There is no doubt George Bailey has been knocking on the Australian selectors’ doors of late. Well now he’s got even further. He’s not only hammering on the doors, he’s smashing in the windows just for good measure. His 114 ball 156 brought with it an avalanche of records.
He recorded the most runs in a bilateral series by an Australian or a captain. He’s become the second-fastest man to 1,500 runs. This was highest ever score for an Australian vs India. He’s now the leading ODI runscorer this year surpassing Misbah.His ODI record now reads 1535 runs in 32 innings at an average of 57.
We are not really sure if Bailey’s innings will be remembered in years to come. He himself overshadowed Shane Watson’s much needed century. You have to wonder if Virat Kohli’s 17th ODI ton will overshadow Bailey’s.
The value of a 6 diminishes every year. With series where 350 is “par”, we’ll soon start forgetting more centuries than we actually remember.
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