12/27/2013 11:51 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Piers Morgan Gets Laid Out By Australian Fast Bowler (VIDEO)


When CNN's Piers Morgan criticized England's cricket team in November for being "too slow," former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee challenged him to a one-on-one battle so Morgan could get a taste of what the game is really like. But we never actually thought he'd do it.

We were very wrong. On Thursday, in front of a crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia, Morgan suited up to face 6 balls from one of the fastest bowlers in the world.

Morgan put it into perspective:

So what does being hit with a cricket ball traveling at about 90-100 mph look like?



Morgan is indeed alive, but said it was a struggle for survival:

We could ask the same question. Watch the video to relive the entire moment.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that Morgan's face-off with the fast bowler occurred inside the stadium at Melbourne Cricket Ground; it took place outside the stadium.


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