The ICC Cricket World Cup has witnessed a plethora of outstanding team performances over the years. As the grandest stage of one-day international cricket, it is where records are made and broken. The excitement of watching teams rack up mammoth scores is unparalleled. Let's dive into the top 10 highest team totals in World Cup history.
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Top 10 Highest Team Totals in ICC Cricket World Cup Matches
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Written by Anand Swami
Australia vs Afghanistan, 2015
In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Australia faced Afghanistan at the WACA Ground, Perth. Australia set a mammoth total of 417-6 in 50 overs, marking the highest team score in World Cup history. David Warner's exhilarating 178 off 133 balls was the highlight of the match.
India vs Bermuda, 2007
The 2007 World Cup clash between India and Bermuda at Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad, saw India amass a colossal total of 413-5 in 50 overs. Virender Sehwag’s explosive 114 off 87 balls steered India to this monumental score, marking a significant chapter in World Cup history.
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South Africa vs Ireland, 2015
In the 2015 World Cup, South Africa posted a gigantic score of 411-4 in 50 overs against Ireland at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Hashim Amla’s sublime 159 off 128 balls led the Proteas to register one of the highest World Cup totals.
South Africa vs West Indies, 2015
South Africa again made headlines in the 2015 World Cup by scoring 408-5 in 50 overs against West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground. AB de Villiers' breathtaking 162 off 66 balls was the cornerstone of South Africa's commanding total.
Sri Lanka vs Kenya, 1996
In the 1996 World Cup, Sri Lanka amassed 398-5 in 50 overs against Kenya at Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy. Aravinda de Silva’s splendid 145 off 115 balls was instrumental in Sri Lanka's commanding score, showcasing their dominance.
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England vs Afghanistan, 2019
During the 2019 World Cup, England set a formidable total of 397-6 in 50 overs against Afghanistan at Old Trafford, Manchester. Eoin Morgan’s scintillating 148 off 71 balls propelled England to one of the highest scores in World Cup history.
New Zealand vs West Indies, 2015
In the 2015 World Cup, New Zealand scored 393-6 in 50 overs against the West Indies at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Martin Guptill’s phenomenal 237* off 163 balls was the highlight, making it a memorable match.
England vs Bangladesh, 2019
England, in the 2019 World Cup, posted a total of 386-6 in 50 overs against Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Jason Roy's masterful 153 off 121 balls was crucial in setting a huge total for the English side.
Australia vs Bangladesh, 2019
In the 2019 World Cup, Australia accumulated a total of 381-5 in 50 overs against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. David Warner's exceptional 166 off 147 balls was the backbone of Australia’s massive total.
Australia vs South Africa, 2007
In the 2007 World Cup, Australia set a total of 377-6 in 50 overs against South Africa at Warner Park, Basseterre. Matthew Hayden’s outstanding 101 off 68 balls led Australia to a competitive total, cementing their position in the tournament.
The World Cup stage has always been a testament to cricketing brilliance. Teams rise to the occasion, showcasing their batting prowess, setting and chasing monumental scores. These totals not only showcase individual brilliance but also the collective might of the teams. As the game evolves, we can only anticipate more such breathtaking performances in future editions.
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