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Coventry equals Anwar's World Record

Published: Monday, August 17, 2009, 9:39 [IST]
 
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Bulawayo: Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry hit an unbeaten 194 from 156 balls to equal the record individual score in ODI's set by Pakistan's Saeed Anwar against India in Indian Independence cup in 1997.

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Had his batting partner Prosper Utseya showed some commonsense and given him the strike in the last over, Conventry would have went on to become the highest individual scorer in ODI history. The 26-year-old Coventry smashed 16 fours and seven sixes in his maiden international ton.

Coventry's effort helped Zimbabwe to reach 312 for eight, but Bangladesh achieved the target with 13 balls to spare, clinching a four-wicket victory to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.

For Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal led the chase with hit eight fours and six sixes in his 154 before being dismissed by Ray Price, who took three wickets.

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