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Highest individual scores in ICC Cricket World Cup


  • It’s been 40 since ICC Cricket World Cup has started, in this phase we have seen the making of new champions, champions fall to weaker teams and what not. It’s been an exciting journey with many new records being made and old ones being broken. But the latest record in the 2015 World Cup would definitely take some time to break but the way this game is progressing predicting anything would be a mistake.

    Chris Gayle created yet another milestone in his illustrious career as he set the record for the highest individual score in a World Cup scoring the 1st ever double century in World Cup history.

    Here’s the List of the Highest individual scores in ICC Cricket World Cup

     

    Name

    Runs

    Balls

    4s

    6s

    Opp

    Ground

    Match Date

    Chris Gayle (WI)

    215

    147

    10

    16

    Zim

    Canberra

    24 Feb 2015

    Gary Kirsten (SA)

    188*

    159

    13

    4

    UAE

    Rawalpindi

    16 Feb 1996

    Saurav Ganguly (Ind)

    183

    158

    17

    7

    SL

    Taunton

    26 May 1999

    Viv Richards (WI)

    181

    125

    16

    7

    SL

    Karachi

    13 Oct 1987

    Kapil Dev (Ind)

    175*

    138

    16

    6

    Zim

    Tunbridge Wells

    18 Jun 1983

    Virender Sehwag (Ind)

    175

    140

    14

    5

    Ban

    Dhaka

    19 Feb 2011

    CB Wishart (Zim)

    172*

    151

    18

    3

    Nam

    Harare

    10 Feb 2003

    GM Turner (NZ)

    171*

    201

    16

    2

    EA

    Birmingham

    7 Jun 1975

    AC Hudson (SA)

    161

    132

    13

    4

    Net

    Rawalpindi

    5 Mar 1996

    Imran Nazir (Pak)

    160

    121

    14

    8

    Zim

    Kingston

    21 Mar 2007

    Matthew Hayden (Aus)

    158

    143

    14

    4

    WI

    North Sound

    27 Mar 2007

    Stat updated till 25 February, 2015

    While many would not.’t believe their eyes when they see the entry on top the list, we would like to say them that, what they see is completely true. Chris Gayle has not only become the third person after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma to hit a double century in One Day Internationals, he also became the first person to hit a double century in World Cups.

    In his innings of 215 against Zimbabwe, Chris Gayle broke many records such as highest individual score in World Cup, Highest partnership in ODIs, Equaled the record for most sixes in an innings and also made the record reach the fastest 200.

    He broke the 19 year old record made by former Indian coach Gary Kirsten. Kapil Dev and Virender Sehwag are the two lone Indians in the Top 10 list of highest run scorers in the World Cup in a single innings.

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