Highest Individual Scores in Successful Chases in World Cup

5 Highest Individual Score in World Cup who help Successful Scores Chases

#1. Lahiru Thirimanne 139* (vs England, 2015)

Sri Lanka’s opener Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara fired on all cylinders in a high scoring affair against England. The duo made the chase like a walk in the park, as both added 212 runs for the second wicket in 28.2 overs only to win the match in 47.2 overs. Lahiru Thirimanne scored his fourth century in ODIs, collecting 139 runs in 143 balls, while Kumar Sangakkara too made a valuable contribution with 117 off 86 balls. Batting first, England posted 309/6 in 50 overs, courtesy a brilliant 121-run knock from Joe Root.

Lahiru Thirimanne 139* (vs England, 2015) Highest Individual Score in World Cup

#2. Stephen Fleming 134* (vs South Africa, 2003)

New Zealand was crushed by South Africans in 1996 and 1999 World Cup matches, as something spectacular was needed from the New Zealanders to bring themselves back in the rivalry. And who better than skipper Stephen Fleming to do the job for them, as he blazed his way to a fine century against the Proteas in 2003 World Cup to steer them home. Chasing a daunting 306, Stephen Fleming singlehandedly took New Zealand home, scoring 134 runs off 132 deliveries. The Southpaw scored as many as 21 fours in his knock.

Stephen Fleming 134* (vs South Africa, 2003) Highest Individual Score in World Cup

#3. Sachin Tendulkar: 127* ( vs Kenya, 1996)

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has had an influential role in almost every World Cup he played in his career. Sachin was a part of as many as six World Cups, which featured some of the best knocks of his career. His 127-run match-winning knock against Kenya in 1996 World Cup was perhaps one of them. Batting first, Kenya piled up 199 runs in fifty overs. India’s openers in the form of Ajay Jadeja and Sachin Tendulkar never let Kenya see a slightest of hope, as the duo put on a 163-run partnership for the opening wicket before Jadeja departed on 53. Sachin Tendulkar played a phenomenal inning of 127 runs off 138 deliveries. He struck as many as 15 fours and one six in his match-winning knock.

Sachin Tendulkar: 127* ( vs Kenya, 1996)

#4. Shakib Al-Hasan: 124* (vs West Indies, 2019)

Bangladesh former Skipper Shakib Al-Hasan has been punching above his weight in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The Southpaw has already struck two centuries in five matches Bangladesh have played so far. While Shakib has played a lot of match-winning innings for Bangladesh in his career, his 124-run knock against West Indies in 2019 World Cup is undoubtedly the best of all. Chasing a 322-run total, he along with Liton Das steered their team to a seven-wicket victory over Windies. Shakib Al-Hasan notched 124 runs off just 99 balls while Liton Das made 94 off 69 balls.

Shakib Al-Hasan: 124* (vs West Indies, 2019)

#5. Rohit Sharma: 140 (vs Pakistan)

Highest Individual Score in World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan might have been ruled out of the World Cup, but his partner Rohit Sharma has been carrying India’s batting weight with ease at the moment. In 3 matches, Rohit has batted so far, he boasts of scores such as 122, 57, and 140. In a crucial match against Pakistan, India’s vice-captain showed his class while playing a typical Rohit Sharma inning. Amidst all the single and twos, the effortless boundaries were on display as he scored a match-winning 140 run innings only to help India win the match by 89 runs.

Rohit Sharma: 140 (vs Pakistan)

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