Multistats February 28, 2011

A Sultan's folly

13 Legendary 1996 UAE captain Sultan Zarawani's highest World Cup score, an 18-ball encyclopaedia of batsmanship against New Zealand that included the master's only international boundary.


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Legendary 1996 UAE captain Sultan Zarawani's highest World Cup score, an 18-ball encyclopaedia of batsmanship against New Zealand that included the master's only international boundary.

Also: The total number of runs Sultan Zarawani scored in his other five ODI innings.

Also: The number of times in the 0.2 seconds between Allan Donald's bouncer pitching and Allan Donald's bouncer clonking Sultan Zarawani on the head in the UAE v South Africa game in 1996 that Sultan Zarawani thought: "Not wearing a helmet is starting to look like rather ill-founded overconfidence."

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer

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