Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

The ODI Cricket Matches are meant to offer more compact games that are played throughout the day. But, as it happens, cricket is a pretty unpredictable sport, and even after many analyses, it is not possible to know how a match is going to turn out to be, as even the best of teams can be reduced to lick the dust, while unexpected teams can fare well.

Some matches are incredibly close, while some of the matches have huge margins. In some games, the audience is left biting their nails till the very last ball of the last over. But some matches are small, as one of the teams absolutely take over the opponent within a short time. Generally, Good Bowling and fielding plays a big part in making a match short. Here are Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time. Let us take a look.

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

10. New Zealand vs. Pakistan (1986)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

New Zealand and Pakistan fought against each other in the 2nd semi-final of the 1986 Austral-Asia Cup on 15th April 1986, at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium. Pakistan won the toss and chose to field first. New Zealand, in their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 64 runs in 35.5 overs. Pakistani bowler Abdul Qadir, in his 10 over bowling spell out of which 4 overs were maidens, took 4 wickets while giving just 9 runs with an economy rate of 0.90. Pakistan, while chasing the target of 65 runs in the second innings, took just 22.4 overs to score 66 runs without any wicket loss. Pakistan won the match by 10 wickets with 164 balls remaining, and Abdul Qadir was declared player of the match for his inspiring bowling performance.

♦ You May Also Like ⇒ 10 Olympics Skating Pairs

9. India vs. Australia (1981)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

India and Australia fought against each other in the 9th ODI match of the 1981 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup on 8th January 1981, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia. Australia won the toss and opted to field first. India, in their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 63 runs in 25.5 overs. Australian bowler Greg Chappell, in his 9.5 over bowling spell out of which 5 overs were maidens, took 5 wickets while conceding just 15 runs with an economy rate of 1.52. Australia, while chasing the target of 64 runs in the second innings, took just 21 overs to score 64 runs with a single wicket. Australia won the match by 9 wickets with 174 balls remaining, and Greg Chappell was declared player of the match for his jaw-dropping bowling performance.

♦ You May Also Like ⇒ Top 10 Bowlers with Most Five Wickets Hauls in ODI

1 of 9
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

SHARE
A Creative Writer and Painter by heart, and an aspiring Aero-Engineer by brain. A Pursuant of Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering with vivid interest on Technology, Art, Science, Literature, Mythology and almost about everything in this blue planet. While having deep rooted interest in varied subjects, from Sports to Literature, from Art to Computer Games, from Scientific Discoveries to Social Issues, name anything and it will be stored in the brain bank to share tiniest secret available on that subject in this planet. Take a tour of this curious mind which is hopefully enjoyable.