It’s rather bizarre when one batsman’s score is more than half of the team’s total. But surprisingly, there have been plenty of such instances in One-day international cricket. In such games, the batsmen have not only ended as the top-scorers for their side but also have made over 50% of runs for their outfit.
In such matches, either the entire team fails apart from one batsman or one player carries the fortunes of the whole outfit upon his/her shoulder. Over the years, players from not only other countries but also from India have made it to this interesting piece of the list.
We take a look at seven instances when Indian batsmen have scored over 50 % of runs of team total in ODIs:
Rohit Sharma – 208* (53.06) vs Sri Lanka
The unbeaten knock of 208 in 2017 was Rohit Sharma’s third double-hundred in ODIs and second against Sri Lanka. The 33-year old opened the innings and batted till the 50th over in Mohali to level the series after the hosts meekly surrendered in the first game.
Even though there were notable contributions from Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer, having made 68 and 88 respectively to take India to 392. However, Rohit Sharma’s magnificent 153-ball knock remained the highlight and comprised of precisely 53.06% of the team’s total.