Highest and Lowest ODI totals of all the teams

Highest and Lowest ODI totals of all the teams

ODI cricket has witnessed array of high and low scoring games in its history.

2. Australia

434/4 vs SA in 2006

70/10 vs NZ in 1986 |  70/10 vs ENG in 1977 

Australian team
Australian team. (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

This game which is often referred to as ‘THE 438 ODI’ did change ODI cricket forever as it was for the first time a total of four hundred was registered by any team. By winning the toss the Aussie openers Adam Gilchrist and Simon Katich did add a stand of 97 runs.  But it was the skipper Ricky Ponting who played the innings of his life when he made his highest individual score of 164 in ODIs. With all regards to scoring a total in excess of 400 for the first time in ODIs, Australia lost the game, all thanks to the heroics performed by Herschelle Gibbs. 

Speaking about their lowest score, then Australia registered its first joint lowest score of 70 against England at Birmingham in 1977. The Aussies were chasing a score of 171 which came on the back of Greg Chappell and Gary Cosier’s five-wicket haul but were fussed out by English bowling which only allowed three of their batters to reach double-digit scores.

Nine years after their first instance, the Australians tumbled again for the score 70 against New Zealand at Adelaide while chasing an intimidating total of 277. Only two of their batters David Boon (100) and Wayne Philips (22) could reach double-digit scores. 

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