5 unwanted ODI records by Top Teams
It has been 46 years since the inception of One-Day International cricket. The first One-Day International was played on 5 January 1971 between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Australia won the match by five wickets and set a record as the first team to win an ODI match. Since then, ODI cricket has beheld a number of records. Can any Country beat Australia's hat-trick World Cup winning record? This is a record which every Australian can proudly say.
However, we are not going to talk about the famous records in this article. This article lists the records that the owning teams would love to erase from the cricketing books.
# 1 Pakistan Vs England, 2016 - most runs conceded in an ODI - 444 Runs
On August 30, 2016, the star-studded Pakistan bowling line-up let England score the highest total in a One-Day International match. The hosts put a tremendous total of 444 against Pakistan in the third ODI match at Nottingham. The previous record was held by Sri Lanka, who had scored 443 against Netherlands at Amstelveen in July 2006.
Alex Hales caused much damage to Pakistan, scoring 171 from 122 balls with 22 fours and four sixes. Wahab Riaz had a nightmare; he conceded 110 runs from his 10 overs.
Riaz now holds the record of the second most runs conceded by a bowler in ODIs. Even Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali went for plenty of runs. Root, Buttler and Morgan scored quickfire half centuries. Pakistan was never in the game as they got bowled out for 275 runs.