If Bryce McGain to Ashwell Prince and Dale Steyn to Paul Collingwood made the beast with four backs, their progeny would be Misbah-ul-Haq against England in Dubai.
On the face of it, 102 off 192 balls is as close to a bog standard hundred as you’re ever going to get, but look a little closer and you’ll see that it’s half Tavaré, half Afridi.
Against the seamers, Misbah made 26 off 120 balls. Against the spinners, he made 76 off 72 balls. If we’d have been Alastair Cook, we’d have brought Ian Bell on and told him to bowl cutters, just to see what would have happened. Perhaps the bipolar computer inside Misbah’s head would have fused, unable to decide on a course of action. Dismissal by Venn diagram, effectively.