In a World Cup Match, chasing 335, Sunil Gavaskar scored an unbeaten 36 off 174 balls
In a World Cup Match, chasing 335, Sunil Gavaskar scored an unbeaten 36 off 174 balls

In the Prudential World Cup of 1975, in the match between India and England, England set the target of 335 runs in 60 overs. Sunil Gavaskar batted throughout the innings and scored only 36 runs of 174 balls. India managed to score only 132 runs in 60 overs with 7 wickets in hand. This is still the Slowest 36 Runs in ODI.

This was India’s first ever world cup match as well.

About Sunil Gavaskar (from Wikipedia Page)

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer representing India and Bombay from the early 1970s to the late 1980s.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen and one of the best opening batsmen in Test cricket history, Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most Test runs and most Test centuries scored by any batsman.

He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005.

He was the first person to score centuries in both innings of a Test match three times. He was the first Test batsman to score 10,000 Test runs in a career and now stands at number 12 on the group of 13 players with 10,000-plus Test runs.

Gavaskar was widely admired for his technique against fast bowling, with a particularly high average of 65.45 against the West Indies team, who possessed a four-pronged fast bowling attack regarded as the most vicious in Test history.

However, most of Gavaskar’s centuries against West Indies were against their second string team when their four-pronged attack were not playing.[2] His captaincy of the Indian team, however, was less successful.

Turbulent performances of the team led to multiple exchanges of captaincy between Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, with one of Gavaskar’s sackings coming just six months before Kapil led India to victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

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