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

Updated: 07 February, 2017 09:48 IST
  • Rohit Sharma - 171* off 163 ( 13 x 4, 7 x 6)
    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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  • Sachin Tendulkar - 175 off 141 balls ( 19 x 4, 4 x 6)
    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.
    2/8
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan - 160 off 124 balls (20 x 4, 3 x 6)
    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.
    3/8
  • Andrew Strauss - 158 off 145 balls (18 x 4, 1 x 6)
    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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  • George Bailey - 156 off 114 balls (13 x 4, 6 x 6)
    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.
    5/8
  • Kyle Coetzer - 156 off 134 balls (17 x 4, 4 x 6)
    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.
    6/8
  • Chris Gayle - 152* off 153 balls (12 x 4, 3 x 6)
    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.
    7/8
  • Rohit Sharma - 150 off 133 balls (13 x 4, 6 x 6)
    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

First Published: 13 January, 2016 18:19 IST