Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch scored jis second consecutive half-century against India © PTI

Mumbai: Oct 16, 2013

Australian batsmen, who made a mincemeat of the listless Indian bowling attack at Jaipur in the second ODI to post a massive 359 for five, 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.