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Dubious distinction for Team India

Instances of one player outscoring the entire opposition in one-dayers are handful, writes Rajneesh Gupta.

india Updated: Nov 24, 2006 14:38 IST

India were routed for a paltry total of 91 in the second one-dayer at Durban. This was after South Africa had posted a challenging total of 248, thanks to a workmanlike unbeaten 119 by Jacques Kallis. Isn’t it amazing that one Kallis scored more than the combined tally of all 11 Indian batsmen. There are only a very few instances in ODIs of a single player outscoring the entire opposition. The difference of 28 runs between Kallis’ score and India’s total is the sixth highest in the history of the game. 
 
Ironically the best such performance had also come against India. In the Champions Trophy final at Sharjah in October 2000, Jayasuriya blasted career-best 189. India then crumbled to 54 all out. The result line could easily have read as : Jayasuriya beat India by 135 runs!
 
This was the second such instance for Kallis. He had perfomed the similar feat against West Indies in 2004.The following table lists the biggest differences between a single player's score and the entire opposition's total:

Diff

Batsman

For

Score

Opp

Total

Venue

Date

135

ST Jayasuriya

SL

189

Ind

54

Sharjah

Oct 29 2000

55

JH Kallis

SA

109*

WI

54

Capetown

Jan 25 2004

54

RB Richardson

WI

109

SL

55

        Sharjah

Dec 3 1986

43

ML Hayden

Aus

88

Nam

45

Potchefstroom

Feb 27 2003

38

ML Hayden

Aus

146

Pak

108

Nairobi

Aug 30 2002

28

JH Kallis

SA

119*

Ind

91

Duban

Nov 22 2006

27

AR Border

Aus

118*

SL

91

Adelaide

Jan 28 1985

26

Yuvraj Singh

Ind

102*

Ban

76

Dhaka

Apr 11 2003

22

SR Tendulkar

Ind

152

Nam

130

PieterMrtzBurg

Feb 23 2003

21

IVA Richards

WI

189*

Eng

168

Old Trafford

May 31 1984

20

HH Gibbs

SA

153

Ban

133

Potchefstroom

Oct 3 2002


Note: Only the completed innings (where teams lost all 10 wickets) have been taken into consideration.


 


Players outscoring the opposition on two occasions


 Batsman For Score Opp Total  VenueDate  Diff
CG GreenidgeWI67SL55SharjahDec 3 198612
100Aus91PerthJan 4 19879
 DL Haynes WI145* NZ 129 Berbice Apr 14 198516 
 96 Pak 81 Sydney Dec 17 1992 15
 DM Jones Aus107 NZ 94 Christchurch Mar 4 1990 13
 99 SL 91 Adelaide Jan 1985 8
 ML Hayden Aus146 Pak 108 Nairobi (Gym) Aug 30 2002 38
 88 Nam 45 Potchefstroom Feb 27 2003 43
 JH Kallis SA109* WI 54 Cape Town Jan 25 2004 55
 119* Ind 91 Durban Nov 22 2006 28