Five Instances When a Batsman Went on to Score Big After Running Out His Partner
Miscommunication between batsmen is a part and parcel of the game. We have seen some instances when an untimely run-out has cost the team big. Thus, trusting one’s partner and calling loudly at the right time plays a crucial role while running between the wickets.
There are some instances when a batsman has played a significant hand in getting his partner run-out.
However, the culprit batsman was able to make up after scoring big for his team.
Five Instances when a Batsman went on to score big after running out his partner;
Rohit Sharma 264 vs Sri Lanka after running Out Virat Kohli:
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli share a unique record of seven instances when they are involved in getting each other run-out.
In fact, Rohit Sharma smashed the highest individual ODI total after getting Indian skipper Virat Kohli run out.
Meanwhile, Kohli was looking in fine form as he had scored 66 runs off just 64 balls. However, Rohit had other plans as he didn’t respond to the Indian captain.
Rohit then went on to play one of the best innings in the One-day International version. The flamboyant right-hander’s 264 helped India in getting to 404 runs. India won that match by a massive margin of 153 runs.
Virender Sehwag 175 vs Bangladesh after running out Sachin Tendulkar:
India was playing Bangladesh in the first match of the ICC World Cup of 2011. The Tigers had shown the exit doors to the Indian team in the 2007 World Cup and thus it was crucial to start on a positive note.
However, explosive opener Virender Sehwag was ball watching when he played his part in running out Sachin Tendulkar.
Sehwag knew that he will face the aftermath of Sachin’s frustration if he will go back to the dressing room without scoring big.
Thus, Sehwag played one of his best World Cup innings to smash a fine 175 off just 140 balls to kickstart the tournament on a high.
Therefore, Sehwag was able to make up for his fault while running between the wickets. Sehwag’s error in judgment didn’t cost India as they won the match by 87 runs.
Rohit Sharma 209 vs Australia after again Running out Virat Kohli:
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli share a terrible bond of run-outs between them. Indian opener Rohit Sharma was once again the culprit to run out his batting partner Kohli.
It was a decider of the seven-match series and Rohi was able to deliver with the bat against Australia. However, he once again played a part in sending back Virat Kohli. In fact, Kohli was run-out without troubling the scorers.
Meanwhile, Rohit regained his focus to score his maiden double hundred in the ODI format. The Indian opener then went on to score two more double tons in the 50-overs format.
Men in Blue won that match by 57 runs and thus the series 3-2. Rohit was awarded the Man of the match as well as Man of the series.
Martin Guptill 237 vs West Indies after running out Ross Taylor:
Martin Guptill was able to score the highest ODI score (in WC) of 237 in a World Cup Quarterfinal match against Windies. However, Guptill didn’t run that well in that match.
The New Zealand opener was instrumental in giving away the wicket of Ross Taylor who was batting on 42. Guptill was ball watching and didn’t saw Taylor scampering for a run.
However, the Kiwi opening batsman was able to play one of the best World Cup innings in a pivotal Quarterfinal clash. New Zealand went on to score 393 runs in their 50-overs and won the match by 143 runs. Blackcaps ended as the runners-up of the 2015 World Cup.
Virender Sehwag 219 vs West Indies after running out Gautam Gambhir:
India had got off to a fine start when Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir put an opening partnership of 176 runs. However, Sehwag tried to get a run to long off when Marlon Samuels intercepted the shot.
Sehwag then decided to send his southpaw Delhi batsman back but Samuels was able to hit the bullseye. In fact, Sehwag also played a hand in sending back Suresh Raina when he called him for the second run later in the innings.
However, Sehwag then went on to become the second double centurion in the ODI format after Sachin Tendulkar. Thus, Sehwag was able to come up good after his error in judgment that costed India two wickets.