Highest individual score by a batsman in one day cricket (ODI)

 

3 years since I analyzed batsmen capable of scoring one day double century, Sachin Tendulkar today (24 Feb 2010) made the first ever one day double century, off 147 balls and now holds the record of highest individual score in one day cricket matches..

Debate : who holds record for second highest ODI score? Coventry was notout on 194 but Saeed Anwar took 10 balls fewer to make equal number of runs!

Even today, I agree, making 200 runs in a single 50 over match innings is a difficult ask, but like Tendulkar, modern day batsmen/bats has shown glimpses of this miracle happening, someday again soon. Today when over 400 runs can be made and also chased down (S.Africa beat Australia, chasing 434), why can't a batsman, preferably an opener or number 3, put his head down to the task, gets a little lucky and a little greedy to do what's only once done?

Fact : ICC has set 70 yards as minimum boundary length on either side of a cricket field, but several grounds around the world are shortening their edges cause spectators appreciate fours and sixes more than ones & towes. if Tendulkar can do it in late thirties, someone in twenties can certainly reclaim the top position in following list.

Here are the batsman who have come close to it in the years gone by.

Note : Only scores of over 160 are in the list below. There have been 25 other batsman with a 150+ score in ODI cricket but they need to do more to enter following elite list!

Highest individual scores by a batsman in one day matches (ODI).

Batsman (Country)

Score

Balls

4s

6s

Versus

Venue

Date

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

200*

147

25

3

South Africa

Gwalior

24 Feb 2010

Saeed Anwar (Pakistan)

194

146

22

5

India

Chennai

21 May 1997

Charls Coventry (Zimbabwe)

194*

156

16

7

Bangladesh

Bulawayo

16 Aug 2009

Vivian Richards (West Indies)

189*

170

21

5

England

Old Trafford

31 May 1984

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

189

170

21

5

India

Sharjah

29 Oct 2000

Gary Kirsten (South Africa)

188*

159

23

4

UAE

Rawalpindi

16 Feb 1996

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

186*

150

20

3

New Zealand

Hyderabad

8 Nov 1999

Shane Watson (Australia)

185*

96

15

15

Bangladesh

Mirpur

11 Apr 2011

MS Dhoni (India)

183*

145

15

10

Sri Lanka

Jaipur

31 Oct 2005

Sourav Ganguly (India)

183

158

17

7

Sri Lanka

Taunton

26 May 1999

Vivian Richards (West Indies)

181

125

16

7

Sri Lanka

Karachi

13 Oct 1987

Mathew Hayden (Australia)

181*

166

11

10

New Zealand

Hamilton

20 Feb 2007

Hamilton Masakadza (Zimbabwe)

178*

167

17

4

Kenya

Harare

18 Oct 2009

Paul Stirling (Ireland)

177

134

21

5

Canada

Toronto

7 Sep 2010

Kapil Dev (India)

175*

138

16

6

Zimbabwe

Tunbridge

18 Jun 1983

Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)

175

111

21

7

Australia

Johannesburg

12 Mar 2006

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

175

141

19

4

Australia

Hyderabad

5 Nov 2009

Virendra Sehwag (India)

175

140

14

5

Bangladesh

Mirpur

19 Feb 2011

Mark Waugh (Australia)

173

148

16

3

West Indies

Melbourne

9 Feb 2001

Craig Wishart (Zimbabwe)

172*

151

18

3

Namibia

Harare

10 Feb 2003

Adam Gilchrist (Australia)

172

126

13

3

Zimbabwe

Hobart

16 Jan 2004

Lou Vincent (New Zealand)

172

120

16

9

Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

24 Aug 2005

Glenn Turner (New Zeland)

171*

201

16

2

East Africa

Edgbaston

7 Jun 1975

Dave Callaghan (South Africa)

169*

143

19

4

New Zealand

Centurion

11 Dec 1994

Brian Lara (West Indies)

169

129

15

4

Sri Lanka

Sharjah

16 Oct 1995

Robin Smith (England)

167*

163

17

3

Australia

Edgbaston

21 May 1993

Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)

166

135

12

10

Ireland

Aberdeen

1 Jul 2008

Ricky Ponting (Australia)

164

105

13

9

South Africa

Johannesburg

12 Mar 2006

Sachin Tendulkar (India)

163*

133

16

5

New Zealand

Christchurch

8 Mar 2009

Shane Watson (Australia)

161*

150

12

4

England

Melbourne

16 Jan 2011

Andrew Hudson (South Africa)

161

132

13

4

Netherlands

Rawalpindi

5 Mar 1996

James Marshall (New Zealand)

161

141

11

4

Ireland

Abderdeen

1 Jul 2008

Imran Nazir (Pakistan)

160

121

14

8

Zimbabwe

Kingston

21 Mar 2007

Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

160

124

20

3

India

Rajkot

15 Dec 2009

Dinesh Mongia (India)

159

147

17

1

Zimbabwe

Guwahati

19 Mar 2002



Sachin Tendulkar's record breaking one day double century is now highest ODI score but who are the other batsman who held it before Tendulkar? Saeed Anwar was leader between 1997 to 2009 until Charls Coventry equaled him. John Edrich's 82 was the highest score in the first ever ODI, which was then broken by DL Amiss who made first hundered in 50 over cricket = 103 in 1972. Roy Fredericks broke that record inside a year with his 105, which was then broken by English David Lloyd's 116 not out against Pakistan another year later in 1974.

Glenn Turner of New Zealand owned the record with his 171* against East Africa for 8 year, since 1975 to 1983 when Kapil Dev made 175* against Zimbabwe. Vivian Richards then held the record for 12 years, from 31 May 1984 to 21 May 1997 when Saeed Anwar hit 194 against Indians at Chennai as you seen in the above list.