The Cricket World Cup is the pinnacle of the ICC tournaments. World Cup occurs once every four years and the top 10 teams in this period take part in it. The pressure and magnitude of each World Cup game are immense. Sometimes teams play exceptionally well from the batting perspective as the batters go berserk on good bowling lineups and sometimes it’s a poor bowling lineup that they capitalize on. So far, only four times teams have surpassed the 400-run mark in the event. In today’s article, we will go through the highest runs in the World Cup by a team.
Australia Cricket Team (417/6)
The five times World Cup winner, Australia holds the record for the highest runs in the World Cup by a team. The host of the 2015 World Cup scored 417 runs for 6 wickets while batting first in Perth. Courtesy of their massive total goes to opener David Warner’s flamboyant 178 off 133 balls, smith’s 95, and Maxwell’s blitz of 88 off 39 balls. Then Australian bowlers did the rest, folding the Afghans for 142 runs to win the cricket match by a huge margin of 275 runs.
India Cricket Team (413/6)
Team India’s 413/5 against Bermuda in the pool match of the 2007 World Cup was the highest run in World Cup by a team until Australia shattered it in 2015. India’s this huge number was the first-ever 400+ score in WC history. The “Men in Blue’s” intent was clear from the very first ball of the match and it saw Virender Sehwag smashing a scintillating 114 off 86 balls, along with Ganguly’s 89. Later Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar chipped in with 89 and 57 respectively to post the unbelieve three digits on board for India.
South Africa Cricket Team (411/4)
The 3rd place on the list of highest run in the World Cup by a team belongs to South Africa. Getting the opportunity to bat first, opener Hashim Amla struck 159 0ff 128 balls and stitched a 247 runs partnership with the No.3 batter Faf Du Plessis who also scored a commendable century (109). Thereafter the middle-order batters kept the momentum steady and riding on Miller’s 46 off 23 and Rile Rossouw’s quickfire 61 in 31 balls, the Green Army reached the record figure of 411 against Ireland. Apart from De Kock, every South African batter’s strike was at least 100 or above that day.
South Africa Cricket Team (408/5)
Making 400+ scores is tough in the WC but South Africa again made it to the premium tally of the highest run in the World Cup by a team in the same 2015 World Cup. this time the opponent was West Indies. This match majorly belongs to stalwart AB DE Villiers because he played a rampage knock of 166* off 66 balls, including 64 balls 150. Nevertheless, Amla, Du Plessis, and Rossouw also added 50+ runs to power Proteas to 408/5 in their allotted 50 overs.
Sri Lanka Cricket Team (398/5)
Sri Lanka has amassed the 5th highest run in the World Cup by a team, This surreal moment for the island nation emerged in the 1996 World Cup which they ended up winning. The Lankan Lions reached the monumental score of 398/5 in Kandy, being led by their reliable batter Aravinda Silva’s 145 off 115 balls. Skipper Aravinda De Silva made a gritty 75 off 40 balls and top-order batter Asanka Gurusinha shelled out 84 runs to make this happen. Such numbers in those days were impossible to create but Sri Lanka recorded it with their terrific performance.
List of Highest Scores in World Cup By Team
|India||413/5||Bermuda||Port of Spain||2007|
|South Africa||408/5||West Indies||Sydney||2015|
|New Zealand||393/6||West Indies||Wellington||2015|
Australia scored the highest number of runs in a World Cup match, 417/6 against Afghanistan in 2015.
India’s highest score in the World Cup is 413/5 against Bermuda in 2007.
England’s highest score in the World Cup is 397/6 vs Afghanistan in 2019.
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