Winning in an International Cricket match for so many a times is not at all a child’s play, let alone the format as short and tentative as ODI. Here is a list of few such huge victories in ODI by oppositions –

 

Australia vs. New Zealand (85) – Team Australia has always taken away the credit from their island brothers, New Zealand. The Kiwis, in spite of a lot of finest cricketers produced since ages, proved to be not enough in front of the fellow Aussies. The One Day Internationals (ODIs), since ages, has been dominated by the baggy greens. Players of the ranks like Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, Damien Martin, Andrew Symonds, Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh, Darren Lehmann, Michael Bevan, Andy Bichel, Shane Warne, Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath dominated the One Day format for the Australians over a prolific period of time, spanning the era of 3 consecutive ICC World Cups in 1999, 2003 and 2007.

 

India vs. Sri Lanka (81) – Indians, when the matter of pride comes forth against the island nation of former Ceylon, has always seemed to get charged up to show their mettle. Be it the magnificent batting of some great names like Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, Saurav Chandi Ganguly, Rahul Sharad Darvid, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir and M. S. Dhoni or the charming spells of some finest bowlers of the name of Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath, India has always dominated over the great counterparts of the Lankan side like Sanath Jayasuriya, Marvan Attapattu, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardhane, Mutthiah Muralidaran, Chaminda Vaas, Aravinda da Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga.

 

Australia vs. England (73) – The mighty Australians again proves their worth against the fellow English. The Queen’s army has been forayed a plenty of times both t their own home grounds as well in the Australian courts. Even with players of immense repute like the names of Marcus Trescothick, Michael Vaughn, Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, Darren Gough, Ashley Giles and Alistair Cook, England could barely cope up against the baggy greens.

 

Pakistan vs. India (72) – The neighbouring nation of Pakistan has always been like a pain in the throat for India, pierced like a thorn amongst many rose-like wins. Players like Saqlain Mushtaq, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Miabah-ul-Haq, Wasim Akram, Saeed Anwar, Imran Khan, Moin Khan, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf made it possible always for the Pakistanis against the Indians, except in the World Cups.

 

Australia vs. West Indies (70) – Team Australia marks its third entry into the list, thereby proving it’s point of how successful and capable the team has been, especially in the span of 1990s and 2000-2008 span. The Caribbean was whitewashed by the Aussie power almost 70 odd times.

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