The Indian batting unit has been amassing runs for fun over the last few years with the game’s dimensions changing drastically with every passing day. Its completely a batsmen’s game at this day and age and the bowler’s are becoming helpless. Courtesy all these changes in cricket over the years, Indian cricket team achieved a brilliant record on Sunday.
India scored 310 runs in their quota of 43 overs and this happened to be their 96th score of 300 or more, which is the highest in the history of One Day International cricket. India batsmen are having an absolute ball at the Caribbean Islands against a relatively weak Windies bowling line up and they will look to consolidate the lead that they have in this tally.
Australia too have a power packed batting line up who can register big scores on will. They’ve scored over 300 on 95 occasions and currently are at the second spot. This might not remain the same as the pitches in Australia are favoring the batsmen a lot these days. Most of the cricket grounds in Australia are being used for other sports as well, which is making them use artificial pitches for cricket matches.
South Africa, the world No.1 ranked ODI team, are at third having crossed the 300-run mark 77 times. South Africans have been a part of the ODI cricket since 1991, when their side under Clive Rice made a remarkable comeback to International cricket. It’s really a commendable effort from them to reach this mark at such a quick time whereas Australia and India have been playing ODI cricket since the inception of the format in 1973.
Interestingly, India never crossed the 300 mark in ODIs for a long time after they began playing ODI cricket. India amassed a 300-plus total in ODIs for the first time in 1996 against arch-rivals Pakistan in Sharjah when they smashed 305/5, while their first 400-plus total in the format came against Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup.