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Swashbuckler Sehwag's Strike-Rate

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Dashing opening batsman Virender Sehwag has maintained good strike-rate throughout his glowing international career. His strike-rate in the Vizag one-dayer against Pakistan - wherein he scored 74 off just 40 balls - touched 185!

Players who scored a minimum of 70 in an ODI innings and had the best strike rate:

SR Runs Balls Players Opponents Venue Season
271.43 76 28 Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) Pakistan Singapore 1995-96
255.17 74 29 Simon O'Donnell (Aust) Sri Lanka Sharjah 1989-90
255.00 102 40 Shahid Afridi(Pak) Sri Lanka Nairobi 1996-97
223.53 76 34 Yousuf Youhana(Pak) Zimbabwe Bulawayo 2002-03
222.50 89 40 Abdul Razzaq(Pak) New Zealand Wellington 2003-04
206.15 134 65 Sanath Jayasuriya(SL) Pakistan Singapore 1995-96
200.00 72 36 Saleem Malik (Pak) India Kolkata 1986-87
189.47 72 38 Kapil Dev (Ind) West Indies Guyana 1982-83
188.71 117 62 Brian Lara (WI) Bangladesh Dhaka 1999-00
185.00 74 40 Virender Sehwag
(Ind )
Pakistan Visakhapatnam 2004-05


Note: Eight of the batsmen are from the sub-continent

Sehwag the Supremo

Sehwag the Supremo

INDIA'S HIGHEST AGAINST PAKISTAN

India registered their highest score against Pakistan in the second encounter of the ongoing one-day series at Vizag. It was India's fifth-highest score in one-day internationals.


Score Opponent Venue Season Result for India
376-2/50 New Zealand Hyderabad 1999-00 Won by 174 runs
373-6/50 Sri Lanka Taunton 1999 Won by 157 runs
356-9/50 Pakistan Visakhapatnam 2004-05 Won by 58 runs
353-5/50 New Zealand Hyderabad 2003-04 Won by 145 runs
351-3/50 Kenya Paarl 2001-02 Won by 186 runs


Dhoni raises his bat after completing his hundred

Dhoni raises his bat after completing his hundred

DHONI IN AN ELITE CLUB

Mahendra Dhoni posted the highest individual score by an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman in the second one-day international against Pakistan at Vizag. He fell short of the highest score by any keeper-batsman, a distinction held by Australian Adam Gilchrist - 172 vs Zimbabwe at Hobart, 2003-04 and 154 vs Sri Lanka at Melbourne, 1998-99. Highest individual scores by Indian players in ODIs

Players Runs Balls 4/6 Opponent Venue Season
Sachin Tendulkar 186 150 20/3 New Zealand Hyderabad 1999-00
Sourav Ganguly 183 158 17/7 Sri Lanka Taunton 1999
Kapil Dev 175 138 16/6 Zimbabwe Tunbridge Wells 1983
Dinesh Mongia 159* 147 17/1 Zimbabwe Guwahati 2001-02
Mohammad Azharuddin 153* 150 17/1 Zimbabwe Cuttack 1997-98
Sourav Ganguly 153* 150 18/3 New Zealand Gwalior 1999-00
Rahul Dravid 153 153 15/2 New Zealand Hyderabad 1999-00
Sachin Tendulkar 152 151 18/0 Namibia Pietermaritzburg 2002-03
Mahendra Dhoni 148 123 15/4 Pakistan Visakhapatnam 2004-05