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New Zealand Records Their Highest ODI World Cup Total

In the crucial match against Pakistan at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, New Zealand set up their record ODI World Cup total. However, it ended as the record Cricket World Cup total with a losing result.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 04.11.2023
New Zealand Records Their Highest ODI World Cup Total

In the crucial match against Pakistan at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, New Zealand set up their record ODI World Cup total. However, it ended as the record Cricket World Cup total with a losing result.

As both teams’ Semi-Final spots were at stake, it was the must-win game for both teams during the New Zealand vs Pakistan day match at Bengaluru. After Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss, they decided to field first.

New Zealand scored 401/6 in 50 overs

Thanks to in-form Rachin Ravindra’s third century in this tournament (108 runs off 94 balls) and captain Kane Williamson’s brilliant 95 runs in 79 balls on his return, the last two-time ODI World Cup runners-up New Zealand scored 401/6 in 50 overs.

In the middle-order batting line-up, Daryl Mitchell (29), Mark Chapman (39), Glenn Phillips (41), and Mitchell Santner (26*) all had useful contributions to guide the Blackcaps to the giant first batting total.

However, in the rain-curtailed second innings, Pakistan scored 200/1 in 25.3 overs, where we experienced two rain interruptions after the beginning of Pakistan's innings. While the opener Fakhar Zaman scored 126 not out in 81 balls, captain Babar Azam scored 66 not out in 63 balls.

As the match couldn’t be started again, Pakistan won the match by 21 runs in the DLS method. It was a vital win for Pakistan. Now, both New Zealand and Pakistan have chances to qualify for the Semi-finals. However, after winning four successive matches, it was New Zealand’s four consecutive defeats in this tournament.  

Here are some crucial stats on New Zealand’s total of 401/6.

  • Check List 1: New Zealand recorded their highest ODI World Cup total.

  • Check List 2: New Zealand recorded their second-highest ODI total.

  • Check List 3: New Zealand’s 401/6 was the highest Cricket World Cup total (the previous record was 367/9 by Australia at Bengaluru at CWC 2023) and the second-highest ODI total for any team against Pakistan.

  • Check List 4: Blackcaps also recorded the highest ODI World Cup total with a defeat result.

List 1: New Zealand’s highest totals in the Cricket World Cup


Total (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

401/6 (50)

Pakistan

Bengaluru

November 4, 2023

393/6 (50)

West Indies

Wellington

March 21, 2015

383/9 (50)

Australia

Dharamsala

October 28, 2023

363/5 (50)

Canada

Gros Islet

March 22, 2007

358/6 (50)

Canada

Wankhede

March 13, 2011

(Updated until November 4, 2023)

List 2: New Zealand’s highest ODI totals


Total (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

402/2 (50)

Ireland

Aberdeen

July 1, 2008

401/6 (50)

Pakistan

Bengaluru

November 4, 2023

398/5 (50)

England

The Oval

June 12, 2015

397/5 (44)

Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

August 24, 2005

393/6 (50)

West Indies

Wellington

March 21, 2015

(Updated until November 4, 2023)

List 3: Highest ODI totals vs Pakistan


Team

Total (Overs)

Venue

Date

Competition Status

England

444/3 (50)

Nottingham

August 30, 2016

Series

New Zealand

401/6 (50)

Bengaluru

November 4, 2023

World Cup

South Africa

392/6 (50)

Centurion

February 4, 2007

Series

England

373/3 (50)

Southampton

May 11, 2019

Series

New Zealand

369/5 (50)

Napier

February 3, 2015

Series

Australia

369/7 (50)

Adelaide

January 26, 2017

Series

(Updated until November 4, 2023)

List 4: Highest ODI World Cup totals with losing result


Team

Total (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

New Zealand

401/6 (50)

Pakistan

Bengaluru

November 4, 2023

New Zealand

383/9 (50)

Australia

Dharamsala

October 28, 2023

Sri Lanka

344/9 (50)

Pakistan

Hyderabad

October 10, 2023

England

334/9 (50)

Pakistan

Nottingham

June 3, 2019

Bangladesh

333/8 (50)

Australia

Nottingham

June 20, 2019

(Updated until November 4, 2023)

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