Marlon Samuels struck his 6th ODI ton © AFP (File photo)
Marlon Samuels struck his 6th ODI ton © AFP (File photo)

Oct 8, 2014

West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels on Wednesday became the eighth batsman from the Caribbean team to complete 1,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against India. Samuels scored 126 not out in the first ODI to help the West Indies set a strong target of 322 runs against India.

Samuels faced 116 balls, and clobbered 11 boundaries and four sixes to help the West Indies set a strong target. During the course of the innings, Samuels not only registered his sixth ODI ton, but also completed 4,000 runs in ODI cricket.

The score of 126 not out is also Samuels’ highest ODI score. Samuels is the 10th Caribbean batsman to achieve the feat of scoring more than 4,000 runs in ODI cricket. The leader of the list is Brian Lara, who has 10,348 runs in 295 matches.

Samuels, who played his 160th ODI match for the team from the Caribbean has struck six centuries and 23 half-centuries in the format. He has a strike rate of 73.50, and average of 32.26.

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