One Day Cricket
The one day cricket game has evolved from its beginnings around the time of the world series cricket of the 1970s and is now the most watched and most exciting form of the game. Teams currently play 50 overs each.
In March 2006, one of the greatest one-day matches ever was played in South Africa. Australia blasted to a new world record total score of 434, the first time a team had passed the 400 run mark in the 50 over verision of the game. The best previous score was 5-398 by Sri Lanka against Kenya at Kandy in 1995-96. This record was not to last for long, as South Africa replied with a thrilling 435 to achieve the target in the last over with a wicket to spare.
In the Australian innings, the highlight was Ricky Ponting's 164 off 105 balls, including nine sixes. Support came from Mike Hussey (81 off 51), Simon Katich (79 off 90) and Adam Gilchrist (55 off 44 balls).
In August 2016, England plundered the cricket world record ODI total, scoring 444-3 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge, surpasing the previous record by Sri Lanka's, 443 for nine against Netherlands in July 2006.
- Cricket World Cup