August 30, 2016, became a historic day in cricket as not one but many records were broken in a single ODI match.
In the third ODI between Pakistan and England, England’s wickets wouldn’t fall but records kept on tumbling.
While for Pakistan it was one of the worst matches, the Trent Bridge crowd was treated to a hail of records with ODI getting its highest ever of 444, England batsman Alex Hales hitting 171, highest individual ODI score by an English player, and England recording the highest ever ODI total against Pakistan.
England’s Jos Buttler also reached a new milestone by scoring a half-century in 22 balls, the fastest by an English batsman in ODIs, while Joe Root picked up his fifth half-century in a row.
While the English got the best of all record, Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz was on the receiving end with a record 110 runs being scored off his bowling.
Riaz’s dubious 110 runs, is second-worst bowling figures in ODI history and the worst bowling figure by a Pakistan bowler in ODIs.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s last man Mohammad Amir to set a record of his own. He scored 58 runs including 4 sixes, highest score ever by a number 11 player in ODIs.
Truly a day which would not be forgotten by any cricket fan in coming weeks.