The boundaries are very important in limited-overs cricket as it helps to move the scoreboard quickly. The 2019 ODI World Cup, which England and Wales hosted between 30th May and 14th July 2019, experienced a total of 1982 fours and 357 sixes.
The fate of the tournament winners was finally decided with the number of boundaries in the final match between England and New Zealand. It clearly shows how boundaries are important in limited-overs cricket.
Here we are talking about the top five batsmen with most runs scorers from the boundaries in an innings of the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Jonny Bairstow (England) – 76 runs from boundaries (against India at Birmingham on 30th June 2019)
English cricketer Jonny Bairstow is a versatile cricketer who played a very crucial role for England’s win in the 2019 ODI World Cup trophy. While Bairstow played some great knocks in that tournament, including two centuries, his best knock came against India during the League Stage game at Birmingham on 30th June 2019, where the right-handed batsman scored 111 runs off 109 balls.
In that 111 runs knock, Bairstow smashed 10 fours and 6 sixes, which means he managed to score 76 runs from the boundaries. That knock helped the England team to score 337/7 (50 overs) in the first batting, and later they won that game by 31 runs (India 306/5).