Boundaries have always been spices in the game of Cricket and in the modern era of Cricket, boundaries are being scored at regular intervals and also in huge numbers. We witness a flood of boundaries in almost every match and there are quite a good number of destructive batsmen who score majority of their runs in boundaries. Here we present to you a list of 10 players who scored the maximum number of runs in boundaries in a single innings.

10. Sir Viv Richards, 1984: Runs Scored in Boundaries: 114 It had went down as as one of the most destructive innings in ODI Cricket. He scored 189 runs off 170 balls and remained unbeaten. In the match, West Indies scored 272 runs against England and won by a huge margin of 104 runs.

9. Xavier Marshall, 2008: Runs Scored in Boundaries: 116  The middle order batsman of West Indies played a stunner of an innings against Canada in 2008. He scored a total of 157 runs off 131 balls and had hit 11 fours and 12 sixes and remained unbeaten. West Indies scored a total of 301 in that match and won by 49 runs.

8. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, 2010: Runs Scored in Boundaries: 118 The Master Blaster of Cricket did set a world record in that match. He was the first person in the history of ODI cricket to score a double century. He scored a mammoth unbeaten knock of 200 runs off 147 balls against South Africa on 24th February, 2010. India scored 401in that ODI and won comprehensively.

7.  Lou Vincent, 2005: Runs Scored in Boundaries: 118 The former kiwi opener played a stunner of an innings against Zimbabwe and scored 172 runs off 168 balls with 16 fours and 9 sixes. New Zealand managed to set a target of 398 runs for Zimbabwe and they won by a huge margin of 192 runs.

6. Saeed Anwar, 1999: Runs Scored in Boundaries: 118 Saeed Anwar has been regarded as one of the best openers, Pakistan have ever produced. And surprisingly, he never went out of form against Indians. He scored 194 runs off 146 balls against India in 1997 and this was the highest ever ODI score in an innings for over a decade. In the match, Pakistan scored 327 runs and won by 35 runs.

5. MS Dhoni, 2005: Runs Scored in Boundaries: 120 It was at the starting phase of the international career of Captain Cool. He scored a ton of unbeaten 183 runs against Sri Lanka in 2005 and it comprised of 15 fours and 10 sixes. Due to his ton, India chased down a huge total of 298 runs in the match.

4. Herschelle Gibbs, 2006: Runs Scored in Boundaries: 126 It was the final match of the bilateral series between South Africa and Australia. South Africa created history in that day by chasing a mammoth total of 434 runs. Gibbs played a major part in the chase and he scored 175 runs off 11 balls with 21 fours and 7 sixes. He stands 4th in our list.

3. Virender Sehwag, 2011: Runs Scored in Boundaries: 142 It was the second double century in ODIs made by none other than Virender Sehwag. The match was against West Indies and Sehwag scored 219 runs off 149 balls with 25 fours and 7 sixes. It was one of the best innings from him and India won the match by a margin of 153 runs.

2. Rohit Sharma, 2013: Runs Scored in Boundaries: 144 This still remains fresh in our minds. It was the decisive match of the series between India Vs. Australia and Rohit Sharma stood up on the occasion and scored a blistering double ton. He scored 209 runs off 144 balls which included 12 fours and 16 sixes. India won the match by 57 runs.

1. Shane Watson, 2011: Runs Scored in Boundaries: 150 It was the match between Australia and Bangladesh. In reply to Bangladesh’s score of 231 runs, Shane Watson simply humiliated the Bangladeshi bowlers with his sheer destructive knock of an unbeaten 185 runs off 96 balls which comprised of 15 fours and 15 sixes. This happens to be the first in this list and deserves to be.

To sum it up, here is the full list:

Player

Runs

Balls

4s

6s

4+6

SR

Team

Opposition

Ground

Match Date

Shane Watson

185*

96

15

15

150

192.70

Australia

v Bangladesh

Dhaka

11 Apr 2011

Rohit Sharma

209

158

12

16

144

132.27

India

v Australia

Bangalore

2 Nov 2013

Virender Sehwag

219

149

25

7

142

146.97

India

v West Indies

Indore

8 Dec 2011

Herschelle Gibbs

175

111

21

7

126

157.65

South Africa

v Australia

Johannesburg

12 Mar 2006

MS Dhoni

183*

145

15

10

120

126.20

India

v Sri Lanka

Jaipur

31 Oct 2005

Saeed Anwar

194

146

22

5

118

132.87

Pakistan

v India

Chennai

21 May 1997

Lou Vincent

172

120

16

9

118

143.33

New Zealand

v Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

24 Aug 2005

Sachin Tendulkar

200*

147

25

3

118

136.05

India

v South Africa

Gwalior

24 Feb 2010

Xavier Marshall

157*

118

11

12

116

133.05

West Indies

v Canada

King City (NW)

22 Aug 2008

Sir Viv Richards

189*

170

21

5

114

111.17

West Indies

v England

Manchester

31 May 1984