In pictures: 'Mr Vain' - 8 heroic innings that didn't lead to wins

Updated: Feb 07, 2017, 09:48 IST
  • In pictures: 'Mr Vain' - 8 heroic innings that didn't lead to wins
    Rohit posted the highest individual score against Australia in Australia, eclipsing Sir Viv Richards' 37-year-old record of 153*. He also became the first and only Indian to score a ton at Perth. What followed was brilliant batting in the form of 1 ton each by Steve Smith and George Bailey that rescued the hosts and led them to a comfortable win. (All pics/AFP)
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  • In pictures: 'Mr Vain' - 8 heroic innings that didn't lead to wins
    The master blaster took it upon himself to lead the team chasing down a mammoth total of 350 set up by Australia in 2009. Tendulkar took apart the Aussie bowling line-up thrashing them all over but had no aid from the opposite end. He eventually fell in the 47th over and India lost by just 3 runs.
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  • In pictures: 'Mr Vain' - 8 heroic innings that didn't lead to wins
    Sehwag's brilliant 146-run helped India post a historic total of 414 in 2009 against Sri Lanka. When Dilshan opened the innings for Lanka, little did the opposition know that they would have to put up a tough fight. Dilshan's knock went in vain as the SL batting line-up could not stick for too long and India won the match by a shockingly low margin of 3 runs.
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  • In pictures: 'Mr Vain' - 8 heroic innings that didn't lead to wins
    The England captain led from the front posting while chasing down India's huge total of 338 in 2011 during the World Cup. In the end, the match concluded in a thrilling tie. Strauss went on to win the man of the match.
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  • In pictures: 'Mr Vain' - 8 heroic innings that didn't lead to wins
    The Australian batsman came two down to stay up until the last over and help the team post a huge 350 on board against India at Nagpur in 2013. But India's top 3 (literally ) - Rohit, Dhawan and Kohli together hit one fifty and 2 centuries respectively, to help India pull off a memorable win by 6 wickets.
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  • In pictures: 'Mr Vain' - 8 heroic innings that didn't lead to wins
    The Scottish batsman hit a fine innings last year and led his team to a commanding total of 318. But it was the collective effort of the Bangladesh team, in particular Tamim Iqbal that saw them chase down the total with 6 wickets to spare.
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  • In pictures: 'Mr Vain' - 8 heroic innings that didn't lead to wins
    The West Indian batsman led from opening the innings and was unbeaten against South Africa to help Windies post 304 in 2004. Sadly, an all-round batting show by the Proteas led by Kallis saw the Windies losing the match by 4 wickets.
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  • In pictures: 'Mr Vain' - 8 heroic innings that didn't lead to wins
    Yes he did it before! In 2015, the Mumbai batsman hit a brilliant 150 runs chasing down a total of 304 against South Africa in Kanpur. India went on to lose the match by 5 runs as wickets kept tumbling following Rohit's ouster.
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Rohit Sharma hit a record-breaking unbeaten 171 against Australia in the first ODI at Perth, but India went on to lose the game. We take a look at other instances where the batsman's heroics were unfruitful

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