Warner and Finch set new World Cup record
Australia openers Aaron Finch and David Warner break an old record of most successive half-century partnerships in World Cups as they hit a new record of achieving it for the fifth successive times against England on Tuesday, June 25 at Lord’s in London.
The previous record was four successive times and made by the duo of Grant Flower and Chris Tavare in 1983, David Boon and Geoff Marsh in the period of 1987-1992, Aamer Sohail and Saeed Anwar in 1996, Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden in the period of 2003-2007. Only another Australian duo Mark Waugh and Ricky Ponting stitched together more successive 50+ stands in World Cups – seven times between 1996-1999 (all for the second wicket).
The Warner-Finch duo hit 50+ stand for the sixth time in 7 matches against England in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
They also set another couple of records. In their 123-run stands, they made a record of highest-ever ODI opening stand for the Australia at Lord’s when their partnership reached at the 83-run mark. Another record set by them was highest ever 100+ opening partnership in the history of World Cup as they reached there for the third time in this World Cup. They have put on hundred stands on three occasions against Pakistan, Bangladesh and England on Tuesday.
Australia made a good start against England as captain Aaron Finch picked up his second century in this World Cup and David Warner continued his good form with his bat with another half-century. But Australia didn’t able to accelerate their good start in the middle overs and lost the way of managing a big total. At the time of writing, Australia are at 259/6 after the end of 47th over of the innings with Alex Carey and Pat Cummins at the crease.
Most consecutive 50+ opening partnerships in WCs
5 D Warner – A Finch (2019) *
4 G Fowler – C Tavare (1983)
4 D Boon – G Marsh (1987-92)
4 A Sohail – S Anwar (1996)
4 A Gilchrist – M Hayden (2003-07)#CWC19 #ENGvAUS #CmonAussie
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Australia are 83/0 at drinks – it's the Aussies' highest-ever men's ODI opening stand at Lord's 🔝
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