Saturday, December 10, 2011

Virender Sehwag Double Century

Ever since Sehwag stared opening the innings in ODI matches, we looked at him as potentially the only Indian to score double ton in ODI for India. He did it. But it wasn't as much a surprise for me that Sehwag did it, the only surprise was that he was the second Indian (and in World too) to do it! In a way this was a much expected record from him.

Though I was lucky enough to view 'the shot' that made Sehwag's score read 201*, I was not fortunate enough to see the entire innings. Hence followed the score on the internet. There were few instances when I did not look the score for 8- 12 minutes and suddenly, Sehwag had added 15- 20 runs to his account. Such was the pace and strike rate of his innings that it was just impossible to stop him.

Below is the interesting stats of the highest individual score in an ODI innings broken and held so far.

PlayerRunsMinsBalls4s6sTeamOppositionGroundMatch DateODI #
JH Edrich8215011940Englandv AustraliaMelbourne5 Jan 1971ODI # 1
DL Amiss10316113490Englandv AustraliaManchester24 Aug 1972ODI # 2
RC Fredericks105-122101West Indiesv EnglandThe Oval7 Sep 1973ODI # 9
D Lloyd116*-15981Englandv PakistanNottingham31 Aug 1974ODI # 14
GM Turner171*190201162New Zealandv East AfricaBirmingham7 Jun 1975ODI # 20
N Kapil Dev175*-138166Indiav ZimbabweTunbridge Wells18 Jun 1983ODI # 216
IVA Richards189*-170215West Indiesv EnglandManchester31 May 1984ODI # 264
Saeed Anwar194206146225Pakistanv IndiaChennai21 May 1997ODI # 1209
CK Coventry194*191156167Zimbabwev BangladeshBulawayo16 Aug 2009ODI # 2873
SR Tendulkar200*226147253Indiav South AfricaGwalior24 Feb 2010ODI # 2962
V Sehwag219-149257Indiav West IndiesIndore8 Dec 2011ODI # 3223

The biggest threat to the record of Sehwag is from Sehwag, himself!

This post also marks Cricket Lovers' come back to the blogging. As of now, enjoy Sehwag's innings, and wait for the boxing day, down under!

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations veeru brother....U r ultimate player in indian cricket.I enjoyed & shocked while i am seeing ur performance.I love u veerendra sehwag i am really loving ur are great in cricket tea..Still u will do rocking performance in future god will give u more strength