Stats: David Wiese's 171-run knock nearly helps Sussex to chase down 356

Stats: David Wiese’s 171-run knock nearly helps Sussex to chase down 356

David Wiese struck 171 off 126 deliveries by smashing 14 fours and nine sixes against Hampshire.

David Wiese
David Wiese. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sussex fell only ten runs short of a record run-chase in the Royal London One-Day Cup game against Hampshire thanks to David Wiese’s fighting 171-run knock. Hampshire posted 355/5 in their 50 overs with help of centuries from opener Aiden Markram (130) and Tom Alsop (124). Chasing a big total, Sussex were reduced to 74/4 and further 103/5 at the end of 21st over. However, Wiese paired up with his skipper Ben Brown and took the game as deep as possible.

The South African was the chief destroyer as he struck 14 fours and nine maximums on his way through to a record 126-ball 171. The duo added 232 runs for the 6th wicket to bring down the equation to 21 runs from the last three overs. Both the set batsmen were dismissed in consecutive overs leaving 13 runs to be chased from nine deliveries. However, the visiting team lost their last three wickets for just three runs and lost the game by a mere nine runs.

Here are some major stats recorded during Sussex’s terrific comeback that went in vain:

171 – The 171-run knock by David Wiese is now the 2nd highest individual innings in the List A cricket at No.6 position. Kapil Dev’s famous unbeaten 175-run knock against Zimbabwe in the 1983 CWC is the highest List A score while batting at No.6.

In fact, Wiese’s 171 is also the 2nd highest individual List A innings while batting at No.6 or lower position. Only three players have scored 170+ while batting as low as No.6 in List A format. Luke Ronchi’s 170* against Sri Lanka is the other such knock in this list as the New Zealander recorded this score while batting at No.7 in an ODI in 2015.

171 – Wiese’s 171 is also the highest individual score by any player in the List A cricket for the Sussex. He surpassed Luke Wright’s 166-run knock which was recorded less than a week ago. Wright scored 166 in the game against Middlesex at the Lord’s last week.

232 – The 232-run partnership between David Wiese and Ben Brown is the 3rd highest partnership for the 6th wicket in List A cricket. Aiden Markram and Farhaan Behardien shared a 272-run stand for the Titans against Cape Cobras in the Momentum One-Day Cup either this year. They broke the record for the 6th wicket held by New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi and Grant Elliot with an unbeaten 267-run partnership in the 2015 ODI against Sri Lanka.

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