India sets record of playing most number of ODIs

Bulawayo, May 31: India surpassed Australia in playing the most number of One-day Internationals when they crushed Sri Lanka in the tri-nation cricket series here in their 742nd match.

The record-breaking match turned out to be a memorable one as India overhauled the target of 243 with 6.3 overs to spare at the Queens Sports Club yesterday.

Australia have played 741 ODIs so far to hold the second position, while Pakistan are in third place with 715 ODIs.

Fourth in the list are the West Indies (636), followed by Sri Lanka (599) and New Zealand (584).

India played their first ODI on July 13, 1974 — against England in Leeds. India had lost the match by four wickets.