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Gillespie, Hayden game for nude run!

The gentleman's game could be in for a rude shock if Australian cricketers Jason Gillespie and Matthew Hayden's claims are to be trusted.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2006 18:19 IST

The gentleman's game could be in for a rude shock if Australian cricketers Jason Gillespie and Matthew Hayden's claims are to be trusted.

The pair has made bold claims of a nude run if the tailender scored a double century in the second Test against Bangladesh, and Gillespie managed the feat by scoring 201 yesterday.

"Matty Hayden reckons if I got to 200 he would do a nude lap of the oval. I don't know if he will actually do it - may be at the end of the game," Gillespie was quoted as saying.

"The problem is I was getting a massage last night by Lucy our (team) masseuse, and she mentioned 200. I said, 'I am 102, there is no way I'd get it'. I mentioned I would do a nude lap too, if I got there."

However, the fact that the series was being played in a conservative Muslim country might discourage the duo from doing the bold act.

"I don't know about that one, being in a Muslim country. I don't know if it would be perceived right."

Mike Hussey, who himself belted 182, said Hayden's comments had handed the pair motivation to press on today as they put 320 for the fourth wicket.

"I did not want to be outdone by Dizz and Matty Hayden, had a bit of a bet with Dizz which was a bit of motivation to keep on going there," Hussey said.