ODI no. 4138
May 17, 2019
The current ODI series between England and Pakistan has been a batting paradise for all players. A few figures:
England 359/4 (in 44.5 overs!)
Today, Pakistan became the first team in history to score 340 or more in three consecutive ODI matches. Then, just a few hours later, England became the second team to do so!
- Pakistan's bowling is utterly mediocre. They likely would have failed to defend 400 in the 2nd ODI. Akram and Younis wept.
- England's bowling isn't that great either. They haven't managed to get Pakistan out in three games. The Indian batsmen are going to give them serious trouble.
- The pitches are made for batting. Never in history have two teams scored 340 or more in three successive innings and there's still one more match to go!
Conclusion: Quite a few batting records will be broken in the upcoming World Cup. Teams like England, Australia, South Africa, and India will likely smash 400+ runs against the weaker sides if they bat first.