Five ODI Records Which Cannot Be Broken

The One Day International cricket is the second format which has been played now da days. The 50 over format was introduced in 1971, and the first match was played between the arch-rivals England Australia at Melbourne.

The Aussies won the first-ever ODI game by five wickets, and since then, the ODI format has been a popular one in the cricket fraternity.

But the rules in this format have been changed, and there are many rules included in the ODI game. From the jersey color to the new ball usage and the varied boundary line sizes, the 50 over format has constantly been evolving because the ICC is still ensured about the rules which they have made, and to keep the game intact during the T20 era, the ICC is still thinking about the changes in the ODI format.

The ODI format has seen many greats batsman bowlers and fielders. The ODI legends have performed so that it is really difficult to break those records in the fifty-over format of cricket. Today in this segment, we shall let our viewers know about such five records, which cannot be broken.

Misbah Ul Haq – The former Pakistani captain has smashed 5122 runs in the fifty-over format and that too without scoring a single ODI ton. He scored that many runs in 149 matches, and he had an average of 43.40.

Misbah Ul Haq
Misbah Ul Haq

Misbah has batted from number three to six batting positions in the ODI games for Pakistan, and he also has recorded 42 half-centuries to his name. But Misbah had missed many opportunities to score an ODI hundred. So he holds a weird record of scoring the most runs in the ODI format without scoring an ODI century.

Ricky Pointing – The former Aussie captain, Ricky Pointing is the most successful captain to lead Australia. The punter had led the Aussies team to the most ODI matches as the captain. He has captained the Australian Team for 230 matches in the fifty-over format, and he won 165 matches and lost 51 of them.

Only MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming have captained for more than 200 games for the country. Ricky has scored more than 13,000 runs in ODIs and Test matches. Under his captaincy, Australia was the dominant force in world cricket. Pointing was a part of three world cup wins. In 1999, he won the world cup as a player. But in 2003 and 2007, Ricky Pointing won the WC as a captain of Australia. 

Australia – The Team which was a dominant force in cricketing history. Australia won five world cup in all. But they won three back-to-back world cup tournaments. Allan Border was the first Aussie captain to win a world cup, which happened in 1987.

But from 1999 onwards, the Aussies won three consecutive world cups. First, Steve Waugh won it in 1999 in England, and then it was followed by Ricky Pointing’s twin world cup wins in 2003 and 2007.

Chaminda Vaas – The pace bowler from Sri Lanka, Chaminda Vaas is the only bowler to take eight wickets in an ODI match. Chaminda Vaas created this unbreakable record against Zimbabwe in 2001 at Colombo, where he bagged an eight-wicket haul to his name.

Chaminda Vaas
Chaminda Vaas

However, this record remains to be unbroken as there have been eleven bowlers who have ended up with seven wickets. But none of them has crossed the eight wickets barrier and equaled the record of Vaas in the ODI cricket history. 

Muttiah Muralitharan – In ODI cricket history, Sachin Tendulkar is the batsman who has scored the most runs and international centuries. But with the ball, it is the Lankan legend who has picked up more wickets in this traditional fifty-over format.

Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in the fifty-over format. He has taken 534 ODI wickets to his name, and this record, too, will be stayed unbroken for the years to come.  

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