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Stats: Evin Lewis’ record breaking knock against England

Lewis was hit on the ankle while playing a shot which brought an unfortunate end to his innings

Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis of Windies in action. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

The big-hitting sensation from Windies, Evin Lewis set record books on fire during the 4th ODI game at The Oval against England. The 25-year-old struck an unbeaten 176-run knock in just 130 balls and was on course to become only the 6th player in ODI history to score a double century with four overs to be played. But Lewis was hit on the ankle while playing a shot which brought an unfortunate end to his innings as he had to retire hurt in the 47th over.

The 176-run innings from Evin Lewis is now the highest ODI score by an individual before the innings came to an end due to “Retire Hurt”. The previous highest ODI score before getting retired hurt was 163 by Sachin Tendulkar in 2009 against New Zealand when he suffered a blow to his stomach. Had Sachin didn’t get retired hurt in that game, ODI cricket could have witnessed a double ton a year earlier as five overs were still left to be played when Sachin walked off.

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Highest individual score by a batsman before getting “Retired Hurt” in ODI cricket:

Lewis’ 176* is the highest score in International cricket for a batsman who had to retire hurt during his innings eclipsing Charles Bannerman’s 165* which he scored in the first ever Test match.

Highest individual score by a batsman before getting “Retired Hurt” in International cricket:

Evin Lewis’ 176-run knock is the 4th highest individual score in ODIs for Windies behind Chris Gayle’s double ton and Vivian Richards’ 189* and 181 against England and Sri Lanka respectively. This is also the 3rd highest individual ODI score by any player against England. Both Vivian Richards and Martin Guptill scored unbeaten knocks of 189 runs against the English team.

Highest individual score for Windies in ODI cricket:

Highest individual score against England in ODI cricket:

This 176-run innings by Evin Lewis also finds a place amongst the highest individual ODI scores in England. Richards and Guptill scored 189* while Sourav Ganguly scored 183 in the 1999 World Cup.

Highest individual score in England in ODI cricket:

(Stats as on September 27, 2017).

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