5 ODI records that were broken in 2018
2018 has been another excellent year for cricket as teams competed excellently, giving ardent cricket fans many moments to cherish. From debutants showcasing their skills and veterans proving their worth, to associate nations and players announcing their arrival to the world of cricket, a lot took place in 2018.
In this year of excellence, the quality of ODIs improved a lot, as there were both close low-scoring games and one-sided high scoring chases. The teams, as well as individual players, went on to break many records and achieve new feats as well.
We pick for you the top 5 such ODI records:
#5 England post highest ODI score in an innings
Englishmen were in prime form this year as they went on to defeat top teams without much fuss. England played Australia for a 5-match series at home. In the 3rd ODI, the batsmen made a mockery of the Australian bowling as England played a carnage of an innings that completely slaughtered the hopes of Australia, who were trailing the series by 2-0. Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow scored 147 and 139 runs respectively that assisted England to pile up 481 runs on the board.
They broke their own record of 444/3 which they had made it against Pakistan in 2016. Australia, who were playing without their 2 stalwarts Steven Smith and David Warner, weren’t able to sustain to the England bowling as they were bowled out for just 239 runs giving England a 242-run victory.
Highest ODI scores in men’s cricket:
England 481/6 vs Australia 2018
England 444/3 vs Pakistan 2016
Srilanka 443/9 vs Netherlands 2006