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One-Day Internationals: 3000 and counting!

Last updated on: June 23, 2010 16:42 IST

The first ODI of the five-match series between England and Australia at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, on Wednesday, marked a historic occasion for the One-Day Internationals.

This was the 3000th match in the history of ODIs. 

By a quirk of fate, the 3000th ODI was played between the sides who contested the first ever ODI in 1971.

It took ODIs nearly 10 years to complete century of matches. The first 1000 matches were completed in a span of more than 24 years. The next 1000 took a little less than seven years, while the next 1000 needed just over seven years!

Here is a chronology of ODIs' milestone matches:

No. Date Venue Series Teams Result
1st 05.01.1971 Melbourne England in Aus Aus v Eng Aus (5 wkts)
100th 18.12.1980 Sydney World Series Cup Aus v Ind Aus (9 wkts)
500th 22.01.1988 Gwalior WI in India Ind v WI WI (73 runs)
1000th 24/25.05.1995 Nottingham WI in England Eng v WI WI (5 wkts)
1500th 16.09.1999 Toronto DMC Trophy Pak v WI Pak (15 runs)
2000th 10.04.2003 Sharjah Sharjah Cup Pak v Zim Pak (8 wkts)
2500th 02.02.2007 Nairobi World Cricket League Ned v Scot Scot (2 runs)
3000th 22.06.2010 Rose Bowl Aus in England Eng v Aus Eng (4 wkts)

Rajneesh Gupta