Sunday, March 25, 2007

Cricket World Cup: Of free beers and prison riots

Free beer! That's what an Australian fan named Tony has won after he grabbed a one-handed catch beyond the boundary when Ricky Ponting hit a giant six during the World Cup thriller against South Africa on Saturday. With that historic six, Ponting became the seventh player to cross the 10,000-run mark in ODIs. It's celebration time also for Tony, an electrician, coz he's won free beer for the rest of the tour.

The crowd might have noticed Tony grabbing the ball but they were oblivious to a prison riot barely 400 metres from the stadium. Apparently, some prisoners escaped into the yard by using furniture in their cell to break down the door. Looks like they really wanted to watch the Aussies in action.

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