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Boundaries are very crucial in cricket, and it plays more powerful role in the limited-overs matches. During the 2011 World Cup (originally known as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011), we experienced a total of 1902 fours and 258 sixes (a total of 9156 runs from the boundaries).
In the 2011 World Cup, some batsmen played the game-changing aggressive knocks with the help of high boundaries.
Here we are talking about the top five most runs scorers from the boundaries in an innings during the 2011 World Cup.
Ross Taylor (New Zealand) – 74 runs against Pakistan (at Pallekele on 8th March 2011)
It was the 24th match of the 2011 World Cup (Group A). Ross Taylor came to bat when New Zealand were struggling in the first innings. The right-handed batsman was lucky as the Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal dropped him twice at the early of that innings, and Taylor counted those opportunities in an incredible.
While New Zealand were battling on 163/4 in 40 overs, set batsman Taylor’s superb batting helped his team to manage the first innings total of 302/7 in 50 overs, including 100 runs in the final five overs. During that knock, Taylor scored 131 not out off 124 balls. During that game changing batting performance, Taylor hit 8 fours and 7 sixes and scored 74 runs from the boundaries.
In reply, Pakistan were bundled out for just 192 runs as New Zealand won that match by 110 runs.