Australian batsmen set new ODI record in Jaipur

Mumbai, News Nation Bureau and agencies | Updated : 16 October 2013, 09:51 PM

Australian batsmen, who hammered Indian bowling attack at Jaipur during the second ODI to post a massive 359 for 5 on Wednesday, also set a new world record in the process with their top five compiling individual half centuries.

For the first time in ODIs, the top five Australian batsmen - Aaron Finch (50), Phil Hughes (83), Shane Watson (59), captain George Bailey (92 not out) and Glen Maxwell (53) - scored fifties which is a world record, according to statistician H R Gopalakrishna.

It's also only the second occasion of five batsmen scoring fifties in an ODI game.

Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed (61), Younis Khan (79), Mohammad Yousuf (72), Shoaib Malik (63) and Misbah-ul-Haq (55) batting at positions two to six - had scored fifties against Zimbabwe in an ODI at Karachi on January 21, 2008.

First Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 08:22 PM
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