Top 10 Highest individual scores by a wicketkeeper in ODIs
Updated - Dec 17, 2015 6:48 am
Top 10 Highest individual scores by a wicketkeeper in ODIs: If there is any role that is regarded as the toughest on the field of cricket, then it has to be that of the wicketkeeper. He has to stay focused throughout, keep switching ends after every over, yet maintain concentration and is responsible for cheering everybody on the field. What adds up to the task of a wicketkeeper is that they are expected to be good batters in addition to being a profound wicketkeeper. A good batting wicketkeeper is an asset to any team. They help in maintaining the balance of the side as they now have the opportunity to play with an extra batsman.
Here are the Top 10 Highest individual scores by a wicketkeeper in ODIs:
10. Mark Boucher -147* v Zimbabwe:
South Africa piled on 418 runs against Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom in 2006 in the 3rd ODI. The chief destructor of the Zimbabwean lineup was the South African keeper, Mark Boucher. Boucher came in at number 4 and started hammering the bowlers right from the word go. He reached his 50 in just 26 balls. He bettered his strike rate while scoring the second fifty and completed his century in just 44 balls. He hit 8 sixes and 5 fours. The right-handed batsman remained unbeaten and took the score past 400 for the Proteas. He was awarded the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series which South Africa won 3-0.