How Come, Lara?

10 Apr

Brian Lara is very difficult to understand. His delayed declarations in Tests have kept cricket experts wondering for quite some time. Now for one dayers: What is the best time to take the third power play? He started in the 45th over against South Africa today and paid the penalty. 77 runs in those 5 overs!

45th – 18
46th – 07
47th – 17
48th – 09
49th – 26

As one of the commentators noted:

77 runs in this Powerplay, possibly the most ridiculous calculation in Powerplay history.

that too, given that the opponents are 36/1 in first 10 overs!