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WATCH – Iyer And Pant Broke 20-year-old record By Tonking Windies Bowlers
By CricShots - Dec 18, 2019 8:36 pm
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Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer came out with their beast mode against a lackluster West Indies bowling attack as they amassed a mammoth 55 runs combinedly in the 46th and the 47th overs as India went on to gather 93 runs in the last six overs to post a challenging 387/5 in 50 overs at the VDCA Stadium in Vizag.

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During the 47th over of the innings, Pant and Iyer took the charge over Roston Chase to slam 31 runs from it, courtesy Iyer’s four massive sixes. In the 46th overs, Pant had smashed Sheldon Cottrell for 24 runs with the help of three fours and a couple of sixes. It’s the most amount of runs off an over in ODIs for India, earlier, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja slammed 29 runs in 1999 against New Zealand in Hyderabad.

While Rishabh Pant hit a 16-ball 39, Iyer blasted 53 runs off 32 deliveries. Both Pant and Iyer’s knocks were laced with three boundaries and four hits into the stands. Earlier, openers Rohit Sharma (159) and KL Rahul (102) slammed respective centuries and laid a solid foundation for the hosts, sharing a 227-run partnership for the opening wicket.

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With the ton, Rohit achieved another milestone as he joined former India skipper Sourav Ganguly and David Warner in the list of most ODI centuries in a calendar year, now only Tendulkar is ahead of Rohit in that stat.

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In the ongoing contest of the three-match series, Rohit slammed his 28th ODI century, which was his seventh ton this year. Both Ganguly and Warner had seven centuries in the year 2000 and 2016 respectively. Former India great Sachin Tendulkar tops the chart for most tons in a year as he had smashed nine centuries in the year 1998.