We are back… as we had promised in the previous top 10’s list back sooner and with yet another exciting list.
A list of top ten ODI individual innings in 2013 where the players scored maximum runs in boundaries and sixes. Run scoring has become a lot more innovative and the number of runs score have increased in recent times, the runs scored even in a day’s play of a test match is much higher than it was some time ago. Resulting in more matches getting a result than ending in a tame draw, giving new excitement and life to Cricket. Credit all this to the evolution of T20 cricket, runs are now scored more in fours and sixes than ticking for a single or even a double, this make for quicker and efficient run scoring. So getting this all together in one write up we compile a list of top 10 innings with maximum runs scored of boundaries in 2013.
1. Kumar Sangakkara
The Sri Lanka wicket keeper batsman leads this pack, considered an orthodox and relatively slow player Sangakkara surprising us all and tops the list. The risk that he takes in his innings is minimum and his class and the deaf touch that he uses just to guide ball to the boundary defines his class. At an age where most would consider retirement Sanga played a gem of an innings. In this particular innings he was exceptional scoring 108 runs of the 169 he scored in fours and sixes.
|KC Sangakkara||169||137||18||6||108||123.35||Sri Lanka||v South Africa||Colombo (RPS)||20-Jul-13|
2. Aron Finch
Finch the new sensation and player in hot discussion this season is at the second place he barges into the list with a recent exceptional performance he gave in the Australian outfit. Finch an attacking batsman by nature is expected to be in any such batting record and the form that he is in he would sure land up in many more such record books. One of the best knocks one would come across in which he hit 106 runs in boundaries.
|AJ Finch||148||114||16||7||106||129.82||Australia||v Scotland||Edinburgh||03-Sep-13|
3. Upul Tharanga
Best known as Upul Tharanga the Sri Lankan Left hand batsman is a real destructive yet low risk taker who bats up the order. Tharanga had a complete makeover of his career since he started to bat with the legendary opening partner Jayasurya. Batting with him changed his game and is lot more attacking and does the major scoring in boundaries. He takes the 3rd spot. In the best innings of his career Tharanaga made 174* out of which 94 runs came in boundaries.
|WU Tharanga||174*||159||19||3||94||109.43||Sri Lanka||v India||Kingston||02-Jul-13|
4. Shaun Marsh
Marsh the Australian south paw came into lime light from his tournament’s best batsmen performance in the IPL for Kings XI Punjab. He eventually secured his spot in the national team as well. Marsh is someone who can take on any bowling line up as he bats with sheer class and his drives are a treat to watch blessed with the grace of a left hander Marsh no doubt a certain part of a list with such records included in it. Marsh’s 151 runs were scored with 62% runs scored with fours and sixes.
|SE Marsh||151||151||16||5||94||100||Australia||v Scotland||Edinburgh||03-Sep-13|
5. Martin Guptill
The New Zealand player is the recent and most shining star in the NZ International team. A naturally aggressive batsmen batting right at the top of the order form a country which is not known for producing as many batsmen compared to the bowlers they have. Guptill would sure make for a batting legend for the country by the time he retires. Example of one of the best ODI innings could be Guptil’s 189* he made 88 runs including four’s and sixes.
|MJ Guptill||189*||155||19||2||88||121.93||New Zealand||v England||Southampton||02-Jun-13|
6. Shane Watson
Another gift of IPL Watson now not only opens the balling but also comes first up with a bat in hand. Watson a superb player of spin and pace is unstoppable on his day he can efficiently clear the ropes on any ground in the world such is his dominance that he can single headedly win matches at any point in the game. Wastson hit 84 runs through boundaries in his innings of 143.
|SR Watson||143||107||12||6||84||133.64||Australia||v England||Southampton||16-Sep-13|
7. Chris Gayle
One of the most attacking batsmen in limited overs cricket Gayle’s innings is full of fours and sixes more than anything. Gayle’s destructive innings are termed ‘Gayle Storm’ in the cricketing world. His 109 against Sri Lanka at Kingston was one of such knocks where he scored 78 runs in boundaries which accounts to 72% of the runs scored.
|CH Gayle||109||100||9||7||78||109||West Indies||v Sri Lanka||Kingston||28-Jun-13|
8. K Williamson
Number 8 in the list is Kane Williamson the New Zealand batsmen is neither a huge built player with a heavy bat nor an all aggressive player. Still he makes a place for himself in our list of top ten innings where maximum runs are scored with shots crossing the ropes. Williams scored 74 runs of the 145* that he made with such shots which is one of his standout performances till date in ODI’s.
|KS Williamson||145*||136||17||1||74||106.61||New Zealand||v South Africa||Kimberley||22-Jan-13|
9. James Charles
Charles the new inclusion to the West Indian line up adds himself to the long list of openers with ultimate attacking and run scoring ability. A naturally attacking player Charles needs to control his erg on occasions to cut down the risk. In this particular innings he was at his best scoring 130 runs off which 72 came in boundaries.
|J Charles||130||111||12||4||72||117.11||West Indies||v Zimbabwe||St George’s||22-Feb-13|
10. Ravi Bopara
Ravi Bopara is the last entry in our list occupying the 10th spot Bopara is not an overly aggressive batsman, bats in middle order and often has the responsibility of bailing his team out of trouble if they are in. Also has the responsibility to keep it cool and stay on till the end when chasing, usually has very little balls to face so Bopara uses the best scoring shots (boundries) for the bulk of his scoring. This innings was one such where he made 101* and 70% i.e. 70 runs were in boundaries.
|RS Bopara||101*||75||10||5||70||134.66||England||v Ireland||Dublin||03-Sep-13|
Here was yet another exciting and engrossing list which you would not find elsewhere getting on record but, exclusively for our readers we have penned it and hope you enjoyed it. More such records would come your way as we through light at other cricketing stats.
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