400+ runs were not scored in the first 35 years of ODI cricket, this charisma happened 21 times in the last 16 years

400+ Runs In ODI: The first ODI match of cricket history was played on 5 January 1971. That is, since then 51 years of ODI cricket have been completed. In the ODI history of these 51 years, 21 times the teams have touched the 400 mark (400+ Runs). The surprising thing is that in the first 35 years out of these 51, 400 runs could not be scored even once, but in the last 16 years this miracle has happened 21 times.

when 400+ runs were scored for the first time
12 March 2006 was the day in the history of cricket when 400+ runs were scored for the first time in ODIs. Not one but two teams scored more than 400 runs on this day and this charisma was seen in a single match. Batting first, Australia scored 434 runs in Johannesburg ODI, in response, South Africa also scored 438 runs for the loss of 9 wickets and won the match. After this historic day, almost every year 400+ runs started being scored in ODI cricket.

South Africa on top in making 400+ scores, India’s second
Proteas team has scored more than 400 runs in ODIs 6 times in the last 16 years. At number two is the team of India and England, who have crossed this figure 5-5 times. India had touched this figure for the first time in the 2007 World Cup against Bermuda. Team India scored 413 runs for the loss of 5 wickets against Bermuda. Apart from these three teams, Australia and Sri Lanka have crossed the 400 mark 2-2 times. New Zealand has also scored 400+ once.

England’s highest score in ODI cricket
In the match played between England and Netherlands at Amstelveen on 17 June 2022, England, batting first, scored 498 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. put it. This is the highest score ever in ODI cricket. Even before this, the biggest score of ODI cricket was recorded in the name of England only. Not only this, England occupies the first three places in the top-5 highest score of ODIs. In the year 2018, the English team scored 481 runs for the loss of 6 wickets against Australia in Nottingham. Earlier, England had scored 444 runs against Pakistan in the one-day match played in Nottingham in 2016.

Why so many 400+ runs are made now
Cricket experts believe that now pitches are more helpful to the batsmen than before. This is the first reason for scoring 400+ runs again and again in ODIs. After this, the effect of T20 cricket is visible on ODIs. If you analyze, you will find that from the year 2005, T20 cricket started being played at the international level and after this 400 runs started being scored in ODIs. In T20, the batsmen invented new shots to score fast runs, which proved to be effective in ODIs as well. Now players have many types of shots to hit the balls. This is the reason why 400+ runs have been scored in ODIs 21 times in the last 16 years.

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