On Friday, there was another record broken as New Zealand’s women’s team posted the highest ODI total when they made a mammoth 490-4 against Ireland.
Kiwi skipper Suzie Bates was the chief-in-wrecker with 151 runs while she shared a first-wicket stand of 172. Madeline Green also made a century to pile more misery on the Irish from which they never really recovered from.
With that new mark, we look back at the highest team scores in each format.
Surrey 496-4 against Gloucestershire, April 2007
Fans at the Oval were left in awe of what they had seen as Surrey set a new world record for a 50-over game. Against Gloucestershire in the Friends Provident Trophy, the signs were already there when Ali Brown and James Benning put on an opening stand of 294. Brown went on to score 176 while Benning hit 152. The score was further boosted by Rikki Clarke’s unbeaten 82 off only 28 balls. In total, 22 sixes and 47 fours were struck during the Surrey innings. In reply, Gloucestershire were all out for 239.
England 443-5 against Pakistan, August 2016
Eoin Morgan’s men clinched their ODI series against Pakistan in some style at Trent Bridge. Momentum was already with the hosts after winning the first two encounters and that form continued in Nottingham. On his home ground, it was indeed home comforts for Alex Hales as the batsman stole the show with an extraordinary 171 runs (off 122 deliveries) while Jos Buttler made England’s fastest-ever fifty with 50 from 22 balls. At the end of their innings, the scoreboard read 443-3 with 59 boundaries scored by England. Pakistan were never really in the game despite scoring 275.
Australia 480-6 against Kenya, January 2002
The Australians could not have asked for a better start to their World Cup campaign as Craig Simmons and Shaun Marsh both scored centuries in a crushing 430-run win. The tournament favourites reached an imposing total of 480-6 with Simmons’ 155 coming from 115 deliveries including 11 sixes. Marsh, son of ex-Test opener Geoff hit 125 from 81 balls. Kenya were just nowhere near their target and were all out for 50.
Australia 209-4 against England, April 2018
It was only two months ago that Australia scored the most runs in a Twenty20 international innings and not only it came in a final, it was even more sweeter considering it came against their fierce rivals England. In the tri-series final in Mumbai, the Australians smashed 209-4 which was remarkable given they were 66-3 after eight overs. But captain Meg Lanning led from the front to hit 88 not out off 45 balls which included 16 fours and a six.
Elyse Villani then came onto the crease and was in blistering form with an unbeaten 55 off 30 balls. For England, nothing went according to plan and reached 152-9 in their 20 overs.
Australia 263-3 against Sri Lanka, 2016
Just like their female counterparts, the Australian’s men’s side are the current holders in the T20 format. Sri Lanka were the unfortunate victims and that too in their own back yard in Pallekele as Glenn Maxwell ran riot with the bat. The Australian smashed an unbeaten 145 from just 65 deliveries, hitting nine sixes and 14 fours. Ironically, they beat Sri Lanka’s 260 total set against Kenya, which was the format’s highest in 2007.
Royal Challengers Bangalore 263-5 against Pune Warriors, April 2013
It’s only ironic that Chris Gayle – one of the most destructive T20 batsmen is on this list with the West Indian lighting up the IPL for RCB with a record-breaking knock. His unbeaten 175 came off 66 deliveries as he took Pune’s bowlers to the cleaners by hitting 17 sixes and 13 fours to set 263-5. Not only was it the highest T20 individual score at the time, he also became the fastest player to score a century, reaching the 100 run mark off 30 deliveries.
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10:45 pm – Scotland beat England by six runs
Scotland defeated world No1 team England by six runs in a high scoring match in Edinburgh on Sunday.
Scotland posted a mammoth 371 for five batting first with Calum MacLeod smashing 140.
Their bowlers then kept thewir cool despite a blazing ton from Jonny Bairstow to win by six runs.
10:30 pm – Windies thrash Sri Lanka
West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by 226 runs in the first Test in Trinidad on Sunday.
