Looking back at South Africa batsman AB De Villiers' fastest century in one-dayers, one was suddenly tempted to draw a parallel between the evolution of batting records
with that of, say, the shrinking times in an athletics world mark.
As captain of the one-day team, his batting record
has gone through the roof - which is not usually the case with captains - so hopefully the same will happen in his Test game.
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5 Off which England bowler did retiring legend Brian Lara hit his record-breaking 400th run when he reclaimed the Test batting record
for a single innings?
HD ACKERMAN rewrote his county's batting record
book with a career-best 309 not out as Leicestershire took control on the second day at Cardiff.
But he ridiculed those who questioned his ability with an unbeaten 313, guiding his side to a commanding 595 for five and leaving him needing only 68 runs to reclaim the world Test batting record
FA Cup te a cord of 20 And despite a phenomenal record of 20 Test centuries by the age of 27, Swann believes his batting record
could even improve after succeeding Andrew Strauss in the five-day game.
The match in question was at Tudhoe where the home team racked up a monumental league record score of 509-2 and run-maker supreme, Simon Davies, smashed his own individual league batting record
Resuming on 286 for four overnight, Maynard and de Bruyn beat the record fifth-wicket stand for Surrey against Glamorgan which was previously held by Andrew Sandham and Robert Gregory at the old Arms Park ground in 1928, the county's Surrey''s oldest batting record
against the Welsh county.
Broad's batting record
on home soil makes even better reading - all three of his Test fifties have been scored in England and his average after eight matches is a fraction under 50.
Pleased with last week's emphatic win over past champions Wallasey in a 24-6 points boost, Jones is still unhappy at his team's extremely fragile batting record
We have got a lad who has broken the county championship bowling record and almost broken the batting record
in a month, just after his 17th birthday.