Top 5 highest individual scores in losing cause in a World Cup match
Updated - Mar 6, 2015 7:52 am
Top 5 highest individual scores in losing cause in a World Cup match: Sometimes an A grade effort from a player goes to waste despite efforts from him and everyone in the team. Big scores, handful of wickets, extremely good fielding efforts sometimes goes in vain and teams lose match.
Here are the Top 5 highest individual scores in a losing cause in World Cup cricket.
5. 137 Sachin Tendulkar v Sri Lanka 1996
India met Sri Lanka in a group match at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. India batted first and scored 271/3 in 50 overs thanks to Sachin Tendulkar’s 137, his highest score at that time. Mohd. Azharuddin also contributed with 72 runs and added 175 runs for the 4th wicket.
But Sri Lanka made light work of the total with Sanath Jayasuriya scoring 79 off 76 balls and Hashan Tillakaratne scored 70 unbeaten runs to take Sri Lanka to victory in 48.4 overs.
So severe was the brutal hitting by Jayasuriya against Manoj Prabhakar, that Prabhakar resorted to bowling off spin bowling in his second spell. He still went for 47 runs off 4 overs, Prabhakar never played again for India and retired from cricket after this match.