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Stats: Top 10 ODI highest scores in an innings as captain


  • Remember the memorable innings played by Kapil Dev in the 1983 cricket world cup, who was the then captain of the Indian team! His majestic innings of 175* bailed India out of a sure defeat in the hands of Zimbabwe in the league stage.

    Then there is Virender Sehwag’s phenomenal innings of 219*, against the West Indies in Indore, which remained the highest individual score in ODIs before Rohit Sharma’s 264 overtook it last year. Interestingly, Sehwag was the skipper of the Indian team for that series.

    There are lots of instances in world cricket where the captains decided to lead by scoring huge individual totals and thereby helping their respective teams to impose a mammoth total.

    If we consider the top 10 slot of such players, many legendary cricketers, consisting the likes of Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Brain Lara, Sanath Jayasuriya fits in the frame.

    Here is a list of top 10 highest ODI innings by players who were the then captains of their respective countries:

     

    Player

    Runs

    Balls

    4s

    6s

    Strike Rate

    Oppositon

    Ground

    Year

    V Sehwag

    219*

    149

    25

    7

    149.97

    WI

    Indore

    2011

    S Jayasuriya

    189

    161

    21

    4

    117.39

    Ind

    Sharjah

    2000

    S Tendulkar

    186*

    150

    20

    3

    124.00

    NZ

    Hyderabad

    1999

    V Richards

    181

    125

    16

    7

    144.80

    SL

    Karachi

    1987

    Kapil Dev

    175*

    138

    16

    6

    126.18

    Zim

    Tunbridge Wells

    1983

    GM Turner

    171*

    201

    16

    2

    85.07

    East Africa

    Birmingham

    1975

    R Ponting

    164

    105

    13

    9

    156.19

    SA

    Johanesburg

    2006

    AB de Villiers

    162*

    66

    17

    8

    245.45

    WI

    Sydney

    2015

    A Strauss

    158

    145

    18

    1

    108.96

    Ind

    Bangalore

    2011

    B Lara

    156

    138

    12

    5

    113.50

    Pak

    Adelaid

    2005

    *Stats are updated till 29th June, 2015 

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