Thursday, April 03, 2008

Ironic Moronic Cricket

The cricketing coincidences continue, and this time they were so obvious that even real journals pick up on them.

In England's last capitulation, I commented on the fact that the one-day game used to be 55 overs per side, New Zealand declared their test innings after exactly 55 overs, and England folded after exactly 55 overs.

But today my mother country has performed even worse than that. The Indian players recently signed up for a lucrative 20:20 competition, though that doesn't start till next month. Today they started a supposedly five day test match. And in two hours this morning, after choosing to bat, India were bowled out in exactly 20 overs. All out for 76. Just coincidence? Just embarrassing.

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