The Hong Kong Sixes produces many sights not often seen at a cricket match: boundaries virtually every ball, matches lasting no more than 45 minutes -- and the world's greatest batsman keeping wicket.
Brian Lara, playing in an All-Stars side at the tournament this weekend, has welcomed the chance to don the gloves and deal with deliveries from teammates Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Anil Kumble.
Normally a slip-fielder before he retired from the international game, Lara said he was keen to take on the challenge of keeping wicket to some of the game's greats.
"One of the reasons I have been looking forward to the Sixes is the chance to do some wicket-keeping," he said. "Playing alongside Shane and Glenn is new, and it is equally unusual for me to be behind the stumps."
Lara, Test cricket's top run-scorer, took to the task with ease, securing the All-Stars' first wicket of the weekend when catching Australian opener Nathan Reardon for 19.
For Lara another advantage of keeping wicket was not having to bowl -- all other fielders in the six-a-side team have to deliver an over.
In Lara's glorious 131-match Test career, he bowled only 60 balls and never took a wicket.
"I thought Brian kept well," said All-Stars colleague Heath Streak from Zimbabwe. "He got through it all right and I think he would prefer that to bowling."