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2013 in review: ODIs

India dominated the scene in the Men's game while West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor topped the batting, bowling and allrounder charts in the Women's game

2013 in review: ODIs - Cricket News
India's victory in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 was one of the highlights in ODIs.
A young brigade leading India to glory in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and Pakistan’s series victory on South African soil were just a few of the highlights in One-Day Internationals in 2013. And though the crowds didn't mind playing conditions becoming overtly batsmen-friendly, as demonstrated by the run-feast during the India-Australia series in October-November 2013, a few bowlers might have been left scarred.

India and Pakistan were the busiest, playing 34 matches each out of the 136 ODIs in the year. India validated its position atop the ODI rankings table, with 22 victories to its name in 32 completed matches, followed by Pakistan who won 16 but also lost as many, the most by any team.

There were 59,437 runs scored in 69,684 balls for the loss of 1,939 wickets, at an average of almost 256 runs in a 50-over innings. The extras column contained 267 byes, 1,119 leg-byes, 1,991 wides and 147 no-balls. A total of 5,232 fours and 958 sixes were hit, at an average of more than 38 fours and seven sixes per game.

On the individual front, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli were the men who topped the batting charts. The ICC ODI Allrounder Rankings were topped by Mohammad Hafeez, while Saeed Ajmal topped the bowlers rankings. A total of 77 centuries, 279 fifties and 223 ducks were registered.

2013 was also a busy year for women’s cricket. A total of 56 Women’s ODIs were played. West Indies Women played 21 matches, the most by any team. However, it was also the least successful team, losing nine of those matches. England Women was the most successful team, registering 11 wins.

A total of 19,160 runs were scored off 28,518 balls for the loss of 835 wickets. The extras column contained 104 byes, 286 leg-byes, 977 wides and 75 no-balls. The fours tally was 1910, while the number of sixes stood at 104.

West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor displayed her dominance in the women’s circuit by topping the batting, bowling and allrounder charts. Mithali Raj (India), Sarah Taylor (England), Suzie Bates (New Zealand) and Charlotte Edwards (England) were the other women who topped the batting rankings, while England’s Katherine Brunt topped the bowler’s table.

A total of 17 centuries, 71 fifties and 110 ducks were scored.

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