Top 5 Highest Individual Scores In ODIs Without Hitting A Six

Published - 14 Aug 2020, 08:56 PM | Updated - 15 Aug 2020, 01:01 AM

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Cricket has evolved from time to time and so has the style of play. Their was a time when no batsmen would have thought of scoring a double century in ODIs but in the present scenario the cricketers fancy their chances to make it happen. Meanwhile, hitting over the ropes while scoring big hundreds has been normal, but their have been times when batsmen have scored a century without hitting a six.

Let us have a look at top five such innings where batsmen scored most runs without hitting a six:

5. Sachin Tendulkar

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Sachin Tendulkar Pakistan (Courtesy: AFP photo)

Sachin Tendulkar loved the game and worked rigorously to earn the distinction of ‘God of cricket’. His was not a regular Mumbaikar story. It was a story of grit, passion, unbelievable skills to make things work. Not everyday you find a cricketer who has a 24-year-old long and successful career until he is Sachin Tendulkar.

Tendulkar continues to be the leading run-scorer in in international cricket with 34, 357 runs — 15,921 in Tests, 18426 in ODIs and 10 from a solitary T20I. The Mumbai batsman has hit 49 centuries in ODIs, while his highest individual score without hitting a six in the innings came against Namibia  during the 2003 ODI World Cup when Tendulkar scored 152 runs off 151 deliveries.

4. Brian Lara

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When Brian Lara stood ground on the crease, it looked difficult to dislodge him. He showed composure, and stitched long innings, to take the game away from the oppositions as no one could. He was lesson in Test cricket, and youngsters today, can still take a look at all his innings and learn the art of batting long effortlessly.

He scored an unique century against Pakistan in Sharjah in November 1993 where no sixes were hit as he went on to score 153 runs off 143 deliveries.

3. Hashim Amla

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Hashim Amla is an elegant top-order batsman who went about building up his innings in a calm and composed manner. When Amla got going it was difficult to stop him and could help his team reach match-winning totals. In an ODI against the West Indies, Amla notched up the score of 153 not out, back in 2015 with no sixes to his name in the innings.

2. Tillakaratne Dilshan

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Tillakaratne Dilshan. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Tillakaratne Dilshan was one of the finest Sri Lankan batsman to have played the game. He batted at the top-order and could adjust his game according to the need of the team, which was his biggest advantage. When he team needed to go out and score big total, he could go all out, similarly he could also play on the backfoot when required. In an ODI against Bangladesh in Melbourne, 2015 – Dilshan scored 161 not out in a marathon innings of 146 balls without hitting a six.

1. David Warner

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It is quiet surprising when a fierce batsman like David Warner goes on to score a century without hitting any sixes. David Warner not only did that but also went on to play a marathon knock of 173 runs off 136 deliveries. The historic and one of the most surprising knock came against South Africa in 2016