T20 has changed the way of cricket with stylish shots and power hitting. Here we will witness some of greatest innings putting the highest team score on the board in the history of Cricket World Cup.
The ODI World Cup trophy is still the most coveted limited-overs trophy in the fast-paced world of cricket, even though T20 formats are becoming more famous around the world.
Highest Team Score in Cricket World Cup History
The 50-over World Cup has been held every four years since its start in 1975. It has a long history and tradition that makes it an important event on the international cricket calendar.
1. South Africa vs Sri Lanka – 428/5
Currently South Africa holds the record for highest team total in the history of cricket world cup. South Africa got off to a great start in the 2023 World Cup, breaking the ODI World Cup record with an amazing score of 428/5. They were Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, and Aiden Markram.
They all got hundreds, which helped South Africa easily beat Sri Lanka. Aiden Markram’s performance not only added to the team’s record, it also set a new record for the fastest hundred in World Cup history, beating Kevin O’Brien’s 51-ball hundred from 2011.
2. Australia vs Afghanistan – 417/6
Australia showed how strong they were by scoring an amazing 417/6 against Afghanistan in the 2015 World Cup. David Warner’s great 178 and Steve Smith’s 95 were the main scoring runs that helped Australia win by 275 runs.
Afghanistan’s problems were made worse by Glenn Maxwell’s powerful 88 runs off of 39 balls, which included seven six scores. It was Mitchell Starc’s great bowling that made Australia’s way to victory clear.
3. India vs Bermuda – 413/5
India’s batting skills were on full show when they played Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup. India got a score of 413/5 thanks in large part to the work of Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, and Yuvraj Singh.
Even though Bermuda put in a good effort, India’s huge score was too much to beat. The Indian team’s star-studded lineup played a memorable innings in an event that was otherwise tough for them.
4. South Africa vs Ireland – 411/4
South Africa scored two huge innings totals on their way to the 2015 World Cup. The 411/4 against Ireland stood out. The big win was made possible by Hashim Amla’s 159 and Faf du Plessis’s 109.
David Miller and Rilee Rossouw’s explosive end to the innings made South Africa’s lead even stronger. They set Ireland a difficult goal and secured a 201-run win.
5. South Africa vs West Indies – 408/5
South Africa continued their run-fest in the 2015 World Cup with a huge 408/5 against West Indies. The team won by a huge 257 runs thanks to AB de Villiers’s amazing 162.
AB de Villiers was one of the best limited-overs batters in the game throughout the event. He finished with 482 runs and a strike rate of 144.31, showing how good he is at the game.
6. New Zealand vs Pakistan – 401/6
Even though they lost, New Zealand’s 401/6 against Pakistan in the 2023 World Cup was a brave attempt. The pair between Rachin Ravindra and Kane Williamson made for a strong score, but Fakhar Zaman’s unbeaten hundred was what won the game for Pakistan.
This case added a new twist to the list of scores of 400 or more, showing that a high sum doesn’t always mean victory.
7. South Africa vs England – 399/7
With two spots on this list, it’s clear that South Africa will be the favorite to win the 2023 World Cup. Heinrich Klaasen’s brutal century and Marco Jansen’s aggressive duo helped South Africa beat England by a huge 399 runs.
8. Australia vs Netherlands – 399/8
Australia tied the score against the Netherlands just a few days after South Africa did the same thing against England. David Warner’s hundred and Glenn Maxwell’s ODI record-breaking hundred ended another game with a lot of runs.
9. Sri Lanka vs Kenya – 398/5
A score of 398/5 against Kenya in the 1996 World Cup was the best before scores of 400+. The memorable innings was marked by Aravinda de Silva’s 145 and Arjuna Ranatunga’s explosive end. Sri Lanka’s innings was the best in ODI cricket for ten years, which showed how dominant they were in the 1996 World Cup.
10. England vs Afghanistan – 397/6
England won the 2019 World Cup, and one of their strong runs was 397/6 against Afghanistan. The game will never be the same after Eoin Morgan’s amazing 148, which included 17 sixes.
With 17 sixes, Eoin Morgan set a new record for the most sixes in an ODI innings. This showed how dominant England was and helped them win by 150 runs.
In the ever-changing past of the Cricket World Cup, these historic innings show how the best cricket players have improved and set new records with highest team total.
South Africa has amazed the cricket fans with their brilliant batting performances in the World Cup. Despite that they haven’t won the CWC for their country.