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Highest ODI score at Number 7: Highest individual score by batsman at No. 7 in ODI history

Dixit Bhargav

Highest ODI score at Number 7: Highest individual score by batsman at No. 7 in ODI history

Highest ODI score at Number 7: An all-rounder from New Zealand played a gem of a match-winning innings yesterday.

During the first ODI of the ongoing New Zealand’s tour of Ireland in Dublin, New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell’s spectacular maiden international century came in one of the best comebacks to win an ODI match.

Chasing a 301-run target in their only fifth ODI against Ireland, New Zealand were reduced to 120-5 in the 22nd over. Coming in to bat at this point in time in only his fourth ODI, Bracewell scored a match-winning 127* (82) with the help of 10 fours and seven sixes at a strike rate of 154.87.

With not a lot of support from the other end, it was an archetype one-man show which stole the show at The Village. It was on the 14th delivery that he faced that Bracewell hit his first boundary off Ireland pacer Craig Young. Bracewell hit his first six of the match off Andy McBrine in the 38th over during a 66-ball 61-run seventh-wicket partnership alongside Ish Sodhi (25).

Bracewell, who completed a half-century by running a single off Curtis Campher in the 42nd over, reached to the three-figure mark on the last delivery of the 48th over by running a couple of runs off Young.

Highest ODI score at Number 7

Readers must note that Bracewell registered the sixth-highest ODI score at No. 7 in the history of ODIs yesterday. Second-highest for a New Zealand batter, it is the highest score by a No. 7 batter against and in Ireland.

Luke Ronchi170* (99)171.71New ZealandSri LankaDunedin2015
Marcus Stoinis146* (117)124.78AustraliaNew ZealandAuckland2017
Thisara Perera140 (74)189.18Sri LankaNew ZealandMount Maunganui2019
MS Dhoni139* (97)143.29Asia XIAfrica XIChennai2007
Shaun Pollock130 (110)118.18Africa XIAsia XIBengaluru2007

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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