Australia batsmen set new world record in Jaipur

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Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 11:36 [IST]
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Jaipur, Oct 16: Australia batsmen set a new world record during the second One Day International against India at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Wednesday.

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Australia's top five batsmen all scored half centuries to set a new record in ODIs. This is the first time in ODI history that a team's top five batsmen have all gone past 50 runs.

Today's match between India and Australia was the 3,420th ODI.

Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, George Bailey and Glenn Maxwell registered half tons in Jaipur.

As a result of these five batsmen making merry against a clueless Indian bowling attack, Australia posted a massive 359/5 in 50 overs.

Among the five, captain Bailey was the top scorer with 92 off 50 ball. He remained unbeaten.

Finch scored 50 while his opening partner Hughes made 83. Watson hit a 53-ball 59 while Maxwell smashed a quick 53 off 32.

The only other time that a team's five batsmen notched up half centuries was by Pakistan against Zimbabwe in 2008. In that match, batsmen from two to six went past 50.


Story first published:  Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 20:00 [IST]
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