List of the players who won Man of the Match awards in a losing cause in ODI cricket

SANDIPAN GHOSH / 04 February 2016

On Wednesday, South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock won the man of the match award despite South Africa losing the rain-interrupted match against England in the first ODI of 5-match ODI series at Bloemfontein. Quinton played an outstanding knock of unbeaten 138 runs in 96 balls when South Africa was chasing a huge target of 400 runs. Yet South Africa lost that match in the end but Quinton de Kock was awarded man of the match for his outstanding innings.   

It was the second time for Quinton de Kock to win the man of the match award in ODI cricket despite ending up on a losing side. He became the third South African cricketer to win the man of the match award twice in ODI after finishing on a losing side. Before Quinton, Hansie Cronje and Shaun Pollock (Pollock won for South Africa once and once for Africa XI) were on this list.

Sachin Tendulkar is on top in the list of winning Man of the Match award in a losing cause as he has won 6 times. Pakistan legend Javed Miandad is second in this list with 5 times winning the award.

Below are the players who have won man of the match award more than once in ODI cricket in a losing cause:

List of the players who won Man of the Match awards in ODI as a defeated team:

Players (Representing countries)

Man of the Match Awards

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

6

Javed Miandad (Pakistan)

5

Andy Flower (Zimbabwe), Grant Flower (Zimbabwe), Chris Gayle (ICC/West Indies), Inzamam-ul-Haq (Asia/Pakistan)

4

Alistair Campbell (Zimbabwe), Sean Williams (Zimbabwe), Dave Houghton (Zimbabwe), Ravi Shastri (India), Sourav Ganguly (Asia/India), Aravinda de Silva (Sri Lanka), Arjuna Ranatunga (Sri Lanka), Carl Hooper (West Indies), Ken Rutherford (New Zealand), Steve Tikolo (Africa/Kenya), Tom Cooper (Netherlands)

3

Allan Lamb (England), Robin Smith (England), David Gower (England), Marcus Trescothick (England), Dilip Vengsarkar (India), Kapil Dev (India), Rahul Dravid (Asia/ICC/India), Yuvraj Singh (India), Andy Blignaut (Zimbabwe), Gary Brent (Zimbabwe), Hamilton Masakadza (Zimbabwe),Tatenda Taibu (Zimbabwe), Hansie Cronje (South Africa), Shaun Pollock (Africa/ICC/South Africa), Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Asanka Gurusinha (Sri Lanka), Sanath Jayasuriya (Asia/Sri Lanka), Kumar Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/Sri Lanka), Greg Chappell (Australia), Marlon Samuels (West Indies), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Maurice Odumbe (Kenya),  John Davison (Canada)

2

 

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