Kusal Mendis scored a century but it wasn’t enough as Roston Chase picked up four wickets to seal victory.
Read the report here.
7:15 pm – Jonny Bairstow hits whirlwind century
England opener Jonny Bairstow smashed 105 from just 59 balls to help his team remain on track as they chased a mammoth target of 372 against Scotland in their one-off ODI on Sunday.
England were 175-2 after 20 overs after the Scots posted a record total in Edinburgh.
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7:00 pm – Afghanistan players arrive in Bengaluru
Afghanistan players landed in Bengaluru for their inaugural Test against India which starts on Thursday.
The Afghans enter the Test high on confidence after defeating Bangaldesh 3-0 in a T20 series.
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3.12pm: England concerned over James Anderson shoulder injury as seamer sits out county matches
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2.16pm: Pakistan teenager Shaheen Shah Afridi itching to leave his mark in T20I series against Scotland
The 18-year-old left-armer is the latest product from Pakistan’s impressive assembly line for pace bowlers and will be one to keep an eye on when Pakistan play Scotland in two T20Is in Edinburgh.
“I’m happy about being able retain my place in the Pakistan side and want to perform well in the upcoming series against Scotland,” the youngster said in an interview with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
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12.42pm: Suspended David Warner to turn commentator for Australia’s ODI series against England
Australia’s Channel Nine network announced on Saturday that Warner will be part of the commentary team for the England series with the suspended cricketer set to take over microphone duties from the second ODI.
"I hope Australia gives all of them that chance.”— Herald Sun Sport (@heraldsunsport) June 10, 2018
He might be banned from playing, but Ch 9 hopes viewers give Aussie David Warner a shot when he gets behind the mic.https://t.co/gnVsZLR9ni#cricket #ENGvAUS pic.twitter.com/ymFwsbVMeS
The 31-year-old former vice-captain was handed a 12-month suspension from international and domestic cricket by Cricket Australia along with then skipper Steve Smith for his role in the ball-tampering saga which took place on the tour of South Africa.
Read more HERE
11.02am Physical altercation with Mehidy Hasan the reason Bangladesh dropped Sabbir Rahman for final T20I against Afghanistan
Sabbir was not picked for the final game in the recently concluded T20I series against Afghanistan at Dehradun. Afghanistan went on to whitewash Bangladesh 3-0.
According to a report by Cricbuzz, a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official has confirmed that the 26-year-old was dropped because of disciplinary reasons.
The report states that Sabbir got into a verbal argument with all-rounder Mehidy Hasan during the second T20I which soon ensued into a physical altercation.
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Simona Halep’s long wait for a Grand Slam is finally over after she beat Sloane Stephens in three sets to win the French Open on Saturday.
The World No.1 finally got her hands on the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen trophy following her 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 triumph over the American.
Read Reem Abulleil’s report from Paris here.
Mohamed Salah sent a message to Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that his recovery is going well ahead of the World Cup.
The Liverpool star suffered a shoulder injury in the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in last month’s Champions League final but looks set to be fit for their first World Cup appearance in 1990. Read the full story here.
Away from the World Cup, Nabil Fekir’s expected move to Liverpool has been put on hold over fitness concerns. The Lyon man underwent a medical at Anfield on Friday and already agreed terms with the Champions League runners-up but a medical concern cropped up. More on that story is here.
At Real Madrid, former defender Michel Salgado has given his backing to Guti, who according to reports is in line to replace Zinedine Zidane as head coach. Read what the Spaniard had to say here.
England travel to Scotland for a one-off ODI clash at Edinburgh and Eoin Morgan insists the visitors must not take their opposition lightly as they begin their home summer season with the white ball. Read more here.
Our man Stuart Appleby also takes a closer look at the game. Read his talking points here.
The All Blacks once again dominated on the pitch as they ran out 52-11 winners against France in the opening match of their three Test series at Eden Park.
Read Alex Broun’s talking points here.
Meanwhile in Brisbane, hosts Australia edged Ireland 18-9 in a thrilling game. Read Alex’s analysis here.
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