Chasing a target can be really challenging because the batting team needs to be extra careful in terms of their shot selection and calculative risks. Besides that, the batting team needs to possess the ability to read and assess the conditions and play accordingly.
If they tick all the boxes, then they are destined to chase down the target with the help of the highly effective batting side. At times, we have seen teams losing the games even if one or two batters play superbly because cricket is a team sport.
It demands the collective efforts of the players in order to churn out a favourable outcome. In this article, let’s get to know more about the two Indian batsmen with the most fifty-plus scores in unsuccessful ODI run-chases.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time because of his scintillating contributions to Indian cricket with the bat. He is the leading run-scorer in international cricket with 34357 runs and is the leading run-scorer in ODIs and Tests.
He scored 18426 runs in ODIs and 15921 runs in Tests in his cricketing venture. The Master Blaster tops the list as he has a total of 23 fifty-plus scores in unsuccessful run-chases. Sachin Tendulkar is the only man in the history of the sport to have scored 100 international centuries (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs).
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2. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is currently the best batsman in the world across all three formats of the game. He is known for his ability to assess the conditions before going about his work. He has a total of 19 fifty-plus scores in unsuccessful run-chases in ODIs.
The right-handed batsman is the leading run-scorer in ODIs among the active cricketers. The veteran cricketer has 13,083 runs at an impeccable batting average of 57.38 including 47 centuries and 66 half-centuries. He has a great opportunity to go past Sachin Tendulkar’s overall tally of 49 centuries in ODIs.
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