2007 ODI World Cup: Top 5 Most Runs Scorers From The Boundaries In An Innings
Jul 11, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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).
Matthew Hayden (Australia) – 80 runs vs South Africa (at Basseterre on 24th March 2007)
It was the 22nd game of the 2007 ODI World Cup (Group A). After the South African team sent the defending champions Australian side to bat first, Aussie opener Matthew Hayden created the Cricket World Cup record by hitting fastest century of this tournament history as he completed that century in just 66 balls. He was dismissed after scoring 101 runs off just 68 balls.
During that furious knock, Hayden scored 80 runs from the boundaries as he hit 14 fours and 4 sixes. While Australia managed to score the giant first innings total of 377/6 (50 overs), South Africa were bowled out for 294 runs (48 overs) as Australia won that match by 83 runs.
Virender Sehwag (India) – 86 runs vs Bermuda (at Port of Spain on 19th March 2007)
It was the 12th game of the 2007 ODI World Cup (Group B). In this crucial game, which was against the easy opponent Bermuda, the Indian team put a massive total on the board. Apart from some other great batting performances, Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag scored a century in that game as he scored 114 runs off just 87 balls.
During that knock, the right-handed batsman Sehwag scored 86 runs from the boundaries with the help of 17 fours and 3 sixes. At the end of the first innings, India scored 413/5 (50 overs), which was the first 400+ total in the Cricket World Cup history.
In reply, Bermuda surrendered on just 156 runs (43.1 overs) as India won that match by 257 runs.
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) – 100 runs vs Sri Lanka (at Bridgetown on 28th April 2007)
It was the rain-interrupted final match in the 2007 ODI World Cup where the Australian opener Adam Gilchrist single-handedly controlled the entire game situation. After the Australian captain Ricky Ponting decided to bat first, the opener and wicketkeeper-batsman Gilchrist not only smashed a 72-ball century, but he also scored 149 runs off just 104 balls.
During that knock, the left-handed batsman Gilchrist scored 100 runs from the boundaries with the help of 13 fours and 8 sixes. His batting helped Australia to manage the first innings total of 281/4 (38 overs).
Chasing down that mammoth target, later which was revised to 269 runs target in 36 overs, Sri Lanka were restricted to 215/8 (36 overs). Australia won that match by 53 runs (D/L method).
Imran Nazir (Pakistan) – 104 runs vs Zimbabwe (at Kingston on 21st March 2007)
It was the 17th game of the 2007 ODI World Cup (Group D). While Pakistan were sent to bat first, Pakistan opener Imran Nazir played a big knock before losing his wicket in the 45th over while the other Pakistan batsmen failed to reach the 40-run mark.
During that first innings, Nazir scored 160 runs off 121 balls, out of which, 104 runs came from the boundaries. The right-handed batsman smashed 14 fours and 8 sixes in that innings. His batting helped his team to manage the first innings total of 349 runs before getting all out (49.5 overs).
Later, the Asian giant bundled out Zimbabwe for just 99 runs (19.1 overs) in the rain-interrupted second innings as Pakistan won that match by 93 runs in D/L method (revised target 193 runs in 20 overs).