Cricket World Cup Highest Individual Scores : One Day International (ODIs) is a type of format where many record breaking scores are achieved. And being one of the best cricket teams in the world, Indian cricketers have also made their way in the list. We have listed below top 5 individual scores in Cricket World Cup from across the globe.
#1 Chris Gayle – 215 runs (147)
Cricket World Cup Highest Individual Scores : This West Indies player scored an unmatched 215 against Zimbabwe during the 2015 Cricket World Cup making him the highest individual scorer in cricket World Cup history. With his achievement, he broke the record of Gary Kirsten of 188 runs in 1996. Chris Gayle completed 215 runs in 147 balls. His innings had 10 fours and 16 solid sixes.
#2 Gary Kirsten – 188 runs (159)
Cricket World Cup Highest Individual Scores : This South African attained unparallel 188 against UAE during 1995 Cricket World Cup in Rawalpindi. It turned out to be too much for UAE and they could only score 152 runs in 50 overs.
Gary Kirsten accomplished 188 runs in 159 balls with 13 fours and 4 sixes. His record was broken by West Indies Chris Gayle in 2015 and Gary became the second highest individual scorer.
#3 Sourav Ganguly – 183 runs (158 Balls)
Cricket World Cup Highest Individual Scores : During 1999 Cricket World Cup, Sourav Ganguly knocked off Sri Lanka with an incredible 183 runs in 158 balls. He smashed 7 sixes and 17 fours to reach this score. He became the first Indian to score such a massive number. Sri Lanka was in full form to chase this score but Robin Singh had some other plans. He took 5 wickets and Sri Lanka could not win.
#4 Viv Richards – 181 runs (125 Balls)
Cricket World Cup Highest Individual Scores : This West Indies player got 181 runs in 125 balls in Karachi against Sri Lanka during the 1987 Cricket World Cup. His performance made him 4th in the list of highest individual scores. His strike rate was terrific at 144.80. Viv Richards completed this score with 7 sixes and 16 fours. Sri Lanka could only manage 169 for four in 50 overs.
#5 David Warner – 178 runs (133 Balls)
Cricket World Cup Highest Individual Scores : David Warner made his way into the list as the 5th highest individual score in 2015 during the World Cup when Australia was playing against Afghanistan. He piled up 178 runs in 133 balls which included 19 fours and 5 sixes. Afghanistan team struggled to math upto Australia but could only complete 142.
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