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Colin Munro had broken Martin Guptill's record in just 14 minutes!

4 Cricket records which were broken on the same day that they were created

Whenever a cricketer makes his debut on the cricket field, he always has a dream of owning one cricket record to his name in his career. Some players have etched their names in the history books by creating some unbreakable records.


Rohit Sharma has 3 ODI double centuries to his name while the rest of the world has been able to score just 5 ODI double hundreds. Don Bradman had a batting average of 99.94 in Tests, a record which is yet to be broken by any other batsman. England had defeated Canada by 8 wickets and with 277 balls to spare in the year 1979, a record which has been standing for the last 40 years.

But, not all records have the same fate. There have been numerous occasions where a newly created record was broken on the same day or within a few minutes. And so, here are the 4 most short-lived records in cricket history.

#4 Highest individual score in ODI Cricket - Broken on the same day

Glenn Turner broke Dennis Amiss's record on the same day

In the 1975 World Cup, English batsman Dennis Amiss created the record of the highest individual score by scoring 137 off 147 balls against India on 7th June, 1975. However, two group matches were scheduled for that day and in the second match of the day between New Zealand and East Africa, Glenn Turner smashed 171 runs for New Zealand and broke the record which was created just hours before.

Glenn Turner had played 201 balls in that innings and had hit 16 fours and 2 sixes to help New Zealand reach 309/5 in their 60 overs. In reply, East Africa could score only 128 runs as New Zealand won the match by a huge margin of 181 runs.


#3 Highest individual score in a Women's ODI - Broken on the same day

Belinda Clark scored the first ever double century in ODI history

During the 1997 Women's World Cup, England Women battled with the Irish Women's team at Pune where England's opener Charlotte Edwards scored 173 in the first innings helping the English side score 324/3 in their 50 overs.

Lisa Keightley's record of 156 runs was broken by Charlotte Edwards on that day but never did she know that her record would soon be broken just miles away in Mumbai.


The Australian Women's team locked horns with the Danish team at Mumbai and the Australian captain Belinda Clark became the first ever cricketer to score a double hundred in ODI cricket when she played a marathon innings of 229* versus Denmark. Australia set a target of 413 for their opponents, who were bundled out for just 43 in the 2nd innings.

Thus, on 16th December 1997, Charlotte Edwards broke the record of Lisa Keightley but later in the day her record was shattered by Belinda Clark.

#2 Colin Munro broke Martin Guptill's record of the fastest fifty by a New Zealand batsman in just 14 Minutes

New Zealand's Martin Guptill held a record for just 14 minutes!

Sri Lanka and New Zealand battled in a T20 match on 10th January 2016 at Auckland. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to field first. Sri Lanka posted a total of 142/8 on the board after Angelo Matthews' 81 helped them recover from a collapse. Grant Elliot picked 4 wickets in the 1st innings.

When New Zealand came out to bat in the 2nd innings, Martin Guptill destroyed the Sri Lankan bowling attack as he brought up his half-century in just 17 balls and also broke the record of the fastest fifty by a New Zealand batsman. Guptill was dismissed in the 7th over which invited Colin Munro to the crease.

Munro too went berserk and shattered the Sri Lankan bowling attack by amassing 50 runs off just 14 balls, also breaking Martin Guptill's newly created record in the process. Kane Williamson was at the non-striker's end on both the occasions as the Kiwi captain witnessed the same record being created and broken in just 14 minutes.


#1 Highest team total in ODI Cricket - Created by Australia, broken by South Africa in the next 49.5 overs

The most iconic run chase in cricket history

12th March, 2006. South Africa and Australia were all set to play the 5th and final ODI of the series. Both the teams had won 2 matches each earlier in the series and so this match promised to be a thriller. Australia batted first and Ricky Ponting's 164 helped the Aussies score the highest team total in ODI history as they scored 434/4 in their 50 overs.

Set a target of 435 in 50 overs, nobody expected the Proteas side to win that match. However, Graeme Smith's 90 and Herschelle Gibbs' 175 kept them in the hunt. Johan van der Wath's blitzkrieg of 35 runs helped South Africa reach closer to the target and they were left requiring 2 runs to win with 1 wicket in hand and 3 balls to play.

M Ntini took a single and brought Mark Boucher on strike. The wicket-keeper batsman smashed a boundary as South Africa sealed the ODI series and also broke the record of the highest team total in ODI cricket created by the Australians earlier in the match.

South Africa scored 438/9 in the 2nd innings and won the match by 1 wicket.

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