Showing posts with label Rohit Sharma. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rohit Sharma. Show all posts

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Yes, You heard it right - Rohit Sharma does it Again

Eden Gardens’ 150 years celebration could not be better than this. No one would have thought that this day will be written in golden letters in the history of ODI cricket. Cricket fans, who were watching this match from the stands, will cherish this day for their lifetime.

Returning from injury, Rohit Sharma played a fabulous inning of 264 in 173 balls in 4th ODI against Sri Lanka on 13th November, 2014. He was not out until the last ball of India’ inning was bowled. He falls off the last ball of the innings trying to play a big shot.

Rohit Sharma was on 4 when he was dropped by Thisara Perera at third man.

India Scored 405/5 altogether and in their effort to chase such a big total, Guests could garner a meagre 251 and lost by 153 runs. India leads 4-0 (undefeatable) in the 5 match ODI series.
Rohit Sharma Celebrating his double hundred at Eden Gardens
Rohit Sharma Celebrating his double hundred at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
It was his first international match after he injured himself in the second ODI against England in August. This inning of 264 makes him the only person on the planet who has scored two Double Hundreds in ODI matches.

In his last eight ODI innings, Rohit Sharma’s has scored two double-centuries, one big century and two half centuries. As an opener, he has scored 1765 runs in 38 innings at an average of 53.48. (That’s good).

Some Interesting Facts/Records After the Match:
  • 264 – Rohit Sharma’s Score, a world record for the highest score in ODI.
  • 2 – Number of double centuries scored by Rohit Sharma in ODI makes his the first batsman to do so.
  • 404 – India’s fifth 400-plus score in ODIs. No other team has made more than two.
  • 153 – India’s victory margin in this game. They win by the same margin when Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag scored their double centuries.
  • 202 – Third Wicket partnership between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. India’s eighth 200-plus third wicket partnership.
  • 173 – Highest number of balls played by a batsman in a completed 50 over ODI inning.
  • 33 – Maximum number of fours hit during an inning.
  • 15 – Number of balls Rohit Sharma took to reach 250 from 200.
  • 198 – Difference between Rohit’s score and that of next highest scorer in same team. This is the biggest difference between the top scorer and the next highest scorer in ODIs.
  • 400 – Number of innings played by Mahela Jayawardene. Other two players who have achieved this feat are Sanath Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Three Double Tons - Which one is the best ?

It was November 2 - still one more day for Diwali - but, every Indian, whether sitting in M. Chinnaswamy or in their homes - glued to their TV screens, were watching the fireworks showering and thundering in and around the Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

Rohit Sharma celebrating his double hundred
Rohit celebrates his double hundred at M. Chinnaswamy, Bangalore
It was the last ODI (One Day International) of 7 match India vs Australia Star Sports Cricket Series and both the teams were 2-2 in the series before the match. India was batting first and then came a magnificent double ton knock (209) from Rohit Sharma. It was, only the third ODI double century and interestingly, all three by Indians. India ultimately claimed 57-run victory in match and eventually won the series title despite some heroics by James Faulkner.

Other two double ton knocks - first one from The Little Master Sachin Tendulkar and second one from Multan ke Sultan Virendra Sehwag.
SachinTendulkar Celebrates after first Double ton
Sachin celebrates his double ton at Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior

On 24th February 2010 at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, Sachin became the first batsman on the planet to get the elusive double hundred in an ODI against South Africa. Sachin Scored 200 (not out) in 147 Balls.

Then, On 8th December 2011 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Sehwag scored 219 in 149 balls against West Indies.

Virendra Sehwag Celebrating his Double Century
Sehwag celebrates his double ton at Holker Cricket Stadium, Indore
Here's a comparision of all the three magnificent innings :

Player Out Desc Score Minutes Batted Balls Faced 4s 6s Strike Rate
Sachin Tendulkar Not Out 200 226 147 25 3 136.05
Virendra Sehwag c sub (A Martin) b Pollard 219 208 149 25 7 146.97
Rohit Sharma c sub (MC Henriques) b McKay 209 222 158 12 16 132.27

Runs scored in Boundaries and Sixes :

Player Score Runs in Boundaries & Sixes Percentage
Sachin Tendulkar 200 118 59.00
Virendra Sehwag 219 142 64.84
Rohit Sharma 209 144 68.89

Analysis of dot balls faced :

Player Balls Faced Dot Balls Percentage
Sachin Tendulkar 147 47 31.97
Virendra Sehwag 149 42 28.18
Rohit Sharma 158 71 44.93

Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma achived their double ton feat in last over - Sachin in 49.3 and Rohit in 49.1 Overs. Virendra Sehwag achived the feat in 43.3 Overs. And, best part about all three double tons is India won the match and the series as well. One more thing to note is, All three were opening for India in the match and scored double hundreds.

So, this is it guys, these are the details and finally, it is very difficult say which one is best. So, I can only say, all the three innings are best in their place and none of them is better than other.