Though we have heard it many times that “Cricket is a very unpredictable game”, most of the times we can predict the result of the game after a crucial period of the match. However, sometimes the unpredictable game theory has been proven in reality as the actual result of the game wasn’t predicted until the last moment of the match.
In ODI history, we have seen many close games, and some of those matches had unbelievable comeback stories for the winning side. So, it is very tough to choose between those matches.
Here we are talking about the top five unbelievable comebacks in ODI history.
Australia vs England at Adelaide on 17th January 2014
(James Faulkner stunned everyone in the dramatic finish)
It was the second ODI of the five-match series, where the hosts Australia were leading that series by 1-0 before that game. After England decided to bat first, they scored 300/8 (50 overs), majorly thanks to Eoin Morgan’s 106 runs.
In reply, Australia were struggling at the chasing from the initial period. When Australia were struggling on 206/7 in 35th over, Faulkner came to bat. Later, the hosts were in more trouble in the 44th over as they were battling on 244/9 and they were still 57 runs behind from the victory from last six overs.
After the last batsman Clint McKay joined the crease, Faulkner decided to charge on loose deliveries and also tried to keep the strikes as much as possible. While Faulkner completed his half-century in 41 balls in the 49th over, Australia were still 12 runs behind from the victory before the beginning of the last over. In the last over, Faulkner smashed three fours on the first three deliveries and secured the remarkable one-wicket victory after remaining not out on 69 runs off 47 balls (3 fours and 5 sixes).