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Boundaries are very crucial in the limited-overs cricket as it helps the team to score the runs quickly. In the 2007 ODI World Cup (official name was ICC Cricket World Cup 2007), the batsmen hit 1808 fours and 373 sixes as a total of 9470 runs were scored from the boundaries.
The familiar aggressive batsmen played some powerful knocks during the 2007 ODI World Cup after dominating in the boundaries.
Here we are talking about the top five most runs scorers from the boundaries in an innings during the 2007 ODI World Cup.
Matthew Hayden (Australia) – 80 runs vs West Indies (at North Sound on 27th March 2007)
It was the 25th game of the 2007 ODI World Cup (Super 8 stage). After the hosts West Indies decided to field first, Australian opener Matthew Hayden played the long innings as the left-handed opener batted till 47.1 overs of the first innings. Hayden scored 158 runs off 143 balls before losing his wicket.
During that giant knock, Hayden smashed 14 fours and 4 sixes as he scored 80 runs from the boundaries. His giant knock helped the Australian side to score 322/6 (50 overs). In reply, the Caribbeans were bundled out for just 219 runs (45.3 overs).