British bats for 26 hours in world record attempt

London, July 16:
A British graduate collapsed in a heap today at The Oval cricket ground in London after batting for 26 hours in a bid to break the world record.
Alby Shale, a 22-year-old from Oxfordshire in southern England, began his marathon stand in the indoor nets at 6:45 am (0545 GMT) yesterday and finally declared his innings at 8:45 am today.
The attempt was in aid of the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation — a charity set up to build the first proper cricket ground in the African country.
The previous batting record of 25 hours was set in October by Australian batsman Jade Child. (PTI)