ICC World Cup 2019: 11,000-run club, record sixes and other statistics

Virat Kohli becomes the fastest to 11,000 ODI runs, Eoin Morgan breaks the record for the most sixes in an ODI innings and more...

Playing Afghanistan, Joe Root became the first batsman in a World Cup not to score a century despite being part of two century stands.   -  Getty Images

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The number of batsmen in the 11,000-run club in One-Day International cricket. Virat Kohli became the latest entrant when he reached the landmark against Pakistan at Manchester on June 16. He became the fastest to do so, needing just 222 innings in 230 matches.

Fewest innings/matches to reach 11,000 ODI runs

InningsMatchesBatsmanCountryOppositionVenueAchieved onAverageHundredsFifties
222230Virat KohliIndiaPakistanManchesterJune 16, 201959.574151
276284Sachin TendulkarIndiaEnglandKanpurJanuary 28, 200244.163155
286295Ricky PontingAustraliaIndiaSydneyFebruary 24, 200843.922663
288298Sourav GangulyIndiaEnglandBirminghamAugust 27, 200741.552269
293307Jacques KallisSouth AfricaPakistanDubaiNovember 8, 201045.841780
318340Kumar SangakkaraSri LankaBangladeshPallekeleMarch 28, 201338.691474
324349Inzamam-ul-HaqPakistanEnglandLahoreDecember 12, 200539.911081
354363Sanath JayasuriyaSri LankaNetherlandsAmstelveenJuly 4, 200632.762260
368394Mahela JayawardeneSri LankaAustraliaThe OvalJune 17, 201333.401569

Note: Tendulkar was the first member of this club and also the youngest at 28 years, 279 days. Kohli is the quickest since debut to reach this landmark – in 10 years, nine months, 29 days!

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The number of captains to hit an unbeaten century in a successful run chase in World Cups. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is the latest entrant to this elite list. Former Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming has the distinction of doing do so on two occasions!

World Cup skippers scoring a century in a successful run chase

RunsCaptainCountryOppositionVenueDateTotalBalls to spare
134*Glenn TurnerNew ZealandIndiaManchesterJune 14, 1975233/6#7
120*Steve WaughAustraliaSouth AfricaLeedsJune 13, 1999272/52
134*Stephen FlemingNew ZealandSouth AfricaJohannesburgFebruary 16, 2003229/1##13
107*Sourav GangulyIndiaKenyaCape TownMarch 7, 2003226/413
102*Stephen FlemingNew ZealandBangladeshNorth SoundApril 2, 2007178/1124
106*Kane WilliamsonNew ZealandSouth AfricaBirminghamJune 19, 2019245/63

# 60-over game; ## won by Duckworth-Lewis method, chasing South Africa’s 306/6

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The number of sixes England captain Eoin Morgan hit against Afghanistan at Old Trafford – the most by any batsman in an innings in an official international cricket match.

Most sixes hit in an innings in international cricket across all formats

SixesFormatBatsman (score)CountryOppositionVenueDate
17ODIsEoin Morgan (148)EnglandAfghanistanManchesterJune 18, 2019
16ODIsRohit Sharma (209)IndiaAustraliaBangaloreNovember 2, 2013
16ODIsA. B. De Villiers (149)South AfricaWest IndiesJohannesburgJanuary 18, 2015
16ODIsChris Gayle (215)West IndiesZimbabweCanberraFebruary 24, 2015
16T20IsHazratullah Zazai (162*)AfghanistanIrelandDehradunFebruary 23, 2019
15ODIsShane Watson (185*)AustraliaBangladeshMirpurApril 11, 2011
14T20IsAaron Finch (156)AustraliaEnglandSouthamptonAugust 29, 2013
14ODIsCory Anderson (131*)New ZealandWest IndiesQueenstownJanuary 1, 2014
14ODIsChris Gayle (162)West IndiesEnglandSt. George’sFebruary 27, 2019

 

Most sixes hit in an innings in each format of international cricket

FormatSixesBatsman (score)CountryOppositionVenueDate
ODIs17Eoin Morgan (148)EnglandAfghanistanManchesterJune 18, 2019
T20Is16Hazratullah Zazai (162*)AfghanistanIrelandDehradunFebruary 23, 2019
Tests12#Wasim Akram (257*)PakistanZimbabweSheikupuraOctober 20, 1996

# Also the most in a Test match

Most sixes hit in an innings in a List A match

SixesBatsman (score)ForOppositionVenueDate
23D’Arcy Short (257)Western AustraliaQueenslandSydneySeptember 28, 2018
17Gerrie Snyman (196)NamibiaUAEWindhoekNovember 28, 2007
17Eoin Morgan (148)EnglandAfghanistanManchesterJune 18, 2019

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The run aggregate in the Australia-Bangladesh match at Trent Bridge on June 20 is now the most runs scored in a World Cup match.

Most runs aggregated in a World Cup match

RunsWicketsOversRuns per overTeam 1 (total)Team 2 (total)VenueDate
714131007.14Australia (381/5)Bangladesh (333/8)NottinghamJune 20, 2019
6881896.27.14Australia (376/9)Sri Lanka (312/9)SydneyMarch 8, 2015
682171006.82Pakistan (348/8)England (334/9)NottinghamJune 3, 2019
6761899.56.77India (338/10)England (338/8)BangaloreFebruary 27, 2011
67116986.85Australia (377/6)South Africa (294/10)BasseterreMarch 24, 2007

Note: The India-England match was tied.

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Queries Corner

In the Nottingham World Cup match, six Bangladeshi bowlers conceded at least 50 runs in Australia’s innings. Is this a record? – Ajeet Dheer, Patiala.

Six bowlers conceding 50-plus runs in an ODI innings has happened on five occasions so far and twice in a World Cup match.

Bowling sideOpposition (total)VenueDate
IrelandNew Zealand (402/2)AberdeenJuly 1, 2008
IrelandSouth Africa (411/4)CanberraMarch 3, 2015 (World Cup)
New ZealandEngland (408/9)BirminghamJune 9, 2015
ScotlandEngland (365/10)EdinburghJune 10, 2018
BangladeshAustralia (381/5)NottinghamJune 20, 2019 (World Cup)

 

In the Manchester World Cup match against Afghanistan, England’s Joe Root was involved in two century partnerships, with Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan, yet did not reach a century. Has this happened before? Also, Root has been involved in five century partnerships in the ongoing World Cup. Has any other player been involved in more in a single edition of a World Cup? – Ajit Krishnan, Chennai.

Joe Root could only manage an 88. This is the first time in World Cup history that a batsman could not manage a century despite being involved in two 100-plus stands in the same innings.

The five century stands by Root in World Cup 2019 now equal the record held by Pakistan’s Javed Miandad (1992) and Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan (2015).

In the World Cup match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Oval, both captains – Aaron Finch (153) and Dimuth Karunaratne (97) – top-scored for their respective sides. Has this occurred in a World Cup match before? If so, have both captains registered centuries in the same WC match? – S. Rajan, Nagpur.

The Oval match provided the ninth such instance when both captains top-scored in the same World Cup match. Never have both captains managed hundreds in the same World Cup match. The closest was the recent Oval match when Dimuth Karunaratne missed his century by three runs!

 

Note: All figures are as on June 21, 2019.