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Sunday, March 20, 2005

The Quzimaster is NOT always right

I made a mistake while asking the question. And thanks to my inadvertant red herring clue about the other double century, most of the respondents too gave the answer as the Christchurch test between England and New Zealand in 2002, when after low scoring first innings scores from both teams, Thorpe upped the ante by slamming a double century, setting Newealand a target of almost 600, and Astle, picking up the gauntlet, responded with the fastest double century in test history and made a match out of it, despite falling short by about hundred runs in the end. BV harish, Pushkar Paradkar, Siddharth Rao, Subhash Chandra and Gaurav Kanade, all made the same mistake as me.

The only respondent who got it right was Raghavan Kumara, who wrote that Jaysuriya's 254 in the first test at faislabad in 2004 is the right answer.