# A QUESTION FOR cricket fans

This question was asked in infosys interview

India requires 7 runs to win

3 balls left, sachin and Dhoni on crease both at 94 runs

both completed their century at end of match.Is it possible ?If yes then How?π

## Replies

• Sahithi Pallavi
I got an idea. But I dont know whether it is right or wrong.

Here it is,

We have Sachin and Dhoni in the crease.

Let us assume that Dhoni is batting in the field.
In the first ball, he kicked 4.

In the second ball, he made 2 runs and runout while doing the 3rd run.
And Dhoni made his century and outed.

Now, its time to Sachin for batting.
So, In the third ball, Sachin kicked 6.
Then Sachin's century also completed.

This is my thought.
Correct me if I am wrong?
• Manish Goyal
In the second ball, he made 2 runs and runout while doing the 3rd run.
And Dhoni made his century and outed.
Is it really possible ??I am not sure
if yes then you are right?
• Sahithi Pallavi
goyal420
Is it really possible ??I am not sure
if yes then you are right?
Why not goyal? I think its possible.

• moonfalsh
goyal420
Is it really possible ??I am not sure
if yes then you are right?
what the answer given by pallavi is possible my friend. even me too thought of the same point of view.
• Vega
Dhoni is on strike and hits a six to complete his century and equals the scores. Now 1 run needed from 2 balls and Dhoni is on strike. He hits ball in air only to get caught out. But by the time catch is taken, both batsmen cross to change the strike. Now Sachin is on strike and team needs 1 run from 1 ball. Sachin hits a six to complete his century and gives victory to team.
• durga ch
1 ball is 6 hit by batsman 1 .. and this ball is last ball of the over π change of batsman who hit and the next hits another 6 π

see only 2 balls, 2 centuries and no ones out π
• Manish Goyal
@ Durga We have only 3 balls left not one over so i think your answer is not correct
@pallavi Both Dhoni and sachin should be not out at the end of match.
@vega same for you as pallavi not batsmen should out at end of match.

Common cricket fans where are you?I am waiting for answers .especially ES
• Sahithi Pallavi
ok you missed that point.
• durga ch
I did not say 1 over,,
ok consider the current over as 49 th
1 ball = 6th ball of 49 over
x hits 6
batsmen change places as the now its 50 th over
1 ball say no one hits
2 ball of 50 over y hits a 6
• harsh15
@durga
it is said that only three balls are left, means last three balls of 50th over.
• Kamlesh Dahale
The first batsman plays the ball towards the boundary, the fielder stops it inside the ropes and the batsmen run for quite a close three, the ball is not collected well at the wicket and the ball runs to the boundary for an over- through four but unfortunately the umpire gives short run as one of the batsman didnβt put the bat in crease for one run and the batsman gets only 6(3-1+4) runs instead of seven(3+4) and also he gets to hundred , so the team needs 1 run of 1 ball. The batsman has changed as the strike got changed, he hits it for six of the final ball. Thatβs it the second batsman also gets to 100 and they have won the match.

I think so it is answer. Am i right?π
• Manish Goyal
hey durga i think you don't understand my question

I have clarly mentioned only 3 balls left
means 3 balls of last over
• Manish Goyal
very good kamlesh
• Sahithi Pallavi
• Anil Jain
First batsman hit the ball for a single and ball hit the keeper's helmet... so its considerd as (1+5) = 6 runs. This completes the century of first batsman...

Now, second batsman is on crease and hits six to complete his century,

India won, Both have completed century and one ball is still remaining, ENJOY!!!

-CB
• Manish Goyal
• Anil Jain
• silverscorpion
@crazyboy: Good one!! I didn't know that!!
• durga ch
:-|

Wow! nice.. i give up on cricket now π
• Vega
@vega same for you as pallavi not batsmen should out at end of match.
• Manish Goyal
@vega SORRY FOR my mistake
• Anil Jain
Kamlesh Dahale
The batsman has changed as the strike got changed, he hits it for six of the final ball.
I guess 2 balls were remaining, and he hit the second last ball...??
• Sahithi Pallavi

First I have to learn the rules. π
• sherya mathur
I don't say whether I am right or wrong
but I have an Idea
only 3 balls left
(consider It will be the last over of the match)
1st ball dhoni hit a four
2nd ball dhoni go for three run but after taking three runs 1 runs called short by the empire
and only 2 runs will be added in the score
and dhoni completed his hundred,
now sachin on the strike and only 1 ball and 1 run is needed to win
3rd ball sachin hit a six and sachin will also complete his hundred
and both the batsman will remain not out...........

I hope It should be right
am I right or wrong
• Manish Goyal
yes shreya you are right
• lal
I support CB's answer. Because short runs seldom happens in cricket. And so a better possibility is as said by CB.

Still both answers seem to be correct. Any other ways? :roll:
• Vega
sherya mathur
I don't say whether I am right or wrong
but I have an Idea
only 3 balls left
(consider It will be the last over of the match)
1st ball dhoni hit a four
2nd ball dhoni go for three run but after taking three runs 1 runs called short by the empire
and only 2 runs will be added in the score
and dhoni completed his hundred,
now sachin on the strike and only 1 ball and 1 run is needed to win
3rd ball sachin hit a six and sachin will also complete his hundred
and both the batsman will remain not out...........

I hope It should be right
am I right or wrong
I think, that is incorrect. As far as I could understand, if a run is declared as short, then there has to be made a 'strike correction'.

I am giving an excerpt of that page here.
12. Batsman returning to wicket he has left
(a) If, while the ball is in play, the batsmen have crossed in running, neither shall return to the wicket he has left, except as in (b) below.
(b) The batsmen shall return to the wickets they originally left in the cases of, and only in the cases of
(i) a boundary;
(ii) disallowance of runs for any reason; (This includes short run)
(iii) the dismissal of a batsman, except as in 9(b) above.
• Anil Jain
@Vega - I am not agree what you have said.

I have seen some instances where batsman had taken three runs where one run was considered as a short run and they have changed the strike as well.

So for me other answer is correct as well.

-CB
• Solomon_d
durga
1 ball is 6 hit by batsman 1 .. and this ball is last ball of the over π change of batsman who hit and the next hits another 6 π

see only 2 balls, 2 centuries and no ones out π

Sorry durga there is only 3 balls left...
• Solomon_d

I-st ball... Sachin>> Ball touches the 'lucky helmet'(helmet plased behind keeper)>>
5 runs
II-nd >> single>> (sachin is now 100 and batsman changed)
III-rd >> Dhoni hits a six and complets his century

reply to me if anyone finds an error>>>>>>>>>>

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