Stats: Teams with most 300 plus scores in ODIs
Team India has scored 46 such totals at home and top the list.
Published - Dec 15, 2017 11:57 am | Updated - Dec 15, 2017 12:00 pm
Team India has become the first team to reach 100 scores of 300 or more in the One-Day International format, with their total of 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second ODI at Mohali. Prior to the Indian dominance in the limited-overs format, it was Australia who had the head-start with the most 300’s in the history of the game.
However, in the recent past, the Indian teams in ODI cricket have outshone and outplayed their opposition plundering big scores as the game titled its balance towards the batters. Australia is second on the list with 96 300+ scores, in which they have managed to win 85 games while India could only manage to win 78 of the 100 matches.
Team India is relatively a new-comer to the 300 club as they took nearly 283 ODIs to score their first 300+ score. Their first total worth more than 300 came in the game against Pakistan in April 1996 at Sharjah where they mustered 305 for the loss of five wickets. No other side in world cricket had played half as many ODIs when they scored their maiden team triple hundred.
England and New Zealand were quick to get off the block
The first two countries which got to the 300+ total were England and New Zealand. They scored their maiden 300+ total on 7th June 1975, with England scoring 334 against India, while the Kiwis scored 309 against East Africa.
Australia followed it up in the same year where they scored 328 against Sri Lanka at the Oval which resulted in a win. Pakistan too got their 300+ score in the same year, coming incidentally against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge. India’s 300+ total, which came in the year 1996 was the last amongst the initial Test playing nations list.
India have excelled in the recent decade
India, in the 257 ODIs in the 1990s scored 11 totals more than 300 at an average of 23.36 ODIs to 300. It is only in the 2000’s and 2010’s that India posted 89 300+ totals, taking only 4.76 ODIs to get a total of 300.
The most successful years for India have been 2007 and 2017 where they have posted ten 300+ totals. With 46 such scores by the Indians at home, they top the list, while South Africa follow at 44.
Team India, however, has lost 20 times after they have scored 300+ runs in the game, and thus have a win-loss ratio of 3.90.