February 27, 2000

Australia's world record

Australia created a new world record when it defeated NewZealand by 48 runs at Christchurch today.It was Australia's 12th consecutive win in One-Day Internationals the longest sequence any side has succeded in maintaining.The previous record was of 11 consecutive wins which Australia shared with two teams prior before this match.WestIndies in 1984-85 and England in 1991-92 had won 11 matches at a trot.Infact Australia has now won 25 matches out of last 29 matches with one match tied and one abandoned.The details :

Most Consecutive Wins

  • 12* Australia (v Ind 12-01-2000 to v NZ 26-02-2000)
  • 11 WestIndies (v Eng 04-06-1984 to v SL 02-02-1985)
  • 11* England (v WI 23-05-1991 to v SA 12-03-1992)
  • 10 WestIndies (v Ind 05-01-1988 to v Pak 30-03-1988)
  • 10 Australia (v Pak 23-02-1990 to v SL 02-05-1990)
  • 10 Pakistan (v Ind 27-04-1990 to v WI 13-11-1990)
  • 10 South Africa (v Eng 13-01-1996 to v Hol 05-03-1996)
  • 10+ Australia (v BD 27-05-1999 to v Ind 28-08-1999)

* excluding one no-result match +excluding one tied match