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Best Batting performance in ODI: 175* vs Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells (18-6-1983).

It was, probably, the best innings ever to be played in a one-day match. India won the toss and elected to bat in the World Cup match. Kapil Dev came into bat with his side reeling at 17-5. The top five batsmen, which included Sunil Gavaskar, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Mohinder Amarnath and Sandeep Patil, all fell for scores less than 10. Kapil went on to make 175 not out off 138 balls and turn around the match. At that point of time, it was the highest individual score made in a one-day match.

The second highest scorer of the Indian innings was Syed Kirmani, who made 24 not out. Sadly, there is not a single clipping or television footage available of this amazing innings, as the BBC were apparently on a strike that day and did not cover the match. The innings changed India’s fortunes in the 1983 World Cup. And, ironically, it is the only hundred that Kapil scored in one-dayers.