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    Weeraratne smashes fastest OD fifty

    http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/srila...ry/223832.html



    Unbelievable - a half-century off two overs' worth of bowling. If the innings hadn't finished he could have gone on to the fastest century - he was on course to get there in about 28 balls at that rate.

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    If you look at the scorecard (http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/20...01NOV2005.html) it has these bits towards the bottom:

    K Weeraratne 50 runs in 12 balls (6x7) (4x1)
    AW Ekanayake 1 over conceding 34 runs(666664)

    Wonder how close that last ball (I'm assuming it's in delivery order) got to being 6?
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    i'm really surprised with his performance. because he's more of a bowling allrounder.

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    there are 2 other lightning 50's in that game too, either crappy bowling or a small ground or a combination for mine rather than good batting.
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    If it's Twenty20 Cricket, isn't that the answer to the speed of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    If it's Twenty20 Cricket, isn't that the answer to the speed of it?
    Yeah, the fact that it was a Twenty20 kinda cheapens it for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    If it's Twenty20 Cricket, isn't that the answer to the speed of it?
    It wasn't.

    It was a rain-reduced 50 over contest.
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    That's nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    there are 2 other lightning 50's in that game too, either crappy bowling or a small ground or a combination for mine rather than good batting.
    yeah, sri lankan batsmen can't be that good can they?
    but if an australian did it he would be the next OD superstar.
    i really dont get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinu23
    yeah, sri lankan batsmen can't be that good can they?
    but if an australian did it he would be the next OD superstar.
    i really dont get it.
    Or an Indian wicket-keeper


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    Quote Originally Posted by dinu23
    yeah, sri lankan batsmen can't be that good can they?
    but if an australian did it he would be the next OD superstar.
    i really dont get it.
    No, it's just you don't normally see three people hit 50's that fast. If it were an Australian I'm sure people would still be wondering the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinu23
    yeah, sri lankan batsmen can't be that good can they?
    but if an australian did it he would be the next OD superstar.
    i really dont get it.
    One look at the man as well as how he has played would suggest otherwise. I can imagine Nuwan Zoysa pulling that off, but Weeratane? Maybe I haven't seen enough of him, but he looks small and thin- not quite someone you would expect to score such a fast 50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    Or an Indian wicket-keeper

    Or a skunk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Or a skunk
    Sorry, run that one past me again. I think I've missed something.


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