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The Numbers Game

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There is obviously a lot to admire about Sachin Tendulkar’s record-breaking double century this week but the most noteworthy is the serenity with which he floated onto the precise score of 200, a number so perfectly round that we will never forget it. Always thinking ahead is the little master.

This genius kind of sporting foresight can only be eclipsed by Brian Lara, who landed on a highest first-class score of 501 because it was already stitched onto the back of his jeans, and Tiger Woods, who won his first Open title with a final round of 69 because…well…because that’s just his favourite number okay?

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Written by harrisharrison

February 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm

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  1. No record I’m afraid. The first man to score a double century in a ODI was Shamazuddin Khan playing for Germany against Switzerland in 1997.So far 6 have performed the feat. All the same,well done Sachin.

    Tom

    February 28, 2010 at 2:12 am

    • Pipe down. What about highest score by an Indian in an ODI?

      harrisharrison

      February 28, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      • Sharmazuddin Khan is an Indian: he just happened to be playing for Germany.

        Tom

        February 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

  2. Racist

    harrisharrison

    March 1, 2010 at 9:12 am

  3. What,because he played for Germany? Bit harsh.

    tom

    March 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm


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