5 Indian batsmen with the most number of centuries while chasing in ODI cricket
Pacing an innings in ODI cricket is an artist's work, more so while chasing a total. Many centuries have been scored while setting up a total but the number of centuries scored while chasing is very few in comparison. History has proved that batsmen find it easy to score runs while batting first, but, scoring big runs while chasing a total in ODIs tests the real character and temperament of a batsman.
India has produced some great ODI batsmen over the years. These batsmen have scored a lot of first inning centuries, but a handful number of them have been able to master the art of scoring centuries while chasing.
On that note, let us take a look at 5 batsmen with the most number of centuries for India while chasing in ODI cricket:
#5 Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag (7 centuries each)
With 11,000 plus runs in one-dayers, Sourav Ganguly is one of the ODI greats for India. Ganguly and Tendulkar were a formidable opening pair during their playing days. The southpaw won many matches for India with his aggressive batting. Ganguly scored 22 centuries during his ODI career out of which 7 were scored while batting second.
One of the most destructive batsmen of all time, Sehwag had a strike of 104 in ODIs. Though he was a bigger match winner in Tests, Sehwag had a good one day career as well. He scored 15 centuries in ODIs, out of which 7 were scored while batting second.
#4 Shikhar Dhawan (8 centuries)
One of the modern day ODI greats, Shikhar Dhawan has an exceptional record in ODIs. Along with Rohit Sharma, he has formed one of the most feared opening partnerships of all time.
Dhawan has scored 15 ODI centuries so far, out of which 8 have been scored in run chases.