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5 instances when the bowler broke a batsman's bat

Mahela Jayawardene scored a century with his new bat
Modified 24 Nov 2015, 22:43 IST
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During a recent match, Mitchell Starc’s delivery broke Brendon McCullum’s batCricket matches have seen many interesting incidents, be it records being set, on-field controversies or bats being broken. Yes, fiery deliveries from bowlers not only astonished the batsmen by taking their wickets but also by breaking their bats.Recently in one of the Test matches between New Zealand and Australia at WACA cricket ground, pacer Mitchell Starc’s yorker at a speed of 154.8 kph broke Brendon McCullum’s bat. In this match the pacer also bowled his fastest delivery at 160.4 kph.We bring to you five more instances when batsmen were stunned as bowlers broke their bats. 

#1 Mahela Jayawardene

In a Group A match against Afghanistan at University Oval, Dunedin, a delivery from Shapoor Zadran broke Mahela Jayawardene’s bat. The Sri Lankan was at 43 and only a gentle push from his bat led to this incident. The new willow proved lucky for Jayawardene as he went on to score his 19th ODI century. 

At one point the Lankans were struggling at 18-3, but Jayawardene's 100 runs from 120 balls and a 126-run partnership with Angelo Mathews helped their team win the game. This was Sri Lanka’s first win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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Published 24 Nov 2015, 17:57 IST
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