Ben Dunk top-scored for Tasmania with a knock of 229 from 157 balls © Getty Images
Ben Dunk top-scored for Tasmania with a knock of 229 from 157 balls © Getty Images

Queensland successfully chased down the target of 399 runs set by Tasmania at Sydney. Bharath Seervi compiles the various records created and broken in this match.

The day was the second consecutive high-scoring day in List-A cricket. On October 17, 2014, the Momentum Cup match between Dolphins and Knights at Bloemfontein, South Africa, saw some batting records broken – three 150-plus scores, highest partnership of all time and highest total without the loss of a wicket in 50 overs were some of the records. On October 18, 2014 at Sydney, Australia, there were some more batting records created.

In the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup game between Queensland and Tasmania, the former won the toss and elected to field first. Tim Paine and Ben Dunk opened the inningss for Tasmania. The openers provided a steady start to the innings. The score was 39 at the end of tenth over, 78 at the end of 20th over, 114 in 25 and 163 in 30 overs, without the loss of wicket at any of these stages.

The probability of team getting to a score of around 400 was not so high at this stage. Dunk however, had different plans. He completed his century off 93 balls in the 32nd over with six boundaries and four sixes. Paine also reached his century in the 39th over in 118 balls. The partnership was broken in the 41st over at score of 277.

It became the highest partnership for first wicket in limited-overs cricket in Australia surpassing a 33 year-old record 253-run stand of Rick McCosker and John Dyson for New South Wales against South Australia in 1981-82. He was unstoppable after his century, smashing his next 50 runs in 30 balls in the 42nd over. Dunk got to his double century off 142 balls with 13 fours and 11 sixes. He ended the innings with an unbeaten 229 off 157 balls with 15 fours and 13 sixes. Tasmania set a target of 399 to win for Queensland.

The Queensland openers Usman Khawaja and Chris Hartley got their side off to a flourishing start. They added 81 runs in first 10 overs, 156 in 20 overs, 196 in 25 overs, 241 in 30 overs. It looked as if Queensland would cruise to a comfortable victory, which was the case at the end of the match, chasing the target down in 47.3 overs with seven wickets in hand. Both their openers, like their Tasmanian counterparts, posted centuries. Khawaja reached his ton in 70 balls with 14 fours and two sixes in the 23rd over while Hartley got there in 93 balls in the 32nd over.  The opening stand of 280 runs broke the record set by Paine and Dunk, which was created a few hours ago in the first innings.

Highest successful run chases in List-A cricket (350-plus):

The chase of 399 runs is the second highest run chase in the history of List-A cricket, second only to South Africa’s chase of 435 runs against Australia in an ODI at Johannesburg in 2006. Overall it was the 12th occasion of a 350-plus run score target being chased down successfully. The table below displays the complete list. It includes three instances of ODIs.

Target Score Team Against Venue Date
435 438/9 (49.5) South Africa Australia Johannesburg March 12, 2006
399 402/3 (47.2) Tasmania Queensland Sydney October 18, 2014
392 392/2 (46.2) Karachi Silakot Sialkot March 28, 2004
384 385/6 (48.4) Andhra Goa Bangalore February 24, 2012
360 362/1 (43.3) India Australia Jaipur October 16, 2013
359 359/8 (47.5) Hampshire Surrey The Oval July 15, 2005
359 359/5 (45.3) United Arab Emirates Namibia Windhoek November 28, 2007
358 358/7 (48.3) Mumbai Baroda Pune February 27, 2008
353 356/2 (48.3) Bermuda Uganda Potchefstroom April 13, 2009
351 352/4 (46.4) Victoria New South Wales Sydney November 18, 2012
351 351/4 (49.3) India Australia Nagpur October 30, 2013

 

Highest totals in List-A cricket while chasing (375-plus):

It was the eighth time in List-A cricket that a team scored 375 or more while chasing the opposition’s first innings total. Four of those resulted in wins whereas four in losing cause.

Total Target Team Against Venue Date Result
438/9 (49.5) 435 South Africa Australia Johannesburg March 12, 2006 Won
429/10 (49.5) 497 Glamorgan Surrey The Oval June 19, 2002 Lost
411/8 (50) 415 Sri Lanka India Rajkot December 15, 2009 Lost
402/3 (47.2) 399 Tasmania Queensland Sydney October 18, 2014 Won
398/10 (48.5) 418 Northern Districts Central Districts Hamilton March 6, 2013 Lost
394/10 (48.4) 434 South Africa A India A Pretoria August 12, 2013 Lost
392/2 (46.2) 392 Karachi Silakot Sialkot March 28, 2004 Won
385/6 (48.4) 384 Andhra Goa Bangalore February 24, 2012 Won

Highest match aggregates in List-A cricket:

Exactly 800 runs were scored in the match but only four wickets fell. It is the sixth time a List-A match aggregated over 800 runs. The highest aggregate is 872 runs between Australia and South Africa at Johannesburg in 2006. The only other ODI with 800-plus runs aggregate is between India and Sri Lanka at Rajkot in 2009.

Runs Wkts Overs Run Rate Team 1 Team 2 Venue Date
872 13 99.5 8.73 Australia 434/4 South Africa 438/9 Johannesburg March 12, 2006
867 15 99.5 8.68 Surrey 496/5 Glamorgan 429/10 The Oval June 19, 2002
827 13 98.4 8.38 India A 433/3 South Africa A 394/10 Pretoria August 12, 2013
825 15 100 8.25 India 414/7 Sri Lanka 411/8 Rajkot December 15, 2009
815 16 98.5 8.24 Central Districts 417/6 Northern Districts  398/10 Hamilton March 6, 2013
800 4 97.2 8.21 Tasmania 398/1 Queensland 402/3 Sydney October 18, 2014

Highest individual scores by Australians in List-A cricket (180-plus):

Ben Dunk’s 229* is the third highest individual score in List-A cricket and it is the highest by an Australian. He surpassed Philip Hughes’ 202* for Australia A against South Africa A at Darwin in July 2014.

Runs Balls Batsman For Against Venue Date Result
229* 157 BR Dunk Tasmania Queensland Sydney October 18, 2014 Lost
202* 151 PJ Hughes Australia A South Africa A Darwin July 29, 2014 Won
197 141 DA Warner New South Wales Victoria Sydney October 24, 2013 Won
191 103 DS Lehmann Yorkshire Nottinghamshire Scarborough August 26, 2001 Won
187 129 JP Maher Queensland Western Australia Brisbane Februay 13, 2004 Won
185* 96 SR Watson Australia Bangladesh Dhaka April 11, 2011 Won
181* 166 ML Hayden Australia New Zealand Hamilton February 20, 2007 Won
180* TM Moody Worcestershire Surrey The Oval August 9, 1994 Won

 

Highest individual scores coming in losing cause in List-A cricket (180-plus):

Runs Balls Batsman For Against Venue Date
229* 157 BR Dunk Tasmania Queensland Sydney October 18, 2014
196 113 G Snyman Namibia United Arab Emirates Windhoek November 28, 2007
194* 156 CK Coventry Zimbabwe Bangladesh Bulawayo August 16, 2009
189* 146 JGE Benning Surrey Gloucestershire Bristol June 18, 2006
181 135 RR Hendricks Knights Dolphins Bloemfontein October 17, 2014

Four batsmen, all openers, scored 125-plus in this match. It has happened for the first time ever in List-A cricket.

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)