ICC World Cup: Rohit overtakes Tendulkar for most World Cup 100s

Cricbuzzteam Report, ICC World Cup In a remarkable display of power-hitting, Rohit Sharma smashed 16 boundaries and sent the ball over the boundary rope five times during his 84-ball innings of 131. This stellar performance propelled him past Chris Gayle’s record of 553 international cricket sixes. Among contemporary cricketers, England’s white-ball captain, Jos Buttler, ranks second with 315 sixes across various formats.

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ICC World Cup Most Sixes

556 – Rohit Sharma

553 – Chris Gayle

476 – Shahid Afridi

398 – Brendon McCullum

383 – Martin Guptill

ICC World Cup: 1,000 Runs in least Innings

Rohit Sharma’s incredible feat of reaching 1,000 runs in ICC World Cup cricket in just 19 innings tied him with David Warner as the joint-fastest to achieve this milestone. This remarkable achievement highlights the explosive batting prowess of these two superstars.

Among the 23 batters who have aggregated a minimum of 1,000 runs in ICC World Cup history, Rohit stands out with the highest average, an impressive 65.23. His strike rate of exactly 100 is a testament to his ability to balance consistency and aggression. The only player who surpasses him in strike rate is AB de Villiers, with a stunning 117.29, making Rohit’s performance in the ICC World Cup truly exceptional.

19 – David Warner

19 – Rohit Sharma

20 – Sachin Tendulkar

20 – AB de Villiers

21 – Sir Vivian Richards

21 – Sourav Ganguly

ICC World Cup: Most ODIs Hundreds

49 – Sachin Tendulkar

47 – Virat Kohli

31 – Rohit Sharma

30 – Ricky Ponting

28 – Sanath Jayasuriya

Most Hundreds in ICC World Cup

7 – Rohit Sharma

6 – Sachin Tendulkar

5 – Ricky Ponting

5 – Kumar Sangakkara

Rohit Sharma’s 29th century as an opener places him just behind the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who boasts an astonishing 45 centuries in this batting position.

Adding to his list of accomplishments, Rohit now holds the record for the most ICC World Cup centuries in successful chases. His three centuries outshine the previous record held by Gordon Greenidge, Ramiz Raja, and Stephen Fleming, each of whom had two under their belts.

In a breathtaking display of skill and timing, Rohit Sharma reached his century in just 63 balls, making him the fastest Indian to achieve this milestone in ICC World Cup history. This feat shattered the previous record held by Virender Sehwag, who achieved a century in 81 balls against Bermuda at Port of Spain in 2007. Notably, Rohit’s remarkable achievement stands as the second fastest century in a ICC World Cup chase.

Remarkably, this century also marks the fifth fastest century for India in the ODI format, and interestingly, all of these centuries have been scored in the context of successful run-chases.

Fastest hundreds in ICC World Cups

49 – Aiden Markram (SA) vs SL, Delhi, 2023

50 – Kevin O’Brien (IRE) vs ENG, Bengaluru, 2011

51 – Glenn Maxwell (AUS) vs SL, Sydney, 2015

52 – AB de Villiers (SA) vs WI, Sydney, 2015

57 – Eoin Morgan (ENG) vs AFG, Manchester, 2019

63 – Rohit Sharma vs AFG, Delhi, 2023

Fastest ODI hundreds for India

52 – Virat Kohli vs AUS, Jaipur, 2013

60 – Virender Sehwag vs NZ, Hamilton, 2009

61 – Virat Kohli vs AUS, Nagpur, 2013

62 – Mohammad Azharuddin vs NZ, Baroda, 1988

63 – Rohit Sharma vs AFG, Delhi, 2023

Highest opening partnerships for India in ICC World Cup

RunsPairOpponentVenue, Year
189Rohit Sharma, KL RahulSri LankaLeeds, 2019
180Rohit Sharma, KL RahulBangladeshBirmingham, 2015
174Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit SharmaIrelandHamilton, 2015
163Sachin Tendulkar, Ajay JadejaKenyaCuttack, 1996
156Ishan Kishan, Rohit SharmaAfghanistanDelhi, 2023

The partnership was established with an impressive run-rate of 8.35, setting a new record for the highest run rate in ICC World Cup history for an opening stand of a minimum of 150 runs. In the context of all One Day Internationals (ODIs), it ranks fifth in terms of run rates, showcasing its exceptional performance.

Notably, it is the second quickest opening partnership for India, trailing only behind the unbeaten 201-run stand between Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir against New Zealand in 2009, which was even more remarkable with a run rate of 8.55 runs per over.

Highest PP scores for India

97/2 vs SL, Hobart, 2012

94/0 vs AFG, Delhi, 2023

91/1 vs SL, Colombo, 2021

87/0 vs SA, Nagpur, 2011

83/1 vs WI, Port of Spain, 2019

A dominant win

India executed a remarkable run chase, surpassing the 273-run target in a mere 35 overs. This feat marked the fastest 250-plus run chase in the history of World Cups, showcasing their incredible run rate. Notably, three of the top five such chases in World Cup history have occurred within the first week of the ongoing edition.

In a broader perspective, this victory constituted India’s seventh successful chase of 250 or more runs in the competition. Impressively, no other team participating in the World Cup has managed to achieve this feat more than five times.

Highest run-rates in successful 250-plus chases in World Cups

Run-rateFinal scoreTeamOpponentVenue, Year
7.8273/2IndiaAfghanistanDelhi, 2023
7.78283/1New ZealandEnglandAhmedabad, 2023
7.75322/3BangladeshWest IndiesTaunton, 2019
7.13345/4PakistanSri LankaHyderabad, 2023
7.05260/2IndiaIrelandHamilton, 2015

Highest targets successfully chased by India in World Cups

288 vs Zimbabwe, Auckland, 2015

275 vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai WS, 2011 Final

274 vs Pakistan, Centurion, 2003

273 vs Afghanistan, Delhi, 2023

265 vs Sri Lanka, Headingley, 2019

Most consecutive defeats in ODI World Cups

18 – Zimbabwe (1983-1992)

14 – Scotland (1999-2015)

14* – Afghanistan (2015-2023)

11 – Canada (2003-2011)

10 – Netherlands (1996-2003)

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