5 unbelievable coincidences in cricket
Cricket is a game of uncertainties. There is very little to predict in the game, no matter what the situation of the match is.
The game has evolved over the years but still remains the same in terms of the manner in which it is played. The technology might have made the game more effective and efficient, but cricket is still the battle between those 22 yards.
Over the course of time, the game has witnessed some shocking coincidental achievements being scripted.
In this segment, let us have a look at 5 of the most striking coincidences in cricket history.
#5 The same margin of victory when Indian batsmen scored 200 runs in ODIs
On February 24, 2010, India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar created history when he became the first man to touch the 200-run mark in 50-overs format.
He changed the mindset of people with his mind-boggling achievement. Some compared his achievement to be better than Lara's 400.
Due to the Master Blaster's gigantic efforts, India won the match by a huge margin of 153 runs against a strong South African team which had the likes of Kallis and AB de Villiers.
Everybody started to think that 200 runs by an individual is no more an impossibility, and so did India's most dangerous opening batsman Sehwag.
The Delhi lad breached his idol's record and scored a mammoth 219 against West Indies at Holkar stadium in Indore.
The West Indies never showed enough fight to chase down a target of 419. They lost all their wickets for 265, resulting in India winning the match once again by 153 runs.
The same margin of runs (153) was the difference between India and Australia when Rohit Sharma scored an astonishing 209 garnished with a record no of 16 sixes. India won it comfortably in the end.