Australian batsmen, who made mincemeat of the listless Indian bowling attack at Jaipur in the second ODI to post a massive 359 for 5 on Wednesday, also set a new world record in the process with their top five compiling individual half centuries.

For the first time in ODIs, the top five Australian batsmen — Aaron Finch (50), Phil Hughes (83), Shane Watson (59), captain George Bailey (92 not out) and Glen Maxwell (53) — scored fifties which is a world record, according to statistician H.R. Gopalakrishna.

It’s also only the second occasion of five batsmen scoring fifties in an ODI game.

Pakistan’s Nasir Jamshed (61), Younis Khan (79), Mohammad Yousuf (72), Shoaib Malik (63) and Misbah-ul-Haq (55) – batting at positions two to six – had scored fifties against Zimbabwe in an ODI at Karachi on January 21, 2008.

source: thehindu