England thrashed the Pakistani bowlers in the third One-Day International to score a world record-breaking 444-3 on Tuesday (August 30), after opening batsman Alex Hales hit England’s highest individual ODI score with 171. The stunning innings was studded with 22 fours and 4 maximums.
Jos Buttler (90 not out) also punished Pakistan’s bowlers by notching England’s fastest-ever ODI half century in just 22 balls. Captain Eoin Morgan also made merry of Pakistan’s poor bowling and scored a quickfire 57.
Well, 400+ scores in ODI cricket has become common nowadays. The modern bats, new rules and a variety of shots invented by batsmen has helped the teams to post huge scores in the last decade. Here we are presenting to you the top 10 highest scores in ODI cricket:
10. India: 414/7 vs Sri Lanka (2009):
The historic game between the two neighbours witnessed some mindboggling numbers. Batting first India scored a mammoth 414 with the help of century from Virender Sehwag.
When India finished their innings, it seemed as though the match would be a no-contest. But the Sri Lankan batsmen fired on all cylinders to take the match very close. Tillakaratne Dilshan made a big hundred, but the innings of the match was Kumar Sangakkara’s 90 from 43 balls. However, their efforts were not enough as the visitors fell short by 3 runs.