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Highest Totals in ODI World Cup history | Highest team scores of all time in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup

South Africa scored the highest totals in ODI World Cup history with 428/5 (50 overs) against Sri Lanka at Delhi during a league stage match in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 11.10.2023
Highest Totals in ODI World Cup history

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Batting teams always dream of the big totals. If the team has strong batting conditions, it always targets for the highest totals. 

Here, we are checking the records for the highest totals in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup history. 

In this article, we have gone over the major highest totals records in the ODI World Cup history, including overall, first batting, second batting, highest totals for the hosts, and even the highest successful chasings.

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Article Contents

  • What is the highest score in World Cup

o   List of highest totals

  • What is the highest first innings score in World Cup

o   List of highest first batting totals

  • What is the highest second innings score in World Cup

o   List of highest second batting totals

  • What is the highest score for the hosts in World Cup

o   List of highest totals for hosts

  • What is the highest run chase in ODI World Cup history

o   List of highest successful chases

 

Highest Totals in ODI World Cup history | Highest team scores of all time in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup


Q. What is the highest score in the World Cup?

A. South Africa scored the highest totals in ODI World Cup history with 428/5 (50 overs) against Sri Lanka at Delhi during a league stage match in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.


ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup: List of highest totals (Top 10)


Team

Total (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

South Africa

428/5 (50)

Sri Lanka

Delhi

7 October 2023

Australia

417/6 (50)

Afghanistan

Perth

4 March 2015

India

413/5 (50)

Bermuda

Port of Spain

19 March 2007

South Africa

411/4 (50)

Ireland

Canberra

3 March 2015

South Africa

408/5 (50)

West Indies

Sydney

27 February 2015

Sri Lanka

398/5 (50)

Kenya

Kandy

6 March 1996

England

397/6 (50)

Afghanistan

Manchester

18 June 2019

New Zealand

393/6 (50)

West Indies

Wellington

21 March 2015

England

386/6 (50)

Bangladesh

Cardiff

8 June 2019

Australia

381/5 (50)

Bangladesh

Nottingham

20 June 2019

(Updated till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)

 

Q. What is the highest first innings score in the World Cup?

A. During the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, South Africa scored the record first innings total of 428/5 in 50 overs against Sri Lanka at Delhi.


ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup: List of highest first batting totals (Top 5)


Team

Total (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

South Africa

428/5 (50)

Sri Lanka

Delhi

7 October 2023

Australia

417/6 (50)

Afghanistan

Perth

4 March 2015

India

413/5 (50)

Bermuda

Port of Spain

19 March 2007

South Africa

411/4 (50)

Ireland

Canberra

3 March 2015

South Africa

408/5 (50)

West Indies

Sydney

27 February 2015

(Updated till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)

 

Q. What is the highest second innings score in the World Cup?

A. England have the record for the highest second batting total with 338/8 against India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which ended in a tie result.


ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup: List of highest second batting totals (Top 5)


Team

Total (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

England

338/8 (50)

India

Bengaluru

27 February 2011

England

334/9 (50)

Pakistan

Nottingham

3 June 2019

Bangladesh

333/8 (50)

Australia

Nottingham

20 June 2019

Ireland

329/7 (49.1)

England

Bengaluru

2 March 2011

Zimbabwe

326 (49.3)

Ireland

Hobart

7 March 2015

(Updated till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)


Q. What is the highest score for the hosts in the World Cup?

A. Australia also hold the highest ODI World Cup total record for the hosts, with 417/6 against Afghanistan during a Group Stage game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.


ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup: List of highest totals for hosts (Top 5)


Team

Total (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

Australia

417/6 (50)

Afghanistan

Perth

4 March 2015

Sri Lanka

398/5 (50)

Kenya

Kandy

6 March 1996

England

397/6 (50)

Afghanistan

Manchester

18 June 2019

New Zealand

393/6 (50)

West Indies

Wellington

21 March 2015

England

386/6 (50)

Bangladesh

Cardiff

8 June 2019

(Updated till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)


Q. What is the highest run chase in ODI World Cup history?

A. Pakistan hold the record for the highest successful run-chase in the ODI World Cup history when they chased the 345 runs target against Sri Lanka during a League Stage game in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.


ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup: List of highest successful chases (Top 5)


Team

Total (Overs)

Target

Opposition

Venue

Date

Pakistan

345/4 (48.2)

345

Sri Lanka

Hyderabad

10 October 2023

Ireland

329/7 (49.1)

328

England

Bengaluru

2 March 2011

Bangladesh

322/3 (41.3)

322

West Indies

Taunton

17 June 2019

Bangladesh

322/4 (48.1)

319

Scotland

Nelson

5 March 2015

Sri Lanka

313/7 (49.2)

313

Zimbabwe

New Plymouth

23 February 1992

Sri Lanka

312/1 (47.2)

310

England

Wellington

1 March 2015

(Updated till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019; Only winning, no tied results)

 

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