Virat Kohli falls three short of the ODI highest in run-chases

Indian batsman Virat Kohli fell three short of overtaking Australian all-rounder Shane Watson’s highest ODI score in a run-chase ” against Bangladesh last year AFP


By CricketCountry Staff

Dhaka: Mar 19, 2012

Virat Kohli s 183 against Pakistan on Sunday in the Asia Cup game at Dhaka made him the joint second highest scorer with MS Dhoni in a successful run-chase. Kohli fell three short of overtaking Shane Watson s highest ODI score in a run-chase against Bangladesh last year.

Six Indians scores figures in the top 20 highest individual scores. Besides Dhoni and Kohli, Gautam Gambhir figures twice and Sourav Ganguly and Navjot Singh Sidhu once each. The list is dominated by batsmen from the subcontinent.

Here is the list of top 20 players to feature in highest run chases in history of ODIs

Player

Runs

Against

Date

Shane Watson (Australia)

185*

Bangladesh

April 11, 2011

MS Dhoni (India)

183*

Sri Lanka

October 31, 2005

Virat Kohli (India)

183

Pakistan

March 18, 2012

Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)

175

Australia

March 12, 2006

Shane Watson (Australia)

161*

England

January 16, 2011

Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

154

Zimbabwe

August 16, 2009

Brian Lara (West Indies)

153

Pakistan

November 5, 1993

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

152

England

July 1, 2006

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

151*

India

May 17, 1997

Gautam Gambhir (India)

150*

Sri Lanka

December 24, 2009

Brian Lara (West Indies)

146*

New Zealand

March 30, 1996

Bill Athey (England)

142*

New Zealand

July 18, 1986

Ijaz Ahmed (Pakistan)

139*

India

October 2, 1997

Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)

139*

Zimbabwe

September 11, 2011

Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

139

West Indies

February 4, 2004

Gautam Gambhit (India)

138*

New Zealand

December1, 2010

Shane Watson (Australia)

136*

England

October 2, 2009

Sourav Ganguly (India)

135*

Bangladesh

May 30, 2000

Navjot Singh Sidhu (India)

134*

England

March 4, 1993

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

134*

Pakistan

November 5, 1997

It was a stunning assault by the young Kolhi who smashed 22 boundaries and one six while Tendulkar also gave ample display of his vintage form during his knock. Rohit also marked his return to form with some glorious shots.

The outstanding batting display by the Indians completely overshadowed the centuries of the two Pakistan openers Nasir Jamshed (112) and Mohammad Hafeez (105) who stitched a record 224-run opening partnership. But their efforts went in vain.

India, whose Asia Cup campaign was thrown into disarray after their upset five-wicket defeat against minnows Bangladesh, will now have to await the result of the last league match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Tuesday.