Top 5 best bowling figure in ODI Cricket history

1). Chaminda Vaas8/19 against Zimbabwe

Chaminda Vaas

Chaminda Vaas

2). Shahid Afridi7/12 against West Indies

Shahid Afridi celebrating after taking wicket

Shahid Afridi celebrating after taking wicket

3). Glenn Macgrath7/15 against Namibia



4). Andy Bichael7/20 against England



5). Muttaih Muralidharan 7/30 against Indians

Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan


AB de Villiers ahead of Virat Kohli in ICC ODI ranking

Proteas captain helped his team to take a series win against India by a splendid performance in the series. He scored a centuries in 3rd ODI which was abandoned due to heavy rain, this helped De Villiers to get the first spot in current ICC ODI rankings.

Kohli did not have a good series as he scored 31 in two innings including a duck. De Villiers hit 189 from three innings. De Villiers struck a century yesterday in Centurion. He is now the top batsman in both ODIs and Tests.

AB De Villiers is now ahead of his IPL teammate Virat Kohli on 2nd position while is another South African teammate Hasim Amla is on 3rd position.

Current ICC ODI Rankings (Batsmen)

  1. AB de Villiers
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Hashim Amla
  4. George Bailey
  5. Kumar Sangakkara
  6. MS Dhoni
  7. Tillakaratne Dilshan
  8. Jonathan Trott
  9. Misbah-ul-Haq
  10. Shikhar Dhawan

Complete list of all international centuries scored by Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli the Indian batting sensation has taken only 112 innings to smash 17 hundreds in ODIs, 58 fewer than Sourav Ganguly who was the fastest to 17 ODI hundreds before him.

List of all Virat-Kohli's Centuries

Virat Kohli Cheers After Century

Here is a complete list of all international centuries scored by him.

ODIs Centuries

  1. Virat Kohli scored his maiden ODI ton, 107 runs off 114 balls against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in 2009.
  2. Unbeaten 102 runs off 92 balls against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium Mirpur, Bangladesh
  3. 118 runs off 121 balls against Australia at ACA-VDCA Stadium Visakhapatnam, India
  4. 105 runs off 104 BALLS against New Zealand at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati, India
  5. Unbeaten 100 runs off just 83 balls against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh
  6. 107 runs off 93 balls against England at SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff, Wales
  7. Unbeaten 112 runs off 98 balls at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, India
  8. 117 runs off 123 balls against West Indies at ACA-VDCA Stadium in Vishakapatnam, India
  9. Unbeaten 133 runs off 86 balls against Sri Lanka at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia
  10. 108 runs off 120 balls against Sri Lanka at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh
  11. 183 runs off 148 balls against Pakistan at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh
  12. 106 runs off 113 balls against Sri Lanka at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa,
  13. Reached his century off 107 balls against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI match played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
  14. 102 runs off 83 balls vs West Indies in a do-or-die match played at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
  15. Reached his century off 102 balls against Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI match played at Harare Sports Club.
  16. Scored 100 runs off just 52 balls – the fastest century by an Indian in ODIs against Australia in the 2nd ODI match
    played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
  17. 115 runs off just 66 balls in the 6th ODI match against Australia played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

Ind vs WI, 2nd ODI – Stats Highlights

MS Dhoni was leading the Republic of India for the Associate in Nursingd fiftieth|a hundred and fiftieth} time in an ODI. He became the second Indian when Mahomet Azharuddin (174) and solely the seventh captain overall to steer his aspect in a hundred and fifty or a lot of games.

Lendl Simmons was taking part in his fiftieth match. He became 51st player from archipelago to try and do therefore.

Virat Kohli became the leading run-scorer in ODIs in 2013, surpassing fellow associate Rohit Sharma’s tally of 1155 runs. At the top of this match, Kohli has mass 1218 runs in thirty matches (Avg fifty eight. 00).

Kohli, whereas in thirty-nine, completed his 2000 runs in ODIs on Indian soil. He became an eleventh player to try and do therefore. Kohli is additionally the second-quickest to accomplish this accomplishment in terms of innings (46), when Sourav Ganguly (45).

Kohli became the fifth Indian to suffer the misfortune of obtaining laid-off on ninety nine in ODIs, when Krish Srikkanth, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar (thrice). Additionally, Virender Sehwag remained undefeated on ninety nine.

Kohli is that the second Indian to be laid-off for ninety nine in ODIs against archipelago when VVS Laxman (at Nagpur in 2002).

Kohli’s score at Visakhapatnam create a motivating reading: 118 vs Australia in 2010; 117 vs archipelago in 2011 and ninety nine vs archipelago during this game.

Ravindra Jadeja’s wicket of tennis player Simmons was his fiftieth in ODIs within the year 2013. He became the primary bowler to achieve this mark this year. Jadeja is additionally solely the third Indian to require fifty wickets in a very civil year, when Anil Kumble (61 wickets in 1996) and Ajit Agarkar (58 wickets in 1998).

Jadeja is that the initial left-arm bowler to require fifty ODI wickets in a very civil year. Irfan Pathan had taken forty seven wickets in 2004. Among the spinners, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan control the record antecedently with forty six wickets in 2010.

