A decade back and a half back, even scoring 300 runs in the One-Day Internationals was a rare sight. But with the invent of T20 cricket and a shift in the batsmen mindset, even 350+ targets are not safely defended. Hard-hitting batsmen like Virender Sehwag, Sanath Jayasuriya, Alex Hales, and Jos Buttler‘s have made batting look very easy.
With the change in rules, an increase in the size of bats and smaller grounds, the batsmen seem to be enjoying the white-ball cricket. And with the field restrictions into play, scoring 400+ totals is not anymore a tough job for a team. Over the years, we have witnessed many sides achieving the milestone quite a few number of times.
Here are the countries with most 400+ totals in One-Day Internationals:
NEW ZEALAND (1 time)
New Zealand finishes the list to teams to score 400+ totals in the one-day internationals. The Kiwis have reached this landmark only one time and find themselves sixth in the list.
Their only 400+ total came against Ireland in 2008 with two daddy hundred from James Marshall and Brendon McCullum. Ross Taylor also chipped in with a timely half-century. The Black Caps registered 402 for two in their 50 overs before bowling out Ireland for 112 in just 28.4 overs.