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Old 09-10-2019, 05:00 AM
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Some totally irrelevant statistics. I fooled around with Statguru tonight regarding if batting has become that much easier- which I believed it had. So I put in scores of over 259 (should have been 250 but I am hopeless with a keyboard

and by decade the results are

2010 : 15
2000: 23
1990: 11
1980: 5
1970: 6
1960: 4
1950: 6
1930: 9

I didn't go further back as there were to few Test playing nations to make it useless. So after those scores doubling in the nineties and doubling again after 2000 it has come a bit back. Of course there are factors such as RSA's exclusion, Zimbabwe playing and also the player friendly Dubai. I think the answer is a pineapple.