ODI World Cup 2023: Dawid Malan Breaks Several Records in Dharamsala; Joe Root Becomes England's Highest WC Run-Getter
Joe Root shot to the top of the England World Cup batting rankings after his outstanding performance against Bangladesh. With an astounding 917 runs in just 19 games, Root has cemented himself as England's top run scorer in the esteemed competition.
The incredible achievement of Root eclipses that of Graham Gooch, Ian Bell, Allan Lamb, and Graeme Hick.
The list of England's leading scorers in the ODI World Cup is as follows:
1. Joe Root: 19 matches, 917 runs
2. Graham Gooch: 21 games, 897 runs
3. Ian Bell: 21 games, 718 runs
4. Allan Lamb: 19 games, 656 runs
5. Graeme Hick: 20 matches, 635 runs
On the other side, Dawid Malan broke a number of records during the game. At 36 years and 7 days, he became the oldest player from England to reach a century during a World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar, who is 37 years old, holds the all-time record after scoring a century against England in the 2011 World Cup.
Malan also set a new record for the most runs scored by an individual in an ODI match at Dharamsala's HPCA Stadium. In this ground, he also became the fastest batter to reach the 100-run mark.
In the seventh match of the 2023 ODI World Cup, Bangladesh won the toss and chose to field first earlier in the day. England finished the first innings with a dominant total of 364/9.
With a 115-run opening partnership, Malan and Jonny Bairstow (52 off 59 balls) set the tone. Malan and Root then put together a 151-run partnership. With an astounding 140 off 107 balls that included 16 fours and five sixes, Malan spearheaded the attack. With 82 runs, Root attempted to reach his 17th century but was unable to do so.
Bangladesh staged a strong comeback in the last 10 overs, but England looked set to score more than 400 at first. The standout bowler for Bangladesh was Mahedi Hasan, who took four wickets, followed closely by Shoriful Islam, who took three.