Stats: 300+ totals in most consecutive ODI innings
Overall, there are only 13 streaks of a team scoring 300 and more in 3 or more consecutive ODI innings.
Published - Jun 5, 2017 3:07 am | Updated - Jun 5, 2017 3:07 am
Even though the game was reduced to 48 overs, India ended up with 319 for the loss of 3 wickets against Pakistan in their first game of the Champions Trophy 2017. This was their 94th total of 300+ in ODI cricket, only behind Australia’s 95 totals.
India’s last appearance in the ODI format was against England in January earlier this year in a 3-match ODI series at home in which India scored 356/7, 381/6 and 316/9. This meant they scored 300+ in 4 consecutive ODI innings and became only the 4th team to record 300+ totals in 4 or more consecutive ODI innings.
Australia holds the record for most consecutive 300+ ODI totals as they hit 6 in a row in 2007 between February and March. They hit 300+ in the last two ODIs of their bilateral away series against New Zealand and repeated that in their first 4 games of the 2007 World Cup.
The 2nd best 300+ streak was by Sri Lanka who had five 300+ scores in a row in 2006. Their 5 scores of 300+ came across 6 ODIs as one of the games was washed out before their innings started. Sri Lanka’s total of 443/9 against Netherlands, the highest ODI total at that time was one of these five 300+ in a row by them.
Sri Lanka also had 4 totals of 300+ in a row in the 2015 World Cup; the joint 3rd longest streak. England also had a streak of 300+ totals in 4 consecutive games in the 2015 home series against New Zealand.
Overall, there are only 13 streaks of a team scoring 300 and more in 3 or more consecutive ODI innings. Interestingly, 6 of those streaks have come before 2009, a time before Twenty20 cricket started to put on an impact on the ODI format. Sri Lanka and Australia have 3 such streaks each. The first two instances of a team putting on 300+ totals in three consecutive ODI innings was by Pakistan as they did it in 2002 and 2004.
300+ totals in 3 or more consecutive ODI innings:
|Team||300 plus team totals in a row||Period|
|Australia||6||Feb 2007 – Mar 2007|
|Sri Lanka||5||Jul 2006 – Oct 2006|
|Sri Lanka||4||Feb 2015 – Mar 2015|
|India||4*||Jan 2017 – Jun 2017|
|Pakistan||3||Jan 2004 – Mar 2004|
|Australia||3||Feb 2007 – Mar 2007|
|Sri Lanka||3||Jun 2008 – Jul 2008|
|West Indies||3||February 2015|
|New Zealand||3||June 2015|
(Stats as on 4 June 2017)