On This Day, April 11: Shane Watson broke MS Dhoni's record for most runs in a chase
On this day, back in 2011, after their exit from World Cup 2011, Shane Watson slammed 185 not out from just 96 balls while chasing 230. This knock from Watson included 15 fours and sixes each — 150 runs in boundaries — the then record-breaking feat. Moreover, Watson's unbeaten 185 is till date the highest individual score in an ODI chase, surpassing MS Dhoni's 183 not out. This is also the highest score by an Australian batsman as the previous record was of 181 not out by Matthew Hayden. Watson's strike-rate was of 192.7 in this innings — the highest for an ODI innings of at least 70 deliveries. Thanks to Watson's hammering knock as Australia won the contest with 144 balls spare — the second-quickest chase for a 200-plus score.