List of Top 5 Highest Totals in ODI World Cup by Team

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The list of top 5 highest totals in ODI World Cup by team will show the teams that have dominated the world cup history. The 2023 ODI will be played in India. A country where pitches have always favored the batters. This year, it is going to be a run feast. 

Fans know that on these pitches, 300 plus totals are going to be the bare minimum and it will be difficult to defend a low-scoring match. 

Take a look at the top 5 highest totals in ODI World Cup that we think will be surpassed in the upcoming ODI World Cup in India.

Top 5 Highest Totals in ODI World Cup History By Team

Interestingly, the highest total that was ever recorded in an ODI World Cup is above 400!

  1. It was Australia who had smashed a total of 417/6 against Afghanistan in Perth at the 2015 ODI World Cup.
  2. The next-best ODI World Cup total came in the 2007 ODI World Cup, where India posted a total of 413/5 against Bermuda.
  3. This score was followed by South Africa’s 411 against Ireland, which came during the 2015 ODI World Cup.
  4. The fourth-highest total also belonged to South Africa when they scored 408/5 against the West Indies in Sydney.
  5. The fifth-highest ODI World Cup total belongs to Sri Lanka, which posted 398 runs against Kenya during the 1996 ODI World Cup.

417/6 (Australia vs Afghanistan): 

On a bouncy track in Perth, Australia was put to bat by Afghanistan.

  • David Warner made full use of the pitch that was on offer and smashed 178 runs in just 133 balls. 
  • His knock was backed by Steve Smith’s 95 and Glenn Maxwell’s 88 as Australia posted this mammoth total on the board.
  • In reply, Afghanistan was all out for 142.

413/5 (India vs Bermuda): 

Just like Australia, India had been sent in to bat by Bermuda. The decision backfired as the pitch seemed true to the bounce and Indian batters cashed in.

  • Virender Sehwag smashed 114 off 87, while Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh scored 83 and 89, respectively. 
  • Sachin Tendulkar scored a fifty, even when he came a little late to bat, as India posted a mammoth target for Bermuda.
  • The minnows were never up for the fight and eventually bundled out for 156, losing the match by 257 runs.

411/4 (South Africa vs Ireland): 

South Africa had won the toss and opted to bat first at Canberra during the 2015 ODI World Cup match.

  • Thanks to Hashim Amla (159 off 128 balls) and Faf du Plessis (109 off 109 balls), South Africa set a target of 412 for Ireland.
  • The Men in Green were never in the chase as they kept on losing one wicket after the other, getting all out for 210.

408/5 (South Africa vs West Indies):

South Africa scored another 400 plus total in the same tournament. The Proteas had batted first after winning the toss.

  • AB de Villiers smashed 162 off just 66 balls and the assault caught the Windies napping. 
  • Before they could understand what had happened, they were chasing a target of 409.
  • In reply, West Indies were all out for 151, losing the game by 257 runs.

398/5 (Sri Lanka vs Kenya):

The final match on this list belongs to the 1996 edition of the ODI World Cup, where Sri Lanka almost touched 400 runs against Kenya at Kandy.

  • Man in form Aravinda De Silva smashed 145 off just 115 and got great support from Asanka Gurusinha (84 off 103) and Arjuna Ranatunga (75 off 40) as Sri Lanka set a target of 399.
  • In reply, Kenya could only muster 254/7.

Final Thoughts on Highest Totals in ODI World Cup

With the advent of T20 cricket, ODI cricket is perhaps the biggest beneficiary.

The slam-dunk hitting in the shortest format has led to that same attitude trickling into 50-over games, which leads to 400-plus totals. In the 2015 ODI World Cup, the 400-mark was touched three times!

With the ODI World Cup coming to India, the pitches will be tailor-made for some hard hitters, which will ensure that more and more games reach at least 300, if not 400.

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FAQ

What is the Highest ODI Total at the ODI World Cup?

Australia’s 417/6 against Afghanistan is the highest ODI Total in the ODI World Cup.

How Many Times Have India Scored More Than 400 in an ODI World Cup?

Just once. This score came against Bermuda.

How Many Times Have 400 Plus Totals Have Been Scored in an ODI World Cup?

On four occasions.