Question: I'm thinking of a number between one and 500. This number is intereresting in that it is in at least four ways related to cricket. Name three of these.
1. Number: The number is 229
2. A record:
3. Something important:
4. Something interesting: 229 is the score South Africa incorrectly calculated as their winning margin when they were eliminated from the 2003 World Cup
5. Something else: 229 is the lowest score never to be made by a batsman in a completed test innings
Question 1: Ferd: Is it over 250? NO
Question 2: SJS: Is it 229, The lowest score yet to be scored by any batsman in tests ? YES
However it is important in more ways than this. Name 3 of the 4...
Clue #1: Of the three remaining, one is a record, one is important and one is interesting
Question 3: SJS: is the one which is a record a batting record ? YES
Question 4: SJS: Is it the Highest number of runs conseded by a Kiwi bowler in a test. 1 for 229 in 70 overs by SL Boock vs Pakistan in 1988-89? NO, not one of the ones I was thinking of
Clue #2: All three remaining answers are related to One Day International Cricket
Question 5: SJS: Is it a dubious record - not one you would be proud to own? NO
Clue #3: The record does not belong to a batsman.
Question 6: chris.hinton: is it 499 the second highest score in first class cricket? NO
Question 7: Jamee99: Is it the only First Class Score that has been made 4 times in a match? NO
Question 8: The Baconator: Is it because 229 was scored in the 229th ODI? NO
Question 9: Bookie: Is it by any chance a partnership record? NO
Question 10: Bookie: Is it because 229 was the score that made South Africa tie in 'that' match against Sri Lanka in the World Cup '03? YES, that is the 'interesting' one.
Question 11: Bookie: Is it the fact that a cricket ball's circumference must be 229mm? NO