While the Indian batsmen dominated in the entire first innings of Visakhapatnam ODI, in one over of that innings, the Indian batsmen Shreyas Iyer–Rishabh Pant broke a 20-year-old record – most runs off an over by India in ODI history.
Trailing by 0-1 in this three-match ODI series against Windies, India have started the second ODI of this series on Wednesday (18th December) afternoon. After winning the toss, the visiting captain Kieron Pollard decided to field first, but everything went against them in that first innings of that match. The Indian opening batsmen Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scored centuries and provided a 200+ mammoth partnership that guided the team to the giant total.
Rohit and Rahul had a partnership of 227 runs for the opening wicket. While Rahul scored 102 runs off 104 balls (8 fours and 3 sixes), Rohit smashed 159 runs off 138 deliveries (17 fours and 5 sixes). Though the Indian captain Virat Kohli scored a golden duck after the double-century partnership between Rohit-Rahul, the next batsmen Shreyas Iyer and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant continued the dominant position but in the more firing way.
India scored 31 runs in the 47th over, Shreyas Iyer scored 28 runs and Rishabh Pant scored one run
In the 47th over of that first innings of the game, the Caribbean captain Kieron Pollard sent the off-spinner Roston Chase to bowl, who had then the bowling figures of 4-0-18-0. But it was a horrific experience for Chase who conceded 31 runs in that over – most runs off an over by India in ODI history. While Rishabh Pant scored one run in that over, Shreyas Iyer smashed 28 runs in that same over, including four sixes and only four.
On his first ball of that over, Chase conceded two runs (one no-ball and one bye) to Iyer after delivering a waist height no-ball. Pant failed to take the best benefit from the free-hit on the next ball but managed to take a single. In the next five legitimate deliveries of that over, Iyer smashed 6,6,4,6 and 6 respectively to Chase.
Watch how Shreyas Iyer demolished Roston Chase in that over
— Sandipan Ghosh (@SANDIPANGHOSH39) December 18, 2019
Before that over, India’s best record was scoring 28 runs in an ODI over. During the Hyderabad ODI on 8th November 1999, then-Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja managed to score a total of 28 runs against Chris Drum in the 49th over of that match. While Tendulkar smashed 20 runs in that over, Jadeja added one run in that over.
On the other hand, Roston Chase became the second most expensive Windies bowler in an ODI over history after conceding these 30 runs (one run came from bye). Caribbean pacer Jason Holder is holding this record as he conceded 34 runs during the 48th over of the match against South Africa at Sydney on 27th February 2015,
Coming back to this Visakhapatnam ODI, Iyer-Pant put the 73 runs partnership for the fourth wicket in a very quick moment. While Pant scored 39 runs off just 16 balls (3 fours and 4 sixes), Iyer smashed his fourth successive ODI half-century and finished that innings on 53 runs off 32 balls (3 fours and 4 sixes). Kedar Jadhav also scored 16 runs off just 10 balls. At the end of that 50 overs, India managed the first innings total of 387/5.