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    Of course it's possible

    Suppose you start your final innings having scored 9899 runs and having been dismissed 199 times. You also have 49 hundreds, which means you are a bit of a rich man's Shaun Marsh and tend to play a lot of all-or-nothing innings.

    Then your choice is:

    100 and out - you have 9999 runs from 200 dismissals and have an average of 49.995, 50 tons
    99* - you have 9998 runs from 199 dismissals and average 50+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Of course it's possible

    Suppose you start your final innings having scored 9899 runs and having been dismissed 199 times. You also have 49 hundreds, which means you are a bit of a rich man's Shaun Marsh and tend to play a lot of all-or-nothing innings.

    Then your choice is:

    100 and out - you have 9999 runs from 200 dismissals and have an average of 49.995, 50 tons
    99* - you have 9998 runs from 199 dismissals and average 50+
    That's cheating (49.995). But I'll accept it

    edit: Having a look at the list of best ever batting averages, it seems cricinfo only displays averages to 2 decimal places and does not round the third. That's ****ed, but it also makes you correct.
    Last edited by Victor Ian; 22-12-2017 at 07:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Of course it's possible

    Suppose you start your final innings having scored 9899 runs and having been dismissed 199 times. You also have 49 hundreds, which means you are a bit of a rich man's Shaun Marsh and tend to play a lot of all-or-nothing innings.

    Then your choice is:

    100 and out - you have 9999 runs from 200 dismissals and have an average of 49.995, 50 tons
    99* - you have 9998 runs from 199 dismissals and average 50+
    Just start at 9898 instead of 9899, same thing except you get the exact 49.99 average.

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