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Saturday, November 24, 2007

[Video] Aravinda De Silva 66 (47) Vs India | 1996 Wills World Cup 1st Semi Final

For a glorious hour de Silva, a genius tuned to perfect pitch for the big occasion, took on India by himself. He hit the ball smoothly through the gaps with the full face of the bat, steely wrists allowing him to place it where he wanted. He uses the bat, as Neville Cardus once wrote of Reggie Spooner, as a lady might use her fan.

There were 11 fours in his fifty made from only 32 balls, the majority rifled through extra cover.
- Cricinfo

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