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Australia vs England Only ODI 1971 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Australia vs England Only ODI 1971


Watch the highlights of Australia vs England Only ODI 1971 - England tour of Australia one & only first ever ODI match played between England and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne in 05th January 1971.

Australia vs England Only ODI 1971 Highlights
Ian Chappell plays a shot © The Age

Three-wicket hauls from Ashley Mallett and Keith Stackpole before Ian Chappell's maiden half-century and Doug Walters' superb 41 helped to Australia registered first ever ODI win over England, despite a John Edrich's epic fifty in a historic game of the first-ever One-day international cricket match.

Match Stats :
  • This is the first ever One-day international match in cricket history.
  • John Edrich became the first ever batsman to score a fifty in One-day international cricket history.
  • John Edrich became the first ever batsman to score a fifty on debut match in One-day international cricket history.
  • Ian Chappell became the second batsman to score a fifty on debut match in One-day international cricket history.
  • Ian Chappell became the second batsman to score a fifty in One-day internationals after John Edrich.
  • John Edrich became the first player to earned man of the match award in One-day international cricket history.
  • Geoff Boycott became the first ever batsman to faced the ball in One-day international cricket history.
  • Graham McKenzie became the first ever bowler to delivered the ball in One-day international cricket history.
  • Alan Thompson became the first ever bowler to take a wicket in One-day international cricket history.
  • Geoff Boycott became the first ever batsman to caught out in One-day international cricket history.
  • Bill Lawry became the first ever fielder to take a catch in One-day international cricket history.
  • Basil D'Oliveira became the first-ever player to run out in One-day international cricket history.
  • Ray Illingworth became the first-ever player to bowled out in One-day international cricket history.
  • Keith Stackpole became the first-ever bowler to taken wicket with bowled in One-day international cricket history.
  • Keith Stackpole became the first-ever player to dismissed with caught & bowl in One-day international cricket history.
  • Ray Illingworth became the first-ever bowler to take a wicket with caught and bowl in One-day international cricket history.
  • Ian Chappell became the first-ever batsman to stumped out in One-day international cricket history.
  • Ian Chappell became the first-ever player to hit a six in One-day international cricket history.
  • Ian Chappell became the first-ever captain to scored a half-century in One-day international cricket history and also first-ever captain to scored a fifty on debut match in ODIs.
  • Alan Knott became the first-ever wicket-keeper to dismissed with stumped in One-day international cricket history.
  • This match is the 8-balls per over.



England scored 190 for all-out in 39.4 overs with top scorer by John Edrich - who struck 82 off 119-balls on his debut ODI match, Keith Fletcher 24, Alan Knott 24 and Basil D'Oliveira 17.

Australia best bowler by Ashley Mallett picked up 3-wickets for 34-runs in 8-overs including a maiden, Keith Stackpole takes 3-wickets for 40-runs in 8-overs, Graham McKenzie took 2-wickets and one for Alan Thompson.

Australia chased 191-5 in 34.6 overs with top scorer by Ian Chappell - who cracked a 60 off 103-balls on his debut ODI match.

Doug Walters struck 41 off 51-balls including 6-fours, Bill Lawry 27 and Greg Chappell 22 not out.

England best bowler by Ray Illingworth picked up 3-wickets and one for Ken Shuttleworth - Basil D'Oliveira.

John Edrich named Player of the match for his historic batting performance to scored a 82 off 119-balls including 4-fours.