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Get A Move On

Get A Move On

The shorter version tends to wane in the middle overs. A facelift would be nice.

Get A Move On Sanjoy Ghosh

The One-Day format has been around in international cricket for 30 years. In that time, it has evolved from an imitation in miniature of Test cricket to a unique format with fielding restrictions, lights, coloured clothing, white balls and black sightscreens.

As the game has matured, it has developed its own cadence that is as unique as the format. Some of the rhythm of the short game has found its way into the longer version with beneficial effect. Batsmen are more inclined to attack in Test cricket now than in bygone eras and teams are more adept at chasing targets because they understand the concept of runs per over more than their predecessors ever did. Minimum overs per day has helped in this regard as well.

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