When Was The First ODI Played At The Melbourne Cricket Ground

The first ODI to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was between Australia and England on 5 January 1971. This incidentally was the very first ODI ever played.


Brief Match Stats: Batting first England were bowled out for a score of 190 in 39.4 overs. John Edrich top-scored with an 82 for them. Australia chased down the target in the 35th over and won the match by 5 wickets. Ian Chappell top-scored with a 60 for Australia.

Note that this was a 40 overs-a-side match.