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Thursday, 17 October 2013

India marked 2nd Highest run-chase ever

In the 2nd ODI match of Australia tour of India 2013 held at Jaipur, India won by 9 wickets and made a new record. Indians chased a target of 360 and marked the 2nd highest run chase in ODI history. The top position of highest run chase is hold by South Africa by chasing a target of 435 against Australia.

After winning T20 match against Australia, India lost 1st ODI match against Asutralia. Yesterday 2nd ODI match took place. In yesterday’s match, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.  Australia made a score of 359/5 in 50 overs but lost the match to India by 9 wickets. This 359 takes us back to the World Cup 2003 finals where India faced Australia. Australia set a target of same 360 and India lost the World Cup. Now, Indians made a great chase of 359 in just 43.3 overs with Run-Rate of 8.32.

Man-of-the-Match : Rohit Sharma
Rohit Shara

Australia : 359/5 in 50 overs
India : 362/1 in 43.3 overs

Highlight Records:

1. India made a record by chasing 359 runs. Its the second highest run-chase in ODI history.
2. Now, Virat Kohli is the Indian who made fastest 100 but stands at 7th place in fastest hundreds when compared to all the teams.

Australia Innings:
Philip Hughes
Australian innings were started by Aaron Finch and Philip Hughes. They gave a good start and stood together till 15 overs. Then the first man to depart is Finch for 50, by run-out made by Suresh Raina. Next man to enter the crease is Shane Watson and he made a half century and departed. Next man to join Hughes is the skipper of Australian team George Bailey who made 92 runs undefeated. Glenn Maxwell too made a good innings with his half century. Finally Australia made 359/5 in 50 overs. In Indian bowling side, Vinay Kumar took 2 wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin took 1 wicket and rest 2 wickets were made by run-out. Really it’s a great total to be chased.

Four and Six
Strike Rate
Aaron Finch
Run out(S Raina)
Four:7 Six:1
Philip Hughes
c MS Dhoni b R Ashwin
Four:8 Six:1
Shane Watson
c I Sharma b V Kumar
Four:6 Six:3
George Bailey(c)
Not out
Four:8 Six:5
Glenn Maxwell
Run out
Four:7 Six:1
Adam Voges
c B Kumar b V Kumar
Four:0 Six:1
Brad Haddin(wk)
Not out
Four:0 Six:0

India Innings:
Virat kohli and Rohit Sharma
India came to bat with a huge target of 360 but finally they made it easily. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were to the crease as openers. They gave an outstanding starting for India. They stood together for 176 runs partnership and for a long time of 26 overs. Dhawan was the first man to depart for 95 runs. Dhawan made an excellent innings. Next to Dhawan, Virat Kohli is the man to join hands with Rohit Sharma. Both took India towards victory and marked the victory in 43.3 overs. It looked to be an outstanding chase and marked the 2nd largest run chase in ODI history. Rohit was honoured with Man of the match award, for his outstanding 141 runs. Virat Kohli also made a record in his career and Indian career.

Four as sixes
Strike Rate
Rohit Sharma
Not out
Four:17 Six:4
Shikhar Dhawan
c B Haddin b J Faulkner
Four:14 Six:0
Virat Kohli
Not out
Four:8 Six:7

It really treated the cricket fans. It's was a great thing to see an ODI match with runs above 700 and it was a great chase made by India. How was the match? Have you watched it?

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