Flashback: India’s highest men’s ODI total without an individual century

Often when a team posts a huge total of above 300, there are one or more centurions in that particular one-day international innings. A few of the top-order players do reach the three-figure mark which helps his side in reaching a big total. But in rarity, there are some instances when a team has managed to post a total of above 350 on the board without an individual century. In this article, we look at Asian giants India’s highest-ever ODI score without any of their batters scoring a ton.

India locked horns with West Indies in the ongoing all-format tour with the instance occurring in the third and final one-day international at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad. The visitors won the series opener by a margin of five wickets in Barbados while the home side bounced back to level it 1-1 at the same venue in the second match.

In the decider, West Indies skipper Shai Hope won the toss and decided to field first. Indian openers Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan got off to a solid start as the duo added 143 runs for the opening wicket. The former smashed 85 off 92 which included 11 fours while wicketkeeper-batter Ishan scored 77 off 64 with the help of eight fours and three maximums.

Batting at no. three, Ruturaj Gaikwad got dismissed for just eight while Sanju Samson hit 51 off 41 with two fours and four sixes. Captain Hardik Pandya, who batted at no. five, slammed an unbeaten 70 off just 52 which included four fours and five towering maximums.

T20 specialist Suryakumar Yadav, who is yet to find his rhythm in the ODI format, amassed 35 off 30 with two fours and as many maximums. Barring Gaikwad, all the players helped team India in reaching a total of 351/5 in their allotted 50 overs. Shardul Thakur and Mukesh then picked up four and three wickets respectively as the

tourists won the encounter by a huge margin of 200 runs. Gill won the Player of the Match award with India sealing the series 2-1.