481 runs scored by England in the 3rd ODI against Australia — highest ever ODI total. They broke their own record of 444, which came against Pakistan in 2016 at the same venue of Nottingham. Moreover, this is also the 2nd highest total in List A cricket after Surrey’s 496 against Gloucestershire in 2007. In addition, this is also the 2nd highest total in ODI history across gender after New Zealand Women’s 490 against Ireland at Dublin earlier this month.
9.62 runs per over was the scoring rate of England — highest run-rate in the history of ODI in an innings. Previous best was also of England — 8.88 against Pakistan in 2016.
Australian cricketer James Pattinson and wife Kayla Pattinson is expecting their first baby together. They announced the big news on their Instagram account few days back. Kayla posted a photo on Instagram, where Jimmy and she can be seen holding baby shoes. “We’re very excited for our next chapter... Due in October 💫 #babyonboard”. Moments after they announced the news, congratulatory messages started pouring in for the couple.
On this day, back in 2011, after their exit from World Cup 2011, Shane Watson slammed 185 not out from just 96 balls while chasing 230. This knock from Watson included 15 fours and sixes each — 150 runs in boundaries — the then record-breaking feat. Moreover, Watson's unbeaten 185 is till date the highest individual score in an ODI chase, surpassing MS Dhoni's 183 not out. This is also the highest score by an Australian batsman as the previous record was of 181 not out by Matthew Hayden. Watson's strike-rate was of 192.7 in this innings — the highest for an ODI innings of at least 70 deliveries. Thanks to Watson's hammering knock as Australia won the contest with 144 balls spare — the second-quickest chase for a 200-plus score.
It was the second Quarter-final of the ICC World Cup 2011. At Motera, Ahmedabad, Australia had won the toss and elected to bat first against India. The winner of this match would take on Pakistan in the semi-final. Ricky Ponting's century and a fifty from Brad Haddin had taken Australia to 260-6 from their 50 overs. In reply, India were in a spot of bother when they had lost skipper MS Dhoni when the score read 187-5 from 37.3 overs. Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina came together and stitched a wonderful partnership to take India home with 14 balls to spare. Yuvraj won the player of the match award for his all-round display.