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Can you drive the ball like Vaughan?
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How many times you can drive a cricket or tennis ball through a straight two-metre target from 20 attempts
Fancy learning to play the straight drive as gracefully as Michael Vaughan and Sachin Tendulkar?

If so, see how many consecutive times you can drive a cricket or tennis ball through a straight two-metre target.

All you'll need is a bat, a ball, a tee to hit the ball off and a couple of markers.

Mark out your two metre wide target. Then mark out a 15-metre pitch from the middle of the target. At the end of this "pitch" is where you'll hit the balls from.

Use some sort of tee - a cap off an air freshener or deodorant can is perfect - to place the ball upon. Line up the tee about 50 cm in front of your front foot.

Then hit the ball as if you are playing a full-blooded drive but aim for the target.

Concentrate on showing the full face of the bat when you play the shot and using your top hand to guide you through the stroke.

Every time you miss you have to start counting again.





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