The Men in Blue continued their great run in white-ball cricket, defeating New Zealand by 12 runs in the first one-dayer at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on January 18. They sealed the three-match series with an eight-wicket win in Raipur. The Ireland-Zimbabwe ODI series was tied 1-1 after two games. Australia Women hammered Pakistan Women 3-0 in an ODI series, while India, West Indies, and South Africa are battling it out in a women’s T20I Tri-Series in South Africa. Here’s a recap of the top records created and broken last week.
Multiple records smashed by Shubman Gill in Hyderabad
Team India opener Shubman Gill broke a number records during the first one-dayer against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Wednesday, January 18. The right-hander scored 208 off 149 balls, a knock that featured 19 fours and 9 sixes.
Gill is now the youngest-ever batter to score a double century in ODIs. He scored a 200 at the age of 23 years and 132 days. The previous record was held by Ishan Kishan (24 years and 145 days), who slammed 210 against Bangladesh in Chattogram in December 2022. Rohit Sharma (26 years and 186 days) is third on the list.
Gill also registered the highest individual score against New Zealand in ODIs. The previous best was Sachin Tendulkar’s unbeaten 186 in 1999, which was also scored in Hyderabad. Further, the 23-year-old became the batter with the second-fewest innings to cross the 1000-run mark in ODIs.
Gill needed 19 innings to go past 1000 one-day runs. Pakistan batter Fakhar Zaman (18 innings) is the record holder. Gill now holds the record for the second fastest to 1000 runs jointly with Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq. Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Quinton de Kock, Babar Azam, and Rassie van der Dussen got to the figure in 21 innings.
Gill is also second on the list of Team India batters to complete three ODI centuries in the fewest innings. While the right-handed batter needed 19 innings to score three one-day tons, veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan tops the list. He scored three one-day tons in 17 innings.
Michael Bracewell equals MS Dhoni’s record with a sensational ton in Hyderabad
Gill was not the only batting star in the Hyderabad ODI. New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell scored 140 off only 78 balls as New Zealand made a spirited effort to chase down an imposing target of 350. Bracewell got them close, featuring in a spectacular 162-run stand with Mitchell Santner, who contributed a valiant 57. In the end, New Zealand were all out for 337, going down by 12 runs.
During his special knock, Bracewell equaled a record by MS Dhoni, scoring more than one hundred in ODIs while batting at No. 7 or lower. Before Bracewell, Dhoni was the only batter to score more than one century from No.7 or lower in ODIs.
Bracewell’s second one-day ton, which came off only 57 balls, is the third-fastest hundred by a New Zealand batter in men’s ODIs after Corey James Anderson (36 balls) and Jesse Ryder (46 balls) – both hundreds coming in the same match.
The Kiwi left-hander’s 140 off just 78 balls is the joint-third-highest score by a batter from No.7 or lower in ODIs. Only Luke Ronchi (170* off 99 vs Sri Lanka) and Marcus Stoinis (146* off 117 vs New Zealand) have registered higher scores from No.7 or lower in men’s ODIs. Bracewell shared the record with Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera, who struck 140 off 74 balls against New Zealand. Dhoni also makes it to the list for his 139* off 97 balls for Asia XI vs Africa XI.
Rohit Sharma breaks Dhoni’s six-hitting record
During the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad, Indian captain Rohit Sharma broke the record for most sixes by an Indian batter in the 50-over format in ODIs in India. Dhoni hit 123 sixes during his one-day career in India. Rohit had 125 after the Hyderabad game. Yuvraj Sing is third on the list with 71.
India registered the biggest victory over New Zealand by balls remaining
India chased down a target of 109 against New Zealand in the second ODI in Raipur, losing just two wickets in 20.1 overs. The hosts won the game with 179 balls remaining. This is their biggest win by balls remaining over New Zealand in ODIs. The previous best was with 173 balls remaining in 2010 in Chennai.
Harry Tector is the fastest Ireland batter to 1,000 ODI runs
Ireland batter Harry Tector scored a 61-ball 75 in the second ODI of three-match against Zimbabwe on Saturday, January 21. This was his seventh fifty-plus score in his last eight ODI innings. Tector is now the fastest to reach 1,000 runs in men’s ODIs for Ireland. Tector crossed the 1,000-run mark in his 25th innings, going past Paul Stirling and Ed Joyce (29 each).
Overall, he is the joint-sixth-fastest to reach 1,000 ODI runs. He shares the record with Andrew Jones, Navjot Sidhu, Mike Atherton, Shreyas Iyer, Nasir Jamshed, Aaron Jones, and Gerhard Erasmus.
Beth Mooney registers career-best ODI score
Beth Mooney registered her career-best one-day score of 133 off 105 balls in the third ODI between Australia Women and Pakistan Women in North Sydney Oval on Saturday, January 21. Mooney’s knock featured 14 and four sixes as Australia thumped Pakistan by 101 runs.
The Australia Women opener’s previous best one-day score was an unbeaten 125 off 133 balls against India Women in Mackay in September 2021. Mooney has three hundreds and 13 fifties to her credit in the one-day format.
Amanjot Kaur’s record-breaking debut
India Women cricketer Amanjot Kaur scored an unbeaten 41 off 30 on her debut against South Africa Women in the first match of the tri-series at Buffalo Park in East London on January 19. Kaur’s knock is the second-highest score in women’s cricket for India by a T20I debutant. It is also the highest score by an Indian at No. 7 or lower in women’s T20Is.
Further, Amanjot’s 76-run partnership with Deepti Sharma (33) is the highest sixth-wicket partnership for India in women’s T20Is. The previous record was held by Reema Malhotra and Sulakshana Naik (60 runs) against Australia at Visakhapatnam in 2012.