When people say records and statistics, here’s one of them; A list The highest individual ODI scores from the day ODI’s were started from 1971. History shows the highest individual ODI scores have lasted for 1 year to 13 years.
1. 82, John Edrich (1971):
In the 1970-71 Ashes series, the third Test match was called off due to rain and the umpires called for an unscheduled match of 40 overs per side consisting off 8 balls in an over. John Edrich playing in his first ever One Day, top scored with 82 runs off 119 balls which was a record for an year but lasted for just one ODI. Yes, amazing indeed.
2. 103, Dennis Amiss (1972):
The first centurion in the ODI format was Dennis Amiss when he struck 103 off 134 balls. England won the match by six wickets against the mighty Aussies and Amiss was adjudged the man of the match. It was a 55 over game a side. This record also stayed for a year.
3. 105, Roy Fredricks (1973):
Roy Fredricks was the first non English batsman and the first West Indian to score a century when he scored 105 off 122 balls against England chasing a modest target of 189. West Indies won the match easily with 12.4 overs to spare. A year later, his record was broken
4. 116*, David Llyod (1974):
The first hundred in a losing cause was scored by David Llyod, he scored 116 not out off 159 balls but Pakistan won the match by 48 runs. David Llyod became the highest individual run scorer in an innings and held it for one year.
5. 171*, Glenn Turner (1975):
Glenn Turner scored a record breaking 171* against East South Africa in the first ever World Cup. He scored these runs in the very first match of the World Cup. New Zealand won the match by 181 runs and Glenn Turner became the first man to score a century in a World Cup. New Zealand was eliminated by West Indies in the semi finals. Turner’s record stayed for 8 years and was broken in the World Cup 1983
6. 175*, Kapil Dev (1983):
Kapil Dev came at a stage when India were tottering against Zimbabwe at 17-5. A nervous Kapil Dev blasted the Zimbabwean bowling scoring 175 off just 138 balls and broke the 8 year long record of Glenn Turner. India eventually won the game and Kapil’s innings is still rated as the best in a limited over game. However Kapil Dev’s record didn’t last for more than a year.
7. 189, Viv Richards (1984):
After the scorecard reading 102/7, Viv Richards, the original master blaster came to the rescue blasting the English bowling line up and made it to the history books breaking the record for the highest individual ODI score over. Richards scored 189 off just 170 balls and added 112 for the final wicket with Michael Holding who contributed only 12. Viv’s record stayed for 13 long years
8. 194, Saaed Anwar (1997):
Saeed Anwar broke the 13 year long record blasting 194 off just 146 balls against India at Chennai. Pakistan won the match by 35 runs after scoring 327 and Saeed Anwar held the record long for 12 years till it was equalled by Charles Coventry in 2009.
9. 194*, Charles Coventry (2009):
Charles Coventry didn’t break the record but equalled it against Bangladesh. He hit 194 runs off 156 balls, helping Zimbabwe reach 312. However it wasn’t enough as Bangladesh chased down the score.
10. 200*, Sachin Tendulkar (2010):
The whole world came to a stand still when the master scored the first ever double hundred in ODI cricket. He also broke the record of Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry. The sad thing was that his record didn’t last longer and his fellow team mate broke it a year later.
11. 219, Virender Sehwag (2011):
Virender Sehwag broke the record of his guru Sachin against a pretty ordinary West Indies team. Sehwag became the 2nd man to score a double hundred in an ODI. Virender Sehwag also became the first captain to do so. His record was broken by another Indian man, just a day before.
12. 264, Rohit Sharma (2014):
264, that’s not a team total, it’s the current individual high score in an ODI scored by an Indian talent, Rohit Sharma. He is the first one to score a double hundred twice in his career. Rohit Sharma’s innings will be remembered for a long long time. He added a century partnership with Uthappa who contributed just 12 in it.
Note: Sanath Jaysuriya’s 189 and Rohit Sharma’s 209 are not included in this list as it didn’t break the record of the highest individual score in an ODI. Saeed Anwar scored 194 and Sanath scored 189 after that. Similarly, Rohit Sharma scored 209 after Viru’s 219
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