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Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 not out: A statistical analysis

Sachin Tendulkar was the first man to score a double century in ODIs © Getty Images
Sachin Tendulkar was the first man to score a double century in ODIs © Getty Images

By Bharath Seervi

Sachin Tendulkar, on February 24, 2010, scored the first ever double century in the history of men’s One-Day Internationals (ODIs). The venue was the Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and the opposition was South Africa. He managed to reach the historic landmark off 147 balls in the final over the Indian inning. Before him, Belinda Clark of Australia scored 229 not out off 155 deliveries in a women’s ODIs against Denmark at Mumbai in 1997.

Let us have a statistical analysis of this historic inning.

Runs split up:

R

B

4s

6s

0 to 50

37

9

-

51 to 100

53

4

-

101 to 150

28

8

1

151 to 200

29

4

2

200

147

25

3

Tendulkar had a brisk start as he reached his half century off just 37 balls which included nine fours. The second 50 runs came quite slowly, still he completed his century off 90 balls. The next two 50 runs were scored in 28 and 29 balls respectively and he reached the milestone in 50th over.

R

B

4s

6s

0 to 100

90

13

-

101 to 200

57

12

3

200

147

25

3

Reaching each landmark:

R

B

Overs

Bowler

Shot

1st

5

1.3

Wayne Parnell

Four towards mid-off

50th

37

11.4

Roelof van der Merve

Four towards fine-leg

100th

90

27.6

JP Duminy

Single towards point

150th

117

37.3

Wayne Parnell

Four towards mid-wicket

200th

147

49.3

Charl Langeveldt

Single towards point

Bowler-wise:

Tendulkar’s runs came at an almost even pace against all bowlers. He scored most runs, 46 off 24, against Wayne Parnell at a strike-rate of 191.66. He managed to score at least 20 runs against each of the six bowlers South Africa used.

Bowler

R

B

SR

Dots

Singles

Doubles

4s

6s

Dale Steyn

37

31

119.35

16

7

1

7

-

Wayne Parnell

46

24

191.66

4

8

5

7

-

Roelof van der Merve

43

32

134.37

11

13

2

5

1

Charl Langeveldt

30

28

107.14

11

12

2

2

1

JP Duminy

20

17

117.64

6

8

1

1

1

Jacques Kallis

24

15

160.00

2

8

2

3

-

Team’s overs-wise:

Overs

R

B

SR

4s

6s

0 to 10

46

32

143.75

8

-

10.1 to 20

33

29

113.79

4

-

20.1 to 30

31

35

88.57

3

-

30.1 to 40

50

29

172.41

8

1

40.1 to 50

40

22

181.81

2

2

0 to 50

200

147

136.05

25

3

Power Play overs vs Normal overs:

Category

R

B

SR

4s

6s

Power Play 1

46

32

143.75

8

-

Power Play 2

16

16

100.00

2

-

Power Play 3

33

18

183.33

7

-

All Power Plays

95

66

143.93

17

-

Other Overs

105

81

129.62

8

3

Off-side vs On-side:

Side

R

Singles

Doubles

4s

6s

Off-Side

90

26

5

12

1

On-Side

110

30

8

13

2

Partnerships:

Wicket

R

Overs

RR

Partner 1

Partner 2

1

25

3.5

6.52

Sachin Tendulkar (16)

Virender Sehwag (9)

2

194

29.3

6.57

Sachin Tendulkar (108)

Dinesh Karthik (79)

3

81

7.5

10.34

Sachin Tendulkar (44)

Yusuf Pathan (36)

4

101*

8.5

11.43

Sachin Tendulkar (32)

MS Dhoni (68)

How the record of the highest individual score in ODIs changed hands:

R

Batsman

For

Opp

Venue

Date

ODI #

82

John Edrich

England

Australia

Melbourne

January 5, 1971

1

103

Dennis Amiss

England

Australia

Manchester

August 24, 1972

2

105

Roy Fredericks

West Indies

England

The Oval

September 7, 1973

9

116*

David Lloyd

England

Pakistan

Nottingham

August 31, 1974

14

137

Dennis Amiss

England

India

Lord’s

June 7, 1975

19

171*

Glenn Turner

New Zealand

England

Birmingham

June 7, 1975

20

175*

Kapil Dev

India

Zimbabwe

Tunbridge Wells

June 18, 1983

216

189*

Viv Richards

West Indies

England

Manchester

May 31, 1984

264

194

Saeed Anwar

Pakistan

India

Chennai

May 21, 1997

1209

200*

Sachin Tendulkar

India

South Africa

Gwalior

February 24, 2010

2962

219

Virender Sehwag

India

West Indies

Indore

December 8, 2011

3223

Note: Dennis Amiss and Glenn Turner changed the records in few hours as they did it in the same ODI.

In August 2009, Zimbabwean Charles Coventry equalled Saeed Anwar’s 194 by scoring 194 not out against Bangladesh.

Apart from becoming the first to score a double century in ODIs, below is the list of some more records achieved by Tendulkar in the inning: 

# Tendulkar overcame the record of scoring most number of fours (25) in an ODI inning. Previous record was of 22 fours by Saeed Anwar in his 194 against India in 1997.

# Tendulkar scored his fifth 150-plus score in ODIs to become the player with most number of 150-plus score in ODIs which was previously equalled with Sanath Jayasuriya (4).

# Tendulkar overcame Ricky Ponting’s 164 as the highest individual score against South Africa in ODIs.

After Tendulkar’s double century, there have been two more double centuries in ODIs. Both have been scored by Indians — Virender Sehwag (219 against West Indies in 2011) and Rohit Sharma (209 against Australia in 2013).

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)

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