket is a game of uncertainity. Be it 5-day tests or 100 overs one dayers. SriLankan's 398 against Kenyans were at one time seemed to be an unacheivable target. Lankans then were at the top of their game and Kenya had just started. Such a high score was understandable. What happened yesterday between Australia and South Africa was nothing much but a history. Sometimes a change in a rule changes the game. When 200/220 were considered a high score in '80s, the 15-over restriction rule made 300 acheivable, but 400? nah! Aussies made 434/4 and it seemed an unassailable target in 50 overs. Most of the teams will get bundled in less than 280 to try to acheive it. But what South Africans did is beyond the words - reaching this humongous target with just one ball to spare. And this contest was not between the two extremes of the teams but between two strong contenders of the next world cup.

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