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    When and Who will break the world record????

    Hi New member so be kind Huge Somerset and Trescothick fan so looking forward to finals day!!

    Just wondered when you think the batting world record will be broken and by who (400* Lara)

    Personally I think it will be broken quite soon and probably on the subcontinent or when bangladesh visit South Africa/England.

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    Never, literally if any batsman even gets to 400, then they want shooting for not playing for their team because in all likelihood they won't be scoring fast enough to define the match or will take too much time out of the game doing so.

    Ponting was quite right when he referred to Lara's 400 as selfish.
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    Lara's 375 was a much better innings.

    If someone breaks the 400 it will be in a dead game against a bowling attack offering nothing, so I probably won't care much.
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    Damn those batsmen making lots of runs. Bastards.
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    There's a difference between making runs for the team and making runs for records, the 400 was the latter.

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    3-0 down in a four match series, and he's standing little to no chance of ever really getting out. And it's not as if he was plodding along either - SR of 70 for the 400*. When you're on the verge of a whitewash, to come out with the incredible publicity West Indies cricket got from his achievement, I don't think anyone involved would really be complaining.

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    I agree that going on to make ridiculously large individual scores is somewhat selfish, but I certainly think that if a team is batting first (or second after bowling the other team out within the first day) and you can rack up 400+ within two days then it's fair game.

    As to who will do it, it's impossible to say. Somebody like Sehwag or Gayle even Warner could do it on a flat track against a weaker side. Somebody like Clarke or Cook could rack it up too.

    I'm sure that within the next few decades it will be beaten though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres21 View Post
    Hi New member so be kind Huge Somerset and Trescothick fan so looking forward to finals day!!

    Just wondered when you think the batting world record will be broken and by who (400* Lara)

    Personally I think it will be broken quite soon and probably on the subcontinent or when bangladesh visit South Africa/England.
    It was bull**** when Hayden scored 380 odd against Zimbos. What was he trying to prove. Likewise if someone smashes 402 against Bangers I will be suitably unimpressed.
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    Lara's 400 deserves to be ahead of Hayden's 385, so at least justice was served there.

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    A team batting first, and a player batting in the top 4-5, could definitely score a 400 and not kill the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscount Tom View Post
    Never, literally if any batsman even gets to 400, then they want shooting for not playing for their team because in all likelihood they won't be scoring fast enough to define the match or will take too much time out of the game doing so.
    if Clarke had pushed onto 400 I don't think anyone would have been calling him selfish. He really could have batted on

    Lara's 400 will be broken at some point. It might just be 402*, but it'll go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    A team batting first, and a player batting in the top 4-5, could definitely score a 400 and not kill the game.
    Or batting second if you've skittled the oppo. Time is even less of an issue then in some ways.
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    The biggest rammifications will be felt if Tendulkar is the man to break the record. Endless comparisons to Bradman etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    A team batting first, and a player batting in the top 4-5, could definitely score a 400 and not kill the game.
    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Or batting second if you've skittled the oppo. Time is even less of an issue then in some ways.
    Or Sehwag could do it anyways. Don't think it would have been a issue if he had converted 3 of his 250 + into a 400..

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