Parthiv Patel is one of the most underrated players to have played for India. He was a wicket keeper batter and he was in the team for a few years. He was not able to make any international hundreds but his Wicket keeping was top class. He played in 25 Test Matches for India and in those he scored 934 runs at an average of 31.13. He made 6 Half centuries in his test career. He also played in 38 ODIs for India and in those he made 736 runs and he hit 4 half centuries in ODIs.
Let’s look at the Top 5 Best Batting Performances of Parthiv Patel
1) 62 vs Australia (2004)
This was the first half century that Parthiv Patel hit in test cricket. This was in the 2004 Test Match at Sydney where Sachin Tendulkar hit 241*. Parthiv Patel was in a very attacking mood and he hit the Australia Bowlers out of the world. He smashed 11 fours in this innings meaning 44 runs in boundaries alone. Parthiv Patel had an incredible strike rate of 124 in this innings and this was in test cricket. Truly a great half century to establish himself in test cricket.
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2) 69 vs Pakistan (2004)
This was his third half century in test cricket and this was against Pakistan in Pakistan. This time Parthiv Patel was opening the batting for India and he played 141 balls to hit 69 runs. He hit 10 fours in this innings meaning 40 runs in boundaries. He liked hitting a lot of fours in his test innings and he had a strike rate of 49 in this innings. India won this test match by an innings and 131 runs. Parthiv Patel had established himself as a reliable batter at the top of the order.
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3) 71 vs England (2016)
This was his highest score in test cricket and came during the later stages of his career. This was in a test match against England. Parthiv Patel was again at the top of the order and this time he played for 112 balls and he smashed 7 fours in this innings. He hit 28 runs in boundaries and he had a strike rate of 63.50. Parthiv Patel was a batter who gave India a good start and India won the match by an innings and 75 runs.
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4) 95 vs England (2011)
This is the highest ODI and international score in the career of Parthiv Patel and it came in difficult batting conditions in England. India were batting first and Parthiv Patel took the attack to the England batting. He made 95 from 107 balls and he hit 12 fours in this innings meaning 48 runs in boundaries. He had a strike rate of 89 in this innings and although the match was a no contest, this innings of Parthiv Patel will always be special to him.
5) 56* vs New Zealand (2010)
The last innings of Parthiv Patel in this list is the match winning knock that he played against New Zealand in 2010. Parthiv Patel was in great form at this time and India were chasing. Parthiv Patel hit 56* from just 70 balls and he hit 6 fours and 1 six in this innings meaning 30 runs in boundaries. He had a strike rate of 80 in this match and India won this match by 8 wickets. Parthiv Patel had no Hundreds in his career but he has played a lot of important and match winning performances in overseas conditions.
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