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Afridi is tough to beat: Jacob Oram


afridiBig-hitting New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram does not believe Shahid Afridi’s record 37-ball hundred will be bettered at this World Cup.

Afridi’s astonishing feat came for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in 1996.

In spite of the recent increase in scoring rates, Oram said: “If it gets done in the next couple of weeks I will look like an idiot, but I can’t see it.

“At the end of the innings when the field is spread, to beat 37 balls you would have to play out of your skin.”

Oram hit 12 sixes in three innings during the recent tri-nations series against Australia and England, and made an unbeaten 54 off 33 balls against England at Perth.

But he insists he would “love to be talked about in the same sentence” as other big-hitters like Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and England pair Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen.

“I look at someone like

Freddie Flintoff, who has done

it for a number of years and more consistently than me,” he added.

“But if anyone is going to break the record, it will probably be at the top of the order where the ball is newer and the field is up. “I see it being a record for some time,” he added.
Source:The News

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