On at the present time in 1999 (21 Could), Saeed Anwar toyed round with India’s bowlers in sizzling and humid Chennai to interrupt the then world file for the very best rating in an ODI innings.
Anwar smashed 194 off simply 146 balls with 22 fours and 5 sixes on the MA Chidambaram stadium in an Independence Cup match, breaking Viv Richard’s file of 189*. Anwar’s file stood 13 years.
Situations have been so troublesome that the left-handed Anwar wanted a runner as early because the 19th over. Shahid Afridi took these duties and caught round for practically 30 overs.
The spotlight of the knock was a 26-run over from Anil Kumble, with Anwar smashing the legspinner for 3 straight sixes. Anwar had a double-ton in sight however fell agonisingly quick when a high edge off the bowling of Sachin Tendulkar’s bowling was caught by Sourav Ganguly at quick fantastic leg.
The knock helped Pakistan put up 327 for five. India gave an honest combat however have been bowled out for 292 in 49.2 overs.
Anwar went on to complete his profession with 8824 runs from 244 ODI innings, together with 20 centuries.
He tormented India by his profession, making 2002 ODI runs from 48 innings together with 4 centuries and eight half-centuries.
In August 2009, Zimbabwe’s Charles Coventry equaled Anwar’s file smashing an unbeaten 194 in opposition to Bangladesh. The scores have been lastly surpassed when Sachin Tendulkar hammered 200* in opposition to South Africa in February 2010, the primary ever ODI double-ton.
Rahul Dravid’s first ODI ton
The day was additionally a particular one for Dravid, who notched up his maiden ODI century. Batting at No. 3, Dravid made 107 off 116 balls with 10 boundaries to provide India some hope. Though India misplaced the sport, Dravid ensured it wasn’t by an enormous margin.
Dravid went on to complete his ODI profession with 10889 runs together with 12 centuries from 318 innings.