Thursday, April 10, 2008

Up, up and away

Its finally been done. A six off the last ball of a one-day international, with six needed to win. Sorry, Pakistan fans, the Miandad six doesn't count. Four were needed then. And neither does the Mujtaba six. Seven were needed then. The Taylor effort comes the closest, as five were needed, so other than a four being hit off a no-ball, (which would have meant one more ball would have been bowled), a six was most certainly needed. Well done, Chanders. (Check out the full list here for all the references above).

8 Comments:

Anonymous Som said...

It must be a terrible feeling for the bowlers who found them at the wrong end of such thrillers. While opponents celebrate, you return to the dressing room, afraid of looking teammates in their eyes, aware that you have let them down. In your mind, you re-play the delivery and rue you could have kept it shorter, or fuller, just outside the off-stump or probably on the pad. But alas, it's past you and you are already part of a an unflattering history. I remember Tilak Raj refusing to be photographed with Ravi Shastri after being hit for six 6s. Hail the Hero, Chanderpaul in this case but spare a thought for the poor bowler as well. Great match, anyway.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Straight Point said...

it takes courage, self belief, calm mind and certain chaminda vaas to hit four and six of last two balls...

INCREDIBLE!!

4:35 AM  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

never seem cha'pal look like such a kid. the windmill bat routine, edward's embrace that knocked his helmet about, he was that li'l awkward kid again.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Jrod said...

And then he thanked god and ruined it for me.

10:40 AM  
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7:03 AM  
Blogger Soulberry said...

I wonder if the batsmen were cool then or completely keyed in. It must have been a terrific moment of concentration in each of those cases. Same for the six sixes thing.

When the concentration is so acute and in perfect rhythm, there must be a kind of mesmeric connection established with the bowler, a kind of esp, who then mutely obliges with the right kind of ball.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Cricket Guru said...

(When the concentration is so acute and in perfect rhythm, there must be a kind of mesmeric connection established with the bowler, a kind of esp, who then mutely obliges with the right kind of ball)

Wow, that was very well put, SB.

1:42 AM  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

"mesmeric connection" read that earlier in the day. as i read it, cg's comment came thru. more mesmeric connects. But really, that's an insider's killer take, soulberry. very cool.

just curious, have you been hit for 6 6s?

12:41 PM  

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