Top Cricketing Teams That Have Most 300+ Scores In ODI Cricket
A One Day International (ODI) is a kind of limited-overs cricket game conducted between two international cricket teams. Each team is given a set amount of overs (balls), currently, 50 overs, and the game can take up to 9 hours. The inaugural One-Day International (ODI) match was held in Melbourne in 1971. The match was won by the team Australia by 5 wickets. It took more than four years to achieve the first 300-plus total scores in ODI cricket. In this article, we look at teams that have scored the most 300-plus runs in ODI matches.
Pakistan has competed in 933 ODI matches and got 78 times 300-plus runs, since their debut ODI match on February 11, 1973. On 14 June 1975, the team made their first 300-plus score against Sri Lanka in Nottingham. Pakistan batted first in that match and scored 330 runs before Sri Lanka out for 138 runs. On July 20, 2018, they hit their best score of 399 runs while batting first against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. On other hand, Zimbabwe only managed to make 155 runs.
England became the first cricket team to achieve a 300-plus total when they made a 334/4 score against India at Lord's on June 7, 1975. The team hit 334 runs in batting first before holding India to 132 runs. England has scored 300 runs or more in ODIs in 82 matches since their debut match on 5 January 1971. On June 19, 2018, England scored their maximum runs against Australia in Nottingham. In their first batting, England scored 481 runs which is a world record. Australia was bowled out for 239 runs in opposition.
South Africa has scored 300 or more runs in 85 of its 628 ODI matches since they began playing ODI matches on November 10, 1991. On December 11, 1994, the team got their first in total 300 plus score against New Zealand in Centurion. Before knocking out New Zealand for 233, South Africa batted first and made 314/7. They hit their highest total of 438/9 against Australia in Johannesburg on March 12, 2006, when Australia batted first and set a target of 436 runs to win. On October 25, 2015, they repeated the record against India in Mumbai, where they batted first and made 438/4 before bowling India out for 224 runs.
Since Australia’s first ODI on 5 January 1971, the team has had 111 300-plus runs in 955 matches, with their first playing against Sri Lanka at the Oval on 11 June 1975. They scored 328/5 in their first batting before limiting Sri Lanka to 276/4. On March 12, 2006, they hit their best score of 434/4 while batting first against South Africa in Johannesburg. Surprisingly, the total proved insufficient, and South Africa chased it down with a wicket and a ball to play.
India played their first ODI match on July 13, 1974. The team has played over 1,000 ODIs in total, the most by any team, and has scored 300 or more 120 times. On 15 April 1996, they recorded their first total 300-plus score against Pakistan in Sharjah, which they won by 28 runs after batting first and reaching 305/5. On December 15, 2009, India's highest total of 414/7 against Sri Lanka concluded in a thrilling 3-run win after Sri Lanka was kept to 411/8.