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5 best high-scoring ODIs of all time

Manish Pathak
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29.90K   //    09 Jun 2016, 17:40 IST

Over the years, we have been witness to many cliff-hangers in the One Day Internationals. The ones that go down to the wire always remain etched in memories.

If the games are high-scoring and both the teams give it their all, the matches become real humdingers and the crowd gets the money's worth.

One Day Cricket has always been skewed in the favour of batsmen, and thus when the batsmen assume centre stage it is a sight to behold.

We take a look at 5 such high scoring affairs when both teams have given it their all and the eventual result has not been a foregone conclusion after the mountain of runs in the first innings.

New Zealand vs Australia (Hamilton 2007)

Brendon McCullum along with Craig McMillan blasted the Australian bowling attack

Australia: 346/5

New Zealand: 350/9

For all his accomplishments in International cricket, Michael Hussey will never want to remember this series against New Zealand. He was the captain of an Australian side which was blanked 3-0 in the Chappell-Hadlee series.

Australia had already lost the series as they came into this match. But Matthew Hayden's 166-ball 181 helped Australia plunder the Kiwis to notch up 346 in 50 overs.

But such was the confidence seeping through New Zealand that never did they look like giving up during the chase. Craig McMillan (96-ball 117 runs) and Brendon McCullum (91-ball 86 runs) blasted the Aussie bowlers all over and New Zealand got home with 1 wicket to spare. The McMillan-McCullum partnership which was worth 165 runs stole the thunder.

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