Top 10 Highest Individual Scores By a Batsmen In ODI Match

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Top 10 Highest Individual Scores By a Batsmen In ODI Match


10. Martin Guptill – 189*

Top 10 Highest Individual Scores
Top 10 Highest Individual Scores

During the “Second ODI in England in Southampton in 2013”, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill scored an unbeaten “189 runs in 155 balls” and registered himself as the highest individual runs scorer for the team in an ODI, ahead of “Louis Vincent’s 172”. His knocks also gave New Zealand a series win in England and lost their first home series since 2009.

After batting, Guptill opened the innings and started straight from the word. He scored his “century in 111 balls” and scored his next 89 in 44 balls. He hit “19 fours and 2 sixes” in that innings as New Zealand scored “359 runs”. In return, England could only score “273 runs”.

9. Sir Viv Richards – 189*:

Top 10 Highest Individual Scores
Top 10 Highest Individual Scores

One of the greatest batsmen to have ever played the game scored an unbeaten “189 runs in 1984 against England at Old Trafford”. In an era when scoring a century itself was a big achievement, Ric had amassed “189 off 170 balls” to take the West Indies total to “272 in 55 overs”.

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His dominance was such that the second highest scorer for Windies in the game was Baptiste with “26 runs”. On a pitch where other Caribbean players struggled as “8 out of 11 batsmen” failed to get into double digits, Richards showed his class.

He hit “21 boundaries and 5 sixes”. West Indies won the match by “104 runs” after bowling out England for ‘168’ .

8. Saeed Anwar – 194:

Top 10 Highest Individual Scores
Top 10 Highest Individual Scores

Pakistani opener Saeed Anwar is best known for his knock of “194 against India in 1997”. He kept the record of the highest individual score in the ODI for almost “12 years”.

In “Anwar’s 194, Pakistan scored a total of 327 runs”. In the 19th over, Anwar was struggling to run out and Afridi was the runner up till the end of the innings.

Anwar scored “5 sixes and 22 boundaries” to reach the score in “146 balls”. It was unfortunate that he missed an ODI double because Sachin Tendulkar took his wicket at the end of the game. Pakistan won the match by “35 runs”.

7.Sachin Tendulkar – 200*:

Top 10 Highest Individual Scores
Top 10 Highest Individual Scores

One of the great people of the game, Sachin made another record when he made a “double century to become the first century” in the history of one-day cricket. India’s Superman scored an unbeaten “200 against South Africa in 2010 in Gwalior”.

His 147 balls double century was punished with “25 hits and 3 sixes”. It was his innings and the captain MS Dhoni’s quickly runs was “35 ball 68”, which made India score “401 runs”. Sachin reached his “hundred in 90 balls” and reached “150 points in 118 balls”.

India defeated the match by “153 runs” because South Africa were bowled out for “248 runs”.

6. Rohit Sharma – 208*:

Top 10 Highest Individual Scores By a Batsmen In ODI Match
Top 10 Highest Individual Scores

Rohit, who was captaining the Indian team, smashed unbeaten “208 off 153 balls”. With it he became the second captain after Virender Sehwag to register a double century in ODIs. His knock included “13 fours and 12 sixes”. Rohit raced to 200-run mark in just “36 balls after scoring his hundred”. 

5.  Rohit Sharma – 209:

Top 10 Highest Individual Scores
Top 10 Highest Individual Scores

In the “7th ODI against Australia in Australia’s tour to India in 2013 at Bengaluru” , Rohit Sharma became the third player in the history of ODI cricket to score a double century.

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The highlight of Sharma’s of his knock was the way he built his innings like a crescendo. He scored his “50 in 71 balls” which was scratchy and slow. But soon, he was seen reaching his ton in “114 balls”. He kicked off from there to score his next “50 runs in 36 balls” and the subsequent “50 in just 16 balls” . Rohit was dismissed for “209 runs by Clint McKay” in the last over of the innings.

He hit “16 sixes and 12 boundaries in his 158-ball 209 runs”. India posted 383 and had a close shave as Aussies fell short by just 57 runs.

4. Chris Gayle – 215:

Top 10 Highest Individual Scores
Top 10 Highest Individual Scores

Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score the “first double century in Cricket World Cups” when he hammered Zimbabwe’s hapless bowling unit in the group stage. He was the last name in the list as he scored a brutal double century, the “first in the history of World Cup against Zimbabwe in the 15th Match of the ICC World Cup 2015”. Gayle was finally dismissed for “215 runs” and his innings comprised of “ten boundaries and 16 sixes”.

He helped West Indies score 372 runs and they won the match by 73 runs (D/L method).

3. Virender Sehwag – 219:

Top 10 Highest Individual Scores
Top 10 Highest Individual Scores

The dazzling Indian opener from “Delhi, Virender Sehwag, in 2011 against West Indies at Indore”, became the second player to score an ODI double century, after Sachin Tendulkar. He held the record for the “highest ODI score for 3 years”.

Sehwag bludgeoned the West Indies bowling and had an “opening partnership of 176 runs with Gautam Gambhir”.

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He scored his “century in just 69 balls hitting 10 fours and 5 sixes”. He brought up his “double century in 140 balls by hitting 7 towering maximums and 25 boundaries”.

Sehwag was dismissed in the “47th over off a Kieron Pollard delivery” and was caught by substitute fielder A Martin. India scored “418”, in response to which West Indies could only post “265” giving India a “153-run win”.

2. Martin Guptill – 237*:

Top 10 Highest Individual Scores
Top 10 Highest Individual Scores

Martin Guptill’s unbeaten “237 runs” , makes him the second highest individual score in One-Day Internationals after Rohit Sharma’s “264 runs”. Guptill smashed “24 boundaries and 11 sixes” to bring up the highest individual score of the World Cups, beating “Chris Gayle’s 215” which he scored against Zimbabwe earlier in the tournament.

New Zealand scored “393/6” and won by “143 runs” as West Indies were bowled out for “250 runs”.

1. Rohit Sharma – 264:

Top 10 Highest Individual Scores
Top 10 Highest Individual Scores

Rohit Sharma became the only batsman in the history of the game to score 2 double centuries and the only player to score in excess of “250 in ODIs when he hit 264 against Sri Lanka at Kolkata in November 2014”.

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Having played a maiden off Angelo Mathews at the beginning of the innings, this was his comeback match after 10 weeks. As usual, he started cautiously scoring his “fifty in 72 balls’ but he did up the ante by scoring a run a ball century. He started building a crescendo with 150 coming in 25 balls and his “second ODI double century coming in 151 balls”.

His next “64 runs came in 22 balls” as he ended with a gigantic “264 off 173 balls with 33 fours and 9 sixes to his name”. Courtesy to his knock, India posted 404 and yet again won by “153 runs” as Sri Lanka managed just “251”.

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