Look How Far We’ve Come

by Devanshu Mehta

The 5th Test: South Africa v England at Durban, Mar 3-14, 1939:

The “Timeless Test” [was] 10 days long and finally called off because the Englishmen had to catch the boat home. At a rate of 2 runs every 6 balls, they scored over 1800 runs in 10 days.

Sounds like the current World Cup. Except no one has a boat to catch, so it just keeps going…

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