India record biggest ODI victory

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

PORT –OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD: India after beaten by Bangladesh last week, came back with a record score and a victory by the largest margin in One-day International cricket when they defeated Bermuda by 257 runs in their group ‘B’ World Cup match here today at the Queen’s Park Oval.Put in by Bermuda, India piled up a mammoth 413 for five in 50 overs, the highest team eaggregate in an ODI. Virender Sehwag scored his eighth ODI hundred and the first in two years by making 114 off 87 deliveries with seventeen fours and three sixes. The man-of-the-match, Sehwag shared a 203-run second-wicket partnership with Sourav Ganguly, going to the crease in the second over after being shuffled down the batting order to No. 3. Ganguly made 89 off 114 balls with six fours and two sixes.Other significant contributions were 83 by Yuvraj Singh off just 46 balls and an unbeaten 57 off 29 balls by Sachin Tendulkar.In reply, Bermuda could score only 156 all out for 156 in 43.1 overs. Among their batsmen, only three could reach double figures, including David Hemp who top scored with 76 off 105 balls. He hit nine fours and one six.Spinner Anil Kumble and pacer Ajit Agarkar, each claimed three for 38 while Zaheer Khan got two wickets

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