2003 ODI World Cup: Top 5 Batsmen With Highest Strike-Rate In An Innings

2003 ODI World Cup: Top 5 Batsmen With Highest Strike-Rate In An Innings

Ramnaresh Sarwan
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In a cricket match, aggressive batting plays a highly effective role to change the situation of the game in a very quick time. During the 2003 ODI World Cup (official name was ICC Cricket World Cup 2003), we experienced some great firing batting performances.

In the 2003 ODI World Cup, some Caribbean batsmen performed powerfully in the crucial time of the matches.

Here we are talking about the top five batsmen with the highest strike-rate in an innings in the 2003 ODI World Cup (at least scored 25 runs in an innings)

Wavell Hinds (West Indies) – 206.45 vs Canada (at Centurion on 23rd February 2003)

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Wavell Hinds (Image Credit: AP)

It was the 24th game of the 2003 ODI World Cup (Group Stage). Earlier, in the first innings of that match, Canada opener John Davison stunned everyone by registering the fastest century in the Cricket World Cup history (67-ball century; 111 off 76 balls). However, Canada was bowled out for 202 runs.

Later, in the second innings, while the opener Chris Gayle (8) was dismissed cheaply, his opening partner Wavell Hinds slammed a 24-ball fifty and scored 64 runs off just 31 balls (10 fours and 3 sixes) before getting stumped out. He had the strike-rate in that innings of 206.45. Later, West Indies chased down the target in just 20.3 overs after losing just three wickets (206/3).