Narrowest ODI Results: One-Run Fighters

Hyderabad, India: India defeated South Africa by the narrowest run margin for the 2nd time in two years. Here is a peek into all the ODI matches which resulted into the narrowest run margin result of 1 run.

Out of 25 such ODI, two produced such results due to D/L method. Australia have played the maximum such matches that resulted into 1 run result. Out of 9 matches played against different opponents, Australia has won 4. New Zealand have proved better of Australia in all 3-nerve wrecking matches and won thrice by 1 run.

    Australia def West Indies 2008 (Aus 282/8, WI 281/6) MOM: Andrew Symonds
    Australia def India 1987/88 (Aus 270/6, Ind 269) MOM: Geoffrey Marsh
    Australia def India 1991/92 (Aus 237/9, Ind 234 D/L method) MOM: Dean Jones
    Australia def South Africa 1993/94 (Aus 203/6, SA 202/8) MOM: Andrew Hudson
    Australia def Zimbabwe 2000/01 (Aus 302/5, Zim 301/6) MOM: Damien Martyn

India and New Zealand come second with 7 matches. Both have won 4 matches each. Although when they played against each other, India won the match.

    India def Sri Lanka 1993 (Ind 212/8, SL 211) MOM: Azharuddin
    India def New Zealand 1989/90 (Ind 221, NZ 220) MOM: Kapil Dev
    India def South Africa 2010/11 (Ind 190, SA 189) MOM: Munaf Patel
    India def South Africa 2009/10 (Ind 298/9, SA 297) MOM:Ravindra Jadeja

    New Zealand def Pakistan 1976/77 (NZ 198/8, Pak 197/9) MOM: Glenn TUrner
    New Zealand def Australia 1990/91 (NZ 194/6, Aus 193) MOM: Bryan Young
    New Zealand def Australia 1980/81 (NZ 220/8, Aus 219/7) MOM: John Wright
    New Zealand def Australia 1987/88 (NZ 232/9, Aus 231) MOM: Andrew Jones

South Africa and West Indies have played 6 matches each, winning 3 and 2 matches, respectively.

    South Africa def New Zealand 1997/98 (SA 174/9, NZ 173/7) MOM: Klusener
    South Africa def West Indies 2004/05 (SA 284/6, WI 283) MOM: Langeveldt
    South Africa def England 1999/2000 (SA 204/7, Eng 203/9) MOM: Kallis

    West Indies def India 2006 (WI 198/9, Ind 197) MOM: Sarwan
    West Indies def Australia 1988/89 (WI 220, Aus 219/8) MOM: Desmond Haynes

England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe have played 2 such matches and emerged winner once.

    England def West Indies 2008/09 (Eng 270/7, WI 44/7 D/L Method) MOM: Collingwood
    Pakistan def West Indies 1991/92 (Pak 236/7, WI 235) MOM: Richardson
    Sri Lanka def Australia 2003/04 (SL 245, Aus 244/5) MOM: Vaas
    Zimbabwe def New Zealand 1997/98 (Zim 228/7, NZ 227/9) MOM: Murray Goodwin

Even Associate members like Afghanistan, Ireland, Netherlands and Canada have played 1 match each where 1 run was the victory margin. Afghanistan defeated Canada whereas Ireland defeated Netherlands.

    Ireland def Netherlands 2007 (Ire 210, Net 209/6)
    Afghanistan def Canada 2009/10 (Afg 289/6, Can 288/8) MOM: Mohammad Shahzad

List of ODI Victory by 1 run

With the ODI competition rising, every decade produces more close results. 2011 has just started the trend for current decade. Many more will follow suit.

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