Rohit on song

Rohit Sharma... the only batsman to score three double centuries in One-day Internationals.   -  PTI

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The number of double centuries registered by Rohit Sharma in ODI cricket, when four others — Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill — could manage just one each!

Incidentally, as on date, 22 double centuries have been recorded in List A cricket (limited-over games of at least 40 or more overs) by 19 batsmen. Rohit Sharma is the only one to do it thrice, followed by Surrey’s Alistair Brown, who has done so on two occasions!

The table below provides details of Rohit Sharma’s three ODI double centuries:

His 209 against Australia at Bangalore on November 2, 2013

v Bowler

0s

1s

2s

4s

6s

Runs

Balls

S/r

Bowling style

Clint McKay+

11

10

0

2

5

48

28

171.42

Right arm fast medium

Nathan Coulter-Nile

14

8

1

4

1

32

28

114.28

Right arm fast medium

James Faulkner

23

8

5

4

2

46

42

109.52

Left arm fast medium

Shane Watson

7

3

0

0

0

3

10

30.00

Right arm fast medium

Xavier Doherty

11

13

3

2

5

57

34

167.64

Left arm slow

Glenn Maxwell

4

4

0

0

3

22

11

200.00

Right arm off-break

Aaron Finch

4

1

0

0

0

1

5

20.00

Left arm slow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vs Pace

55

29

6

10

8

129

108

119.44

 

Vs Spin

19

18

3

2

8

80

50

160.00

 

+ dismissed by

         

 

His 264 against Sri Lanka at Kolkata on November 13, 2014

v Bowler

0s

1s

2s

4s

6s

Runs

Balls

S/r

Bowling style

Nuwan Kulasekara+

9

12

1

8

2

58

32

181.25

Right arm fast medium

Angelo Mathews

16

8

1

2

2

30

29

103.44

Right arm medium

Shaminda Eranga

9

13

0

7

2

53

31

170.96

Right arm fast medium

Thisara Perera

3

7

0

3

1

25

14

178.57

Right arm medium

Seekkuge Prasanna

15

15

2

3

2

43

37

116.21

Right arm leg break

Ajantha Mendis

6

11

1

9

0

49

27

181.48

Right arm off/leg break

Tillekeratne Dilshan

0

2

0

1

0

6

3

200.00

Right arm off-break

 

         

Vs pace

37

40

2

20

7

166

106

156.60

 

Vs spin

21

28

3

13

2

98

67

146.27

 

+ dismissed by

         

 

His unbeaten 208 against Sri Lanka at Mohali on December 13, 2017

v Bowler

0s

1s

2s

4s

6s

Runs

Balls

S/r

Bowling style

Angelo Mathews

15

3

0

1

0

7

19

36.84

Right arm medium

Suranga Lakmal

9

7

0

2

4

39

22

177.27

Right arm fast medium

Thisara Perera

2

11

4

1

3

41

21

195.23

Right arm medium

Nuwan Pradeep

6

13

4

4

5

67

32

209.38

Right arm fast medium

Asela Gunaratne

0

2

0

1

0

6

3

200.00

Right arm slow medium

Akhila Dhananjay

12

15

1

1

0

21

29

72.41

Right arm off/leg break

Sachith Pathirana

9

15

0

3

0

27

27

100.00

Left arm slow

 

         

Vs Pace

32

36

8

9

12

160

97

164.95

 

Vs Spin

21

30

1

4

0

48

56

85.71

 

 

5

The number of double centuries registered by the three Indians in ODI cricket. The tables below have all the relevant details of their respective knocks.

ODI double centuries by Indian batsmen

Batsman

Runs

Mins

Balls

0s

1s

2s

3s

4s

6s

S/r

Agst

Venue

Date

S. Tendulkar

200*

226

147

50

56

13

0

25

3

136.05

SA

Gwalior

24-2-2010

V. Sehwag

219

208

149

45

67

5

0

25

7

146.97

WI

Indore

8-12-2011

R. Sharma

209

222

158

74

47

9

0

12

16

132.27

Aus

Bangalore

2-11-2013

R. Sharma

264

225

173

58

68

5

0

33

9

152.60

SL

Kolkata

13-11-2014

R. Sharma

208*

210

153

53

66

9

0

13

12

135.95

SL

Mohali

13-12-2017

 

 

                               Balls to each landmark                                              Balls to each 50

 

50 in

100 in

150 in

200 in

250 in

1st 50

2nd 50

3rd 50

4th 50

5th 50

Sachin Tendulkar

37

90

118

147

-

37

53

28

29

-

Virender Sehwag

41

69

112

140

-

41

28

43

28

-

Rohit Sharma

71

114

140

156

-

71

43

26

16

-

Rohit Sharma

72

100

125

151

166

72

28

25

26

15

Rohit Sharma

65

115

133

151

-

65

50

18

18

-

 

THIS WEEK IN 1951

25 December

The last day of the third Test between Australia and West Indies in Adelaide was the first ever Test match to be played on Christmas. The visitors won the Test by six wickets!

 

QUERIES CORNER

How many batsmen have been run out for a duck without facing a ball on Test debut?

— T. Ajit Krishnan, Chennai

Pakistan’s Umar Gul is the only player to be dismissed run out without facing a ball in his very first innings on his Test debut. It happened against Bangladesh in Karachi in August 2003. Interestingly, in his very next innings in Peshawar, Gul was out lbw first ball. This means he began his Test career with two ducks while facing just one ball (and without even touching one with the bat!) in his first two Tests! Two others, New Zealand’s Ken Rutherford and Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Pradeep, were also dismissed run out without facing a ball on debut, but it was in their second innings!

West Indian Sunil Ambris was dismissed ‘hit-wicket’ twice in his first three innings. Is this some sort of a dubious record?

— B. K. Harinath, Mysuru

Sunil Ambris became the first batsman in Test history to be dismissed hit-wicket twice in the first three innings of his Test career. However, for the record, Australian opener Bill Ponsford, during his final tour of England in 1934, was dismissed hit-wicket in successive innings — at Leeds and then in the first innings at the Oval, which was his final Test match. In the second innings at the Oval, Ponsford was dismissed caught. This means, in his final three Test innings he was twice dismissed hit-wicket!

Three English batsmen were dismissed caught and bowled in the first innings of the Adelaide Test. Is this a record in Test cricket?

Sanjay Mohanty, Cuttack

This is the 16th occasion when three or more ‘caught and bowled’ dismissals have come in the same Test innings, which includes the record three occasions for such dismissals in same innings. Incidentally, this is the sixth time England batsmen have been dismissed in this manner in Test cricket and this includes one instance when four of their batsmen was dismissed caught and bowled!

In Dharamsala, Dinesh Karthik did not get off the mark for 18 balls before he was dismissed. Is this the slowest duck in ODIs?

— Ramesh Narayan, Surat

Dinesh Karthik’s 18-ball duck is the longest by an Indian in ODIs. But the dubious record belongs to West Indian Runako Morton, who batted for 56 minutes and 31 balls against Australia in Kuala Lumpur (September 24, 2006) before being dismissed for a duck. Morton, incidentally, had come in to bat after Chris Gayle was dismissed first ball of the innings!

Note: All figures above are updated as on 16 December 2017

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