Scoring runs in ICC finals is indeed the ultimate challenge. It is the most important occasion where the players tend to express themselves in a bid to help the team get into comfort zone. However, not many players go on to make a real case for themselves in such circumstances.
Needless to say, some players turn up the ante in nerve-wracking situations by showing a great deal of character when it mattered the most. In the process, they end up pitching in with crucial scores for the team.
In this article, we will take a look at the list of eight Indians who essayed the most 50-plus scores in the ICC Finals.
1. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir can take pride in the fact that he is the only Indian to chip in the most 50+ scores for India in the ICC finals. He scored 75 against Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2007 final. Besides that, he scored 97 against Sri Lanka in ICC ODI World Cup 2011 final.
2. Ajinkya Rahane
Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane scored a gritty 89 against Australia in the ICC World Test Championship 2023 final at The Kennington Oval in London.
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3. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni scored a match-winning 91* against Sri Lanka in the ICC ODI World Cup 2011 final. Under his captaincy, India won 3 ICC titles (T20 World Cup 2007, ODI World Cup 2011 and Champions Trophy).
4. Sourav Ganguly
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly scored a scintillating 117 against New Zealand in the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy final. Sadly, his innings came in a losing cause.
5. Virat Kohli
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored a sterling 77 against Sri Lanka in the ICC T20 World Cup 2014 final but ended up on the losing side.
6. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya was the standout performer for India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final against Pakistan. He scored 77 runs and ended up on the losing side.
7. Virender Sehwag
During the ICC ODI World Cup 2003 final against Australia, Virender Sehwag scored 82 runs. Sadly, it came in a losing cause.
8. Sachin Tendulkar
During the ICC KnockOut Trophy final against New Zealand, Sachin Tendulkar scored 69 against New Zealand.
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Updated as of June 9, 2023*