In modern day cricket the batsmen are not scared of hitting big and innovative strokes, with field restrictions these days helping the cause of the batsmen big time. Cricket is becoming a batsman’s game and these days 300 and above runs are becoming common. There are series in the past where a big runs are being scored by batsman and bowlers had a tough time.
Here are highest run aggregates in 5 match ODI Series:
5. New Zealand v India (2013-14)
A high scoring series played between India and New Zealand played in the year 2013/14. A total of 2813 runs were scored at run rate of 5.86 runs per over. In the first match New Zealand scored 292 for 7 and India lost the match by 24 runs, in the second match New Zealand scored 271 for 7 in 50 overs and India lost the match by 15 runs, in third match New Zealand scored 314 and India scored the same score 314 for 9 as the game was tied, the fourth match India scored 278 and New Zealand chased down the target with ease, in the final match New Zealand made 303 for 5 and India lost the match by 87 runs. New Zealand won the series 4-0
4. India v Sri Lanka (2014-15)
This was another high scoring series. This was played in the year 2014-2015 between India and Sri Lanka. A total of 2822 runs were scored at run rate of 6.02 runs per over. In the first match India scored 363 for 5 and Sri Lanka lost the match by 169 runs, in the second match Sri Lanka scored 274 and India chased down the target with 6 wickets to spare, the third match Sri Lanka scored 247 and India chased down the target with ease, in the fourth match India scored 404/5 and Sri Lanka lost the match by a huge margin of 153 runs and the final match Sri Lanka scored 286 for 8 and India chased down the target with 3 wickets to spare. India won the series 5-0.
3. England v Sri Lanka (2006)
A total of 2860 runs were scored at run rate of 6.01 runs per over. This series was played in England. In the first match Sri Lanka scored 257 for 9 and England lost by 20 runs, in the second match Sri Lanka made 319 for 8 and England lost the match by 46 runs, the third match England made 265 for 7 and Sri Lanka chased down the target easily, in the fourth match Sri Lanka made 318 and England lost the match by 33 runs. The last match of the series England made 321 in 50 overs and Sri Lanka chased down the target with ease. Sri Lanka won the series 5-0.
2. Pakistan v India (2003-04)
This series was played in 2003-04. A total of 2963 runs were scored at a run rate of 6.06. In the first match India scored 349 for 7 while Pakistan almost chased down the target losing by 5 runs. The second match Pakistan made 329 for 6 and India lost the match by 12 runs. In the third match India made 244 for 9 and Pakistan chased down the target with 4 wickets remaining, the fourth match Pakistan made 293 for 9 and India chased down the target with 5 wickets to go. In the last match India made 293 for 7 and Pakistan lost the match by 40 runs. India won the series 3-2.
1. England v New Zealand (2015)
It was the highest aggregate runs scored series in the recently 5 match series completed which was won by England 3-2. In the 5 matches played between these two teams a total of 3151 runs were scored at run rate of 7.15. In the first match England scored 408 and England won that match, second match New Zealand scored 398 and England almost chased it down but lost the match, the third match England scored 302 and New Zeleand chased it down, in the fourth match New Zealand scored a massive 350 and England chased down the target easily. In the deciding match New Zealand made 283 and England chased a revised target of 192 in 26 overs. It was an exciting series between these two teams.
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