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Dean Jones: Australia's one-day master who thrived under pressure

Posted On: 24 Sep 2020   |   Posted By: Cricket365

Pressure and pain were part and parcel of the pursuit of cricketing greatness in the eyes of Dean Jones.
A World Cup winner, innovator of the one-day game and renowned commentator, Jones was content to be “whacked on the nose a few times” and develop the “hide of an armadillo”.
The steadfast attitude of the Australian, who has died at the age of 59, helped turn him into one of his country's finest one-day batsmen.
Jones adopted a cavalier approach at the crease, drawing on an abundance of mental toughness to produce energetic and passionate performances during a decorated, decade-long international career.
The right-hander played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1994. He made 6,068 ODI runs, averaging 44.61, with seven hundreds and 46 fifties, and remains fifth on the all-time ICC batting rankings in the shorter format.
While many will undoubtedly remember his brilliance in 50-over cricket, arguably his finest individual moment on the international scene was a sensational knock of 210 in...

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