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Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams joins Virat Kohli and Babar Azam in Elite List of Top ODI Run-Scorers

Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams is creating history at the Cricket World Cup Qualifier, demonstrating an extraordinary form unseen in recent years. In a five-innings stretch, Williams has scored 532 ODI runs, the third-highest in One Day International (ODI) history.

Sean Williams has exhibited a run of form that has been nothing short of sensational. He has etched his name onto an elite list in One Day International (ODI) history, which includes cricketers who have scored the most runs in a span of five consecutive innings.

This distinguished list is currently topped by India’s Virat Kohli, who holds the record with a phenomenal 596 runs at a strike rate of 108.56. Pakistan’s Babar Azam trails close behind with a commendable 537 runs. Williams, with his exceptional 532 runs, takes the esteemed third spot on this list. His extraordinary strike rate of 148.60 even surpasses that of Australian cricket icon Matthew Hayden, who scored 529 runs, and Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman with 515 runs.

Williams’ stellar performances, including previous scores of 174, 102*, 91, and 23, have significantly boosted Zimbabwe’s chances of qualifying for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India.

List of Top Records Achieved by Sean Williams so Far:

  • With a staggering 532 runs, Williams holds the record for the third-most runs in five consecutive ODI innings.
  • His 174 against the USA not only represents his highest score in ODIs but also stands as the third-highest individual score for Zimbabwe.
  • The onslaught against the USA also witnessed the most boundaries (five sixes and 21 fours) by a Zimbabwean batter in an ODI innings, adding another feather to Williams’ cap.
  • Scoring three centuries in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023, Williams now has the second-most ODI centuries for Zimbabwe, trailing only Brendan Taylor who has 11.
  • Williams joined the exclusive club of Zimbabwean players with 4,500 ODI runs, becoming only the sixth player from his country to achieve this feat.

Sean Williams’ remarkable form has not only brought him personal accolades but has also bolstered Zimbabwe’s campaign in the World Cup qualifiers. As the tournament continues, cricket fans worldwide will keenly follow the performance of this formidable batter and the significant impact he may have on Zimbabwe’s path to the World Cup.

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