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Top 5 Highest individual scores in World Cup history

Top 5 Highest individual scores in World Cups: The Cricket World Cup has witnessed some incredible individual performances that have etched the names of players in the record books. These outstanding innings not only displayed skill and determination but also showcased the flair and brilliance that cricket fans cherish.

Let’s have a look at the top 5 Highest individual scores in World Cups

NumberPlayerScoreAgainstVenueYear
1Martin Guptill (NZ)237*WIWellington2015
2Chris Gayle (WI)215ZIMCanberra2015
3Glenn Maxwell (AUS)201*AFGMumbai WS2023
4Gary Kirsten (SA)188*UAERawalpindi1996
5Sourav Ganguly (IND)183SLTaunton1999

Top 5 Highest individual scores in World Cups

1. Martin Guptill – 237 (NZ) vs WI, Wellington, 2015

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In the 2015 World Cup, Martin Guptill redefined batting excellence with an unbeaten 237 against West Indies. With a strike rate of 145.39, Guptill’s innings featured 11 sixes and 24 fours, propelling New Zealand to a formidable total of 393. The Kiwis eventually secured victory by 143 runs.

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2. Chris Gayle- 215 (WI) vs ZIM, Canberra, 2015

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Known as “The Universe Boss,” Chris Gayle showcased his dominance in the 2015 World Cup against Zimbabwe. Gayle’s remarkable innings of 215, the first double century in World Cup history, included 16 sixes and 10 fours, making it one of the most memorable performances in ODI cricket.

Top 5 Highest individual scores in World Cups

3. Glenn Maxwell- 201 (AUS) vs AFG, Mumbai WS, 2023

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In a thrilling encounter against Afghanistan in the 2023 World Cup, Glenn Maxwell orchestrated a miraculous comeback. Coming to bat at 91-7, Maxwell’s unbeaten 201, with 21 fours and 10 sixes, not only secured victory for Australia but also became the highest individual score in an ODI run-chase.

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4. Gary Kirsten – 188 (SA) vs UAE, Rawalpindi, 1996

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Back in the 1996 World Cup, Gary Kirsten unleashed his batting prowess against the UAE. Scoring an unbeaten 188 runs in 159 balls, Kirsten’s innings, featuring four sixes and 13 fours, led South Africa to a commanding victory by 169 runs.

5. Sourav Ganguly – 183 (IND) vs SL, Taunton, 1999

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Sourav Ganguly’s elegant 183 against Sri Lanka in the 1999 World Cup remains etched in cricket history. His innings, adorned with 17 fours, showcased not just power but also finesse, leaving an indelible mark on the tournament.

Top 5 Highest individual scores in World Cups

These outstanding performances not only raised the bar for individual excellence but also contributed to the rich tapestry of Cricket World Cup history. As fans eagerly anticipate future editions, these innings serve as timeless reminders of the magic that can unfold on the cricket field.

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