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World Cup Blogs: Are too many runs being scored?

By Rediff Sports Desk
March 19, 2015 10:48 IST
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A selection of musings from around the cricket World Cup


Chris Gayle of the West Indies

Chris Gayle of the West Indies celebrates his double century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match against Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

It is enough to make bowlers pack up their boots and take the first flight home.

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If it's not Chris Gayle heaving over the leg side, it's Brendon McCullum charging down the  pitch and flat-batting through the covers. If it's not Kumar Sangakkara torturing fielders  like a sadistic surgeon, it's AB de Villiers sweeping fast bowlers for six - with one hand.

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Celebrating Sarfraz's success in a small corner of Uttar Pradesh

Sarfaraz Ahmed of Pakistan

Sarfaraz Ahmed of Pakistan celebrates after completing his century during the World Cup match between Pakistan and Ireland at Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images

There were a few individuals who were also left with the ignominy of eating their own words as  Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed punched the air and raised his bat to acknowledge the  crowd after scoring his maiden ODI ton in a must-win game against Ireland on Sunday.

Largely, though, there was joy. It even reached a small corner of Uttar Pradesh, India, where one man  was busy distributing sweets and frantically answering phone calls.

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He who chokes last holds the trophy highest

Glenn Maxwell

Michael Clarke and Glenn Maxwell of Australia leave the ground after the World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Glenn Maxwell put one hand to his throat, then the other, teasing the Eden Park crowd who were  choking nearly as much as the players.

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Grown men and women hid their face in their hands, unable to watch the Aussie cybermen advancing on the New Zealand time lords. Seven more
episodes of the Cricket World Cup to go and you just know, that someone, somewhere, is going to be remembered as the most uncomfortable bloke on the planet.

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