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Symonds takes Cup average to 163

March 18, 2003 17:39 IST

Australia's Andrew Symonds took his World Cup average to 163 on Tuesday after scoring 91 not out against Sri Lanka in their World Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

Symonds, already at the top of the tournament averages before Tuesday, made almost half of his side's runs off 118 deliveries, with seven fours and one six, as Australia ended on 212 for seven after opting to bat first on a slow pitch.

The big-hitting 27-year-old came to the World Cup as something of an underachiever, having made just two half centuries in 54 one-dayers at 23.81 runs a visit.

But his fortunes changed with a match-winning maiden century of 143 not out off 125 balls against Pakistan at The Wanderers in Australia's opening Group A match.

He has scored 326 runs in five innings but has only been dismissed twice.

Bowler Andy Bichel, who made 19 not out alongside Symonds on Tuesday, took his tournament average to 117, having been dismissed just once in three visits to the crease.

Ramnaresh Sarwan of the West Indies has the next highest batting average of 104.5, while India's Sachin Tendulkar, the highest run-scorer at the World Cup with a record 586, is averaging 65.11.

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Sub: hats off to andrew symonds

i'm still surprised the way australians are picking top 11.If you see the selection of Andrew sysmonds on both occasion(First we he scores 145 not ...

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Sub: Batting Run Rate Average

I am totally disagree with the way Batting Run Rate Average is calculated and put batsmen in the table. The data sometimes represent the incorrect ...

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Sub: Average 163 is understandable.

This article is not very clear. Atleast I do not understand how Symonds has average of 163. Today only he has scored 91 and the ...


Sub: RE:Batting Run Rate Average

Highest average doesn't necessarily mean that the batsman is on top of the list is the best batsman. Symmonds cannot and will not be able ...

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