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Magic Johnson, the alternator

by Gaurav Sethi

by Naked Cricket

I had my back to the TV, and Australia their backs to the wall. AB and Kallis were going about it like blood diamond dealers. They were in Brussels settling old scores when AB went. That's when the game hooked up to an alternator – Magic Johnson. He came every alternate over, and the proteas went every other over.

Fall of wickets1-16 (McKenzie, 7.6 ov), 2-106 (Amla, 31.1 ov), 3-110 (Smith, 32.3 ov), 4-234 (de Villiers, 70.4 ov), 5-237 (Kallis, 72.4 ov), 6-238 (Duminy, 74.1 ov), 7-241 (Morkel, 76.3 ov), 8-241 (Harris, 76.6 ov)

I decided not to turn my back to the TV - at least for that next magic over. Look: 70.4, 72.4, 74.1, 76.3…

And then out of nowhere Harris went too – in the same over, 76.6. Harris looked surprised too. Going by the trend, he expected it won’t be before the 78th. Of course, it also could be the way H got out: played off the pads to Krejza at back of beyond shortleg. It was that kind of day, had K been sitting on the helmet behind Haddin, magnetic fields would’ve served a catch there. Then again, Haddin caught three too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Johnson came out of age today :)