The influence of two new balls from both ends, revised fielding restrictions, and T20 have transformed the predominant 50-over strategy, turning the ODI revolution of the 1990s inside-out.
In our never-ending quest to expand your cricket knowledge, and increase your chances of winning your weekly pub quiz, here are some snippets of cricketing history that happened this week but in the past.
Brendan Taylor signed off from his international career with Zimbabwe with a majestic century against India at the World Cup in Auckland, but was disappointed that it came in a losing cause.
An unbeaten century from Suresh Raina and a fifty from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni guided India to comfortable six-wicket win over Zimbabwe in their final World Cup Pool match in Auckland on Saturday.
This match sees two teams come into this game with different objectives. India are already assured of first place in the group, while Zimbabwe are going home and want to do well for their departing stand-in skipper Brendan Taylor.