Geoff Marsh: Mitchell Marsh played a brilliant inning in the Mumbai ODI match against India. This batsman played a blistering inning of 81 runs in 65 balls. He hit 10 fours and 5 sixes in his innings, but do you know that Geoff Marsh, father of Mitchell Marsh, has also been a great cricketer of his era. Geoff Marsh earned a lot of name from his batting, but this player has a shameful record in his name. Actually, Geoff Marsh’s name is in the list of players who scored the slowest century in ODI cricket history.
Geoff Marsh has the third slowest century in ODI history
Former Australia cricketer Geoff Marsh scored the third slowest century in ODI cricket history on 29 May 1989. Actually, Geoff Marsh crossed the century mark in 162 balls in the match against England. He hit 7 fours and 1 six in his innings. During this, Geoff Marsh’s strike rate was 68.51. While this veteran batsman remained at the crease for 212 minutes. However, despite Geoff Marsh’s slow innings, the Australian team managed to win the match, but this innings is counted as one of the slowest innings in ODI cricket history.
The condition of the match was like this
On the other hand, talking about this match, the England team, coming out to bat first, scored 278 runs for 7 wickets in 50 overs. In this way, Australia got a target of 279 runs to win the match. Thanks to Geoff Marsh’s slow but century innings, Australia won the match by scoring 279 runs with 3 balls remaining. In this match, Geoff Marsh came out to bat as an opener and returned after scoring an unbeaten 111 off 162 balls. This match between Australia and England was played on 29 May 1989.
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