Many brilliant Innings in ODI Cricket have been played by different batsmans. Teams are able to win match because of that innings and many times knock have went in vain as teams have lost the games despite the quality knocks.
Here are some ODI innings that come under loosing cause:-
Matthew Hayden’s 181*(166) vs New Zealand, Hamilton, 2007.
Decider of the 3-match odi series between Australia and New Zealand. Australia won the toss and opt to bat. Matthew Hayden played the innings of his life as he hit 181 runs of 166 balls including 11 fours and 10 sixes. His knock helped Australia to post a mammoth 346 runs.
Chasing 347, NZ were reduced to 41/4 after 9 overs. From that situation NZ made an outstanding comeback to the match with the help of a 165-runs partnership between Craig McMillan and Brendon Mccullum. NZ won the match by just 1 wicket and with just 3 balls to spare. But it was an outstanding inning from Matthew Hayden in a losing cause.