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Double Hundreds in One Day Matches
Cricket is becoming batsmen game than Bowlers game. The rules have changed from time to time. These rules have helped the players to break some records and set new one. It is true that records are meant to be broken. Some of the players have scored double hundreds in limited over cricket which was impossible to make in olden days cricket. Let us see top double hundred makers of Cricket world:
1. Alistair Duncan Brown: This match was played between Surrey and Glamorgan in the year 2002. Surrey Captain AJ Hollioake won the toss and elected to bat first in a good batting pitch. The openers of Surrey Alistair Brown and IJ Ward started to hit the ball to the boundary from the start of the game. They just demolished the opponent bowlers and just ruined the carrier of two bowlers. Ward was dismissed for 97 runs off 95 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixers. But it was one man show for the team as the opener scored 268 runs in 160 balls with 30 fours and 12 huge sixers. They reached the huge score of 438 runs losing five wickets in their 50 over spell. The opponents also scored runs and could reach 429 runs in 49.5 overs.
2. Rohit Sharma: The fourth One Day International match of the 5-match series between India and Srilanka was played on 13th November 2014. India chose to bat after winning the toss and had a bad start by losing two wickets early in the innings. Then there was a third wicket partnership of 202 runs helped the team reach 261 runs. Indian Opener Rohit Sharma continued to hit shorts till the end and also had another partnership with Uthappa to take the score to 404 runs. He made 264 runs and become the highest scorer in International One Days and the second highest over all.
3. S Dhawan: The match was the sixth of the Tri-Series List A tournament. India A played against South Africa A in this crucial match of the series. India A won the toss and elected to bat first in a good batting pitch. Dhawan and Vijay started the innings well for the Indian team. They scored more than run a ball from the start of the innings. This continued with the Captain Pujara. Runs were coming from both the end as Dhawan was more aggressive on the field and was hitting boundaries and six. Dhawan was out after making 248 runs in 150 balls with 30 fours and seven sixers. India reached 433 runs losing three wickets in 50 overs. This was a super display by the Indian team in the African ground. Fans loved the match and were happy in watch the batsmen hitting the ball all over. Even the South African team reaches closer to the total and was 39 runs short of victory. They were all out for 394 runs in 48.4 overs.
4. Ben Dunk: This was the 17th match of the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup played at Sydney. The Queensland team won the toss and elected field against the Tasmanian team. The Openers Ben Dunk and TD Paine played aggressively to take the teams total to 277 runs in the 41st over. Paine was dismissed after making 125 runs in 127 balls with 10 fours and 4 six. His partnership was score more than run a ball. Then Captain Bailey joined the Opening batsman who was going well. He support Dunk by giving him singles and let him face more deliveries. This helped the team to reach a huge score of 398 runs just two short of 400. Ben Dunk scored 229 runs and also was not out by hitting 15 fours and 13 six. The opponents scored the runs in 47.2 over as both the openers of the opponent team demolished the bowling and scored runs more freely from the beginning of the innings. Dunks’ score went in vain as they lost the match by 7 wickets.
5. Robert Graeme Pollock: This match was played between Border and Eastern Province in the first round of the Gillette Cup. There is no much record of this match as it was played in the year 1974. Eastern Province batted first and lost two wickets early. Then there was a big partnership between Short and Pollock to take the score to 315 runs. Pollock scored 222 runs and AM Short making 115 runs before getting out to Watson. This became the highest score of all time by an individual batsman. They reached 372 runs losing five wickets in 60 overs. The opponent team started badly by losing early wicket. Then some partnerships helped the team reach 166 runs losing two wickets in 60 overs spell.
6. Jamie Michael How: This match was played between Northern District and Central Districts. The toss was won by the Central Districts captain K Noema-Barnett and chose to bat first. The opening partnership between Raval and How was 321 runs in 38.4 overs. JM How scored 222 runs off 138 balls with 27 fours and 8 sixers. The other opener scored 115 runs in 106 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixers. The final score was 417 runs losing six wickets in 50 overs. Chasing 418 to win they lost the match by 19 runs. They scored 398 runs losing the entire wicket in 48.5 overs. But the great thing about this innings from Northern District was that no one scored a century in the total of 398. This was the first time that the score is reached without any hundred scored by the batsmen.
Alistair Duncan Brown
Robert Graeme Pollock
Jamie Michael How