The chase was West Indies’ fourth highest palmy chase in ODIs, when 300/3 vs African country at warrior in 2004, 292/6 vs New island at Kingstown in 2002 and 291/5 vs Republic of India at Baroda in 2002.

Source: BCCI

Indian team for South African Tour 2013-14

BCCI has announced the Indian team playing for both ODI and Test series against the South African Tour in the upcoming month.

Zaheer Khan has made a comeback while other seniors like Gambhir, Harbhjan and Sehwag were ignored.

The teams are as follows:


Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Ajinkya Rahane.


Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, R. Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan, Ambati Rayudu, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Ravindra Jadeja.

Ind Vs Aus: Kohli, Sharma and Dhawan guided India to a Historic win

Superlative batting by Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan helped India comfortably chase down Australia’s mammoth target of 359 for five in 43.3 overs and win the second ODI by nine wickets on October 16, 2013 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

virat kohli and rohit sharma 2nd odi ind vs aus

Virat Kohli and Rohit Shrama during their Historic win over Australia

India scored 362 for one to record their highest and the overall second highest ODI chase so far, tying the seven-match ODI series against the visitors 1-1.


100 off 52 balls became the fastest century by an Indian and the seventh fastest ODI hundred.

BRIEF SCORES: Australia 359 for 5 (George Bailey 92*, Phillip Hughes 83, Shane Watson 59, Glenn Maxwell 53, Aaron Finch 50, Vinay Kumar 2-73, R Ashwin 1-50) LOST TO India 362 for 1 in 43.3 overs (Rohit Sharma 141*, Virat Kohli 100*, Shikhar Dhawan 95, James Faulkner 1-60).

Highest innings in T20 internationals Cricket

Highest innings in T20 internationals
Player Runs Balls Strike Rate Opposition Ground Date
Aaron Finch (AUS) 156 63 247.61 England Southampton August 29, 2013
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 123 58 212.06 Bangladesh Pallekele September 21, 2012
Richard Levi (RSA) 117* 51 229.41 New Zealand Hamilton February 19, 2012
Chris Gayle (WI) 117 57 205.26 South Africa Johannesburg September 11, 2007
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 116* 56 207.14 Australia Christchurch February 28, 2010
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI) 104* 57 182.45 Australia Pallekele August 6, 2011
Martin Guptill (NZ) 101* 69 146.37 South Africa East London December 23, 2012
Suresh Raina (IND) 101 60 168.33 South Africa Gros Islet May 2, 2010
Mahela Jayawardene (SRI) 100 64 156.25 Zimbabwe Providence May 3, 2010
Richie Berrington (SCO) 100 58 172.41 Bangladesh The Hague July 24, 2012

Virat Kohli bags Arjuna award

Virat Kohli, who led India to a 5-0 clean-sweep against Zimbabwe recently, was the only cricketer in the list of 15 picked by the awards selection committee yesterday.

kohli bags arjuna award

Getting Arjuna Award is my happiest moment yet, says Virat Kohli

“Really happy to get the Arjuna award. Happiest moment yet. Thank you everyone for the wishes. :),” tweeted the youngster.

Meanwhile, Kohli also received congratulatory messages on his twitter with senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh being among the first send in their wishes.

“@imVkohli you deserve it Cheeku. May u get many more awards. Rab rakha,” said Harbhajan.

Kohli has been a fast-rising star on the Indian cricket horizon, having already made 1175 runs in 18 Tests at an average of 41.96, including four hundreds and six fifties.

His ODI record is as good as Test, having scored 4575 runs in 113 matches at an average of 49.72. He has 15 hundreds and 24 half-centuries in this format.

Kohli has previously led the Indian U19 team to a victorious World Cup campaign in 2008.
Source: indiatoday

List of records set by Chris Gayle and RCB during IPL 2013 match VS PWI

Chris Gayle shredded the record books on Tuesday evening at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Gayle’s sensational 66-ball 175 not out for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in IPL 2013 will go down as one of the greatest knocks in cricket history.
Chris Gayle during his knock of 175 not out

Chris Gayle returns to the pavilion during the innings break after his record 175 not out

Here is the List of records set by Chris Gayle and RCB
  • Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in IPL and Twenty20 history. His 100 took just 30 balls
  • Gayle’s 175 not out is the highest individual score in IPL and T20s
  • Gayle broke Brendon McCullum’s record of 158 not out
  • Gayle also smashed the fastest recorded century in world cricket
  • The Jamaican hit the fastest half century in IPL, in just 17 deliveries
  • Gayle’s 17 sixes in an innings is the most in Twenty20 cricket
  • Gayle has become the first player in IPL history to hit 150 sixes
  • Gayle hit the fastest 150 in IPL, in 53 balls
  • Gayle hit the longest six of IPL 6, at 119 metres
  • RCB’s total of 263/5 in 20 overs is the most by a team in IPL history
  • 263/5 is also the highest team score in T20s
  • 167-run partnership between Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan is the highest for first wicket for RCB
  • 21 sixes in RCB’s innings is a record for a team in T20s RCB recorded the fastest team 100 in IPL, in just 7.5 overs

Here is a ball by ball update of this magnificent innings


Top Ten IPL Bolwers