Enigma 1443: Fantasy century
8 April 2013
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From New Scientist #2604, 19th May 2007
It pains me that the two fastest cricket match centuries (by Viv Richards in 1986 off 56 balls and by Adam Gilchrist in 2006 off 57 balls) have both been scored against my namesake team. I retaliated by scoring a century off even fewer balls against the bowling of Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath and thus forced them into retirement.
In reaching my century I faced balls off which I had scores of 0, 1, 2, 4 and 6 runs, a different perfect square number of balls for each of these scores.
Exactly how many runs had I scored in total after completing the runs from the ball that bought me to my century?