Anyone who was following the Australia-New Zealand ODI on Jun 2 would have been frustrated with the rain delays-particularly when the rain ended play at an intriguing stage. However, you would have witnessed a couple of new records for No-Result ODIs.
Williamson’s 100 was, however, not a record. It is one of 17 centuries made in these ODIs.
Here you can see all scores of 90+ in No-Result ODIs:
The highest is 140 by Jayasuriya back in 1994. A number of current players as well as Indian players have also scored centuries in these matches. For scores in the 90s, we have Maxwell as well as PA Patel. Also note Vengsarkar’s 94* on 31 Oct 1984. If you see the date you should remember what event caused the match to be abandoned.
However, there was a new record in bowling in no-result ODIs.
5wi in No Result ODIs:
Hazlewood’s 6-52 (including the last 3 wickets in one over) are the best bowling in a no-result ODI. The previous record was 5-22 by MN Hart in a tri-series in India in 1994. This was only the 4th instance of a five-wicket haul in these ODIs.
There was also a fielding record.
3 dismissals in an innings in No Result ODIs:
GJ Maxwell became the first non-keeper to take 4 catches in an innings of a no-result ODI. The earlier record was 3 by several players. The record for dismissals by a keeper is 5, shared by Parore and Jones.
So we see that even a rain-ruined game can see new records being made.
Afterthought: there was also one record equalled for all ODIs:
4 catches by non-keepers in all ODIs:
The record for all ODIs is 5 catches by Jonty Rhodes. It has been achieved several times in Tests.
Until yesterday, Younis Khan was the only one to take 4 catches twice. Now he has been joined by GJ Maxwell, as shown above.