Winning an ICC ODI match with the largest no. of balls remaining is not an easy job. It requires the commitment of the whole team. First, they have to take the wickets of the opposition team in a short period of that innings. So by that, they will have a very low total to chase and win the match. Then come in the batting part. In this part, the opening partnership is really necessary and important. Through that partnership and batting, the chasing teams finish the innings in a short time and have the largest margin win by the balls remaining. Here are the top 10 teams who won the match with the largest margin by balls remaining.
1. England – 227 Balls
At no.1 is team ENGLAND in the year 1979. This was an ICC ODI event that year and this match was between England and Canada on 13 June 1979. This match was played at Manchester ground. England registered the largest margin win by balls remaining in that year and it’s still not broken. They scored a total of 46 runs in that match.
2. Sri Lanka – 274 Balls
At no.2 is team SRI LANKA in the year 2001. This was an ICC ODI match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on 8 December 2001. This match was played at the Colombo (SCC) ground. SL won this match with a huge margin of 9 wickets and 274 balls remaining. They scored a total of 39 runs in 4.2 overs.
3. Sri Lanka – 272 Balls
At no.3 is team SRI LANKA in the year 2003. This was during the 2003 world cup event. This was the league match between Sri Lanka and Canada on 19 February 2003. This match was played at the Paarl ground. SL won this match with a 9-wicket margin and chased a very low score of 36 runs by team Canada.
4. Nepal – 268 Balls
At no.4 is team NEPAL in the year 2020. This match is an ICC ODI series between Nepal and USA on 12 February 2020. This match was played at the kirtipur ground. Nepal registered a huge victory with 8 wicket margin and 268 balls remaining by chasing a low total of 35 runs.
5. New Zealand - 264 Balls
At no.5 is team NEW ZEALAND in the year 2007. This was an ICC ODI match between New Zealand and Bangladesh on 31 December 2007. This match was played at the Queenstown ground. Nz scored a total of 94 runs and won the match with a 10 wickets margin and with 264 balls remaining.
6. Australia – 253 Balls
At no.6 is team AUSTRALIA in the year 2004. This was an ODI match between Australia and USA on 13 September 2004. This match was played at the Southampton ground. Australia scored a low chase of 66 runs in that innings and won the match with a 9 wickets margin and 253 balls remaining.
7. New Zealand – 252 Balls
At no .7 is team NEW ZEALAND in the year 2011. This was during the 2011 world cup series in India. This match was between New Zealand and Kenya on 20 February 2011. NZ scored a total of 70 runs in this innings and win the match with 10 wickets margin and 252 balls remaining.
8. New Zealand – 250 Balls
At no.8 is team NEW ZEALAND in the year 2015. This was during the 2015 world cup series. The match was between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on 28 December 2015. This match was played at the Christchurch ground. NZ scored a total of 118 runs in this match with a 10-wicket margin victory.
9. Sri Lanka - 244 Balls
At no. 9 is team Sri Lanka in the year 2004. This match was an ODI series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on 25 April 2004. This match was played at the Harare ground. Sri Lanka scored a total of just 36 runs in this match. They won the match with a 9 wickets margin and 244 balls remaining.
10. Australia – 244 Balls
At no.10 is team AUSTRALIA. In the year 2013. This was an ICC ODI match between Australia and West Indies on 1 February 2013. This match was played at the Perth ground. Australia won the match with 244 balls remaining in the innings and with a 9 wickets margin. They scored a total of 71 runs in that match.