India’s batters light up Diwali in record-spree


Several records fell by the wayside as India posted a mammoth 410 for 4 wickets against the Netherlands in their concluding league stage match at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru, on Sunday.

While skipper Rohit Sharma (61) re-wrote many records, Shreyas Iyer (128 not out) and KL Rahul (102) also added some to their names.

Take a look at the records set during India’s innings:

– Rohit hit the most sixes in ODIs in a calendar year, taking his 2023 tally to 60. He surpassed AB de Villiers’s record of 58 in 2015.

– Rohit became the captain to hit the most sixes in an edition of the World Cup (24), going past Eoin Morgan (22) of England.

– Rohit and Shubman Gill have been involved in most 100-plus stands in ODIs this year (5).

– Rohit scored the most runs in a World Cup edition (503) among Indian captains, going past Sourav Ganguly (465 in 2003).

– Rohit joined Sachin Tendulkar in scoring 500-plus runs in multiple World Cup editions (2). He is also the first to do so in successive editions.

– Virat Kohli (51 against the Netherlands) registered 50-plus scores on 14 occasions in the World Cup to date, second only to Tendulkar (21).

– Kohli joined Tendulkar and Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh in logging the most 50-plus scores in a World Cup (7).

– It’s the first time that India’s top-five batters scored 50-plus runs in an ODI innings.

– K L Rahul slammed the quickest century by an Indian in a World Cup match (62 balls), bettering Rohit Sharma’s 63.

– India’s batters have 50-plus scores in 20 instances in this World Cup, their best ever, outperforming their 2019 record of 19.

– Shreyas Iyer and Rahul’s partnership of 208 was the best for India for the fourth wicket or below in a World Cup. The previous best was between MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina (unbroken 196) against Zimbabwe in 2015.

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