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When we talk bilateral cricket series, we generally discuss best of 3 or 5 at maximum. A 7 ODI series between two country is a rare. so rare than almost 35 years of oneday cricket and over 500 series, only 18 till date have been best of 7.
The first ever 7 ODI bilateral cricket series was played between West Indies and India back in December of 1987. West Indies were world's best team in those days, and punished Indians by a huge margin of 6-1 (Indians won only the 3rd ODI at Kolkata, thanks to spin twin of Ravi Shastri and Maninder Singh).
Another series to mention here in his longest ODI cricket series is that 8 ODI series between Australia and South Africa after Proteas had come back from 20 year ban from international cricket. As close as it can get, that 1994 series finished 4-4.
Fact : no team has ever all games of a 7 or more ODI series (whitewashed). England came close to achieving that shameful record in India in October 2008, losing back to back 5 games before tour was canceled due to terrorist attack in Mumbai. Only India, England and Srilanka have lost by a huge margin of 6-1.
Who are the other major series special losing streaks? here's the table comprising all 7 ODI series between two country in cricket :-
List updated :- 20 September 2009.