Top 10 Memorable ODI Matches in Cricketing History
Cricketing world has witnessed some of the breathtaking games. In ODIs 48 year long history, it has further revealed how a day-long game could entertain one and all.
Since the first ODI between Australia and England on 5th of January 1971, the cricketing narrative has become strong as we have had witnessed an enticing 2019 World Cup finale at Lord’s.
Overall, 4192 ODIs have been played which included spectacular games which kept fans on the edge of their seats. To talk about the most-cherished format, it isn’t that easy to pick a handful of matches.
But by considering the intensity and cracker of the contests, we’ve compiled the ten-most entertaining, greatest ODI matches in cricketing history.
With the World Cup as greatest spectacle, we’ve thoroughly witnessed some remarkable performances given to the importance of those games, particularly in the ODI format.
Let’s have a look at the top 10 memorable ODI matches in cricketing history:
England vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2019 Final at Lord’s:
On 14th of July, 2019 cricketing World had witnessed a most dramatic finale in its history. It will go down as one of the greatest and controversial matches in ODI history.
Well, for the first time since 1996, two teams had a chance to become World Cup champions with hosts England taking on New Zealand. At Lord’s, Kane Williamson led side won the toss and opted to field first. The Black Caps managed to score 241 runs in 50 allotted overs on a double-paced surface.
In response, England huffed and puffed which eventually saw Ben Stokes slamming 98-ball unbeaten 84. He had set a crucial 110-run partnership with Jos Buttler. Thus the hosts ended the regular game on a tie.
During the game, the deflection from Stokes’ bat had witnessed Kumar Dharmasena awarding six runs to the three Lions.
Thereon, the game had witnessed an enthralling super over with both teams ending up scoring 15 apiece. Thus, the hosts won the game on the virtue of boundary count which happened to be 26-17 in England’s favour.
With Kiwis ruing their luck after having oodles of luck to make it to the semi-final, they walked out as people’s champion on one of the greatest nights in sporting history.
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