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    A cricketing puzzle

    Two batsmen on 94. Two balls to go. 7 to win. Both need to score hundreds. How can this happen?



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    My guess is that batsman X hits the ball near the boundary and runs 3 and then gets 4 overthrows. Then the umpire signals one short. So X has his hundred and I don't think u need to change ends if signalled one short. Then Y is facing with 1 needed off one ball and he hits a six and gets to his hundred.


    Is that right? Also, are there other answers for this question?
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    Might be making myself look silly here but, Batsman A hits it, they run 6, go for a 7th and A gets run-out, but they cross and B hits a 6 to win.
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    Good answer.

    That is a possibility too, but what do u reckon abt my answer? Is there anything wrong with it w.r.t laws of cricket etc.? I mean, it is practically possible, right?

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    Yeah, I think that works.
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    no ball six, a single to change strike, another six. that would both be exactly a century
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    No ball + 6 = 7 runs and game over.
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    thanks guys. But I think the run out answer of pasag is the more obvious answer to the question. A run out sounds much more probable than a one short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Might be making myself look silly here but, Batsman A hits it, they run 6, go for a 7th and A gets run-out, but they cross and B hits a 6 to win.
    dont know the fielding team is doing if someone has run 6 already but thats the only solution i could think of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master View Post
    dont know the fielding team is doing if someone has run 6 already but thats the only solution i could think of.
    Overthrows.

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