Mohali a jinxed venue for Team India's batsmen?

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Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:11 [IST]
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Bangalore, Jan 23: Is it a curse? No Indian cricketer has recorded a century in ODIs at Mohali so far. Can India break the jinx in the future?

PCA cricket stadium in Mohali has witnessed 6 ODI centuries till date since hosting its first match on Nov 22, 1993 between India and South Africa. Surprisingly no Indian cricketer has scored a century at Mohali.

Mohali, jinxed venue for Indian batsmen?

AB de Villiers (134), Younis Khan (117), Nathan Astle (117), Hashim Amla (113), Devon Smith (107), Upul Tharanga (105) while the most successful Indian cricketer on this ground has been Sachin Tendulkar, who has scored 99 against Pakistan in Nov 2007.

Apart from Sachin Tendulkar, M Azharuddin (94), Sourav Ganguly (86), Suresh Raina (89*), Rohit Sharma (83), Ajay Jadeja (73), Vinod Kambli (86), Rahane (91) have registered a score quite close to a century but haven't been able to reach the three-figure mark.

Probably this is another unusual record that Sachin Tendulkar possesses as he has been the highest run scorer at Mohali in ODIs but failed to score a ton as no Indian cricketer has achieved it till date.

Mohammad Azharuddin - 94 Vs Australia, Nov 1996

Ajinkya Rahane - 91 Vs England, Oct 2011

Suresh Raina - 89* Vs England, Jan 2013

Vinod Kambli - 86 Vs South Africa, Nov 1993

Sourav Ganguly - 86 Vs Zimbabwe, March 2002

Sachin Tendulkar - 85 Vs Pakistan, Mar 2011

Rohit Sharma - 83 Vs England, Jan 2013

Ajay Jadeja - 73 Vs Bangladesh, May 1998

While Indian cricketers have registered 18 half centuries till date, nobody has reached the three-figure mark so far at this ground.


Story first published:  Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 16:54 [IST]
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