The champion team England started their journey with a big loss in the 13th ODI World Cup. However, despite losing the match, the team has set a unique world record. No one could write a record in the history of 52 years of ODI. And that record was seen in the opening match of this World Cup.
England and New Zealand face each other at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India on Thursday (October 5) at 2:30 PM. Despite the low attendance in the gallery in the opening match, England’s record and excellent performances by the Kiwi batsmen Devon Conway-Rachin Ravindra made up for it.
In the match, Kiwi captain Tom Latham invited England to bat after winning the toss. The English scored 282 runs by losing 9 wickets in the scheduled 50 overs. And here, for the first time in the history of 4,658 matches, 11 batsmen scored double-digit runs. In other words, none of England scored less than 10 runs against New Zealand. This is not usually seen in cricket matches.
Joe Root scored 77 runs for England. Besides, David Malan 14, Jonny Bairstow 33, Harry Brook 25, Moeen Ali 11, captain Jos Buttler 43, Liam Livingstone 20, Sam Curran 14, Chris Woakes 11, Adil Rashid 15 and Mark Wood 13 runs. Earlier, 10 batsmen from 5 teams have reached double figures in the same match. But this is the first time that 11 people from the same team have reached that figure.