List of highest individual scores in One Day International cricket

One Day International (ODI) cricket is played between international cricket teams affiliated to the International Cricket Council (ICC), the global governing body of cricket. Men's ODI cricket is played between teams which are Full members of the ICC and the top four Associate and Affiliate members who achieve ODI status temporarily. Since 2018, matches played by Associate and Affiliate members as part of the Asia Cup or the ICC World Cup are also considered as ODIs. In women's cricket matches played between the top 10 ranked teams – as announced by ICC – are given ODI status, as are matches played as a part of the ICC Women's World Cup or ICC Women's Championship.[1][2][3] ODIs consist of one innings per team, with a limit to the number of overs. This limit is currently 50 overs, although in the past it has been 55 or 60 overs.[4]

Rohit Sharma unveils new Adidas collection in November 2016
Rohit Sharma, is the highest individual scorer in ODI history with a score of 264.
Martin Guptill at a training session at the Adelaide Oval
Martin Guptill, is the highest individual scorer in any ICC tournament with an unbeaten 237 runs, the second highest individual score.

The earliest match now recognized as an ODI was played between England and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground in January 1971;[5] since then there have been over 4,000 ODIs.[6] In the first ever ODI match John Edrich of England scored the first ever half century. He scored 82 runs which remained the highest individual score for that match.[7] Dennis Amiss of England scored the first ever century in the second ever ODI in the following year. He scored 103 runs against Australia at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on 24 August 1972.[8] The record of highest individual score progressed with Roy Fredericks's 105 and David Lloyd's unbeaten 116.[9][10] In June 1975, Glenn Turner of New Zealand scored the first ever 150 plus score. He scored an unbeaten 171 runs against East Africa at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham on 7 June 1975.[11] The record was bettered by Kapil Dev of India with an unbeaten 175 runs against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup. In the following edition of the World Cup, Viv Richards of the West Indies further bettered the record with an unbeaten 189 runs against England.[12][13]

Amelia Kerr bowling for New Zealand during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup
Kerr, the youngest player to score a double century, is the highest individual scorer in WODI history with a score of 232.

Until December 1997, no player had achieved a score of 200 in ODIs. The highest individual score up to that point was 194 by Saeed Anwar of Pakistan, scored on 21 May 1997 against India at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.[14] On 16 December of the same year, the Australian woman cricketer Belinda Clark broke the 200-run mark. She set the highest individual score; an unbeaten 229 runs[15][16] against Denmark at the MIG Club Ground, Mumbai. This record remained for almost 17 years until Rohit Sharma of India broke it on 13 November 2014.[17] He scored 264 runs against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata; this remains the highest individual score, as of April 2021.[18] Clark's score remains the highest achieved by a captain,[19][20] as well as the highest individual score in the Women's World Cup.[21][22]

In men's cricket, Zimbabwe's Charles Coventry equalled Anwar's record after 12 years. He scored 194 not out against Bangladesh at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, on 16 August 2009.[23][24] In men's cricket, the first player to score a double century was India's Sachin Tendulkar.[24] He scored 200 not out against South Africa at Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior, on 24 February 2010.[25]After this in 2011 Virender Sehwag scored highest 219 runs against west indies. At that time Sehwag became the second player to score a double century in Men's One Day Internationals. In women's cricket Amelia Kerr of New Zealand set a new highest individual score in women's ODI when she broke Belinda Clark's 21-year-old record on 13 June 2018, scoring an unbeaten 232 runs against Ireland. Kerr is also the youngest player to score a double century, achieving the feat at the age of 17.[26][27][28] New Zealand's Martin Guptill is the highest individual scorer in any ICC tournament with an unbeaten 237 runs against the West Indies at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[27][29] Rohit Sharma is the only player to have scored three ODI double centuries including 209, 264 and 208*.[30]

KeysEdit

Key Description
Strike rate indicates the average number of runs scored per 100 balls faced in that particular innings
* denotes that the batter remained not out
  denotes the player was the captain of his/her side
denotes the player was retired – not out
# denotes the match was part of the ICC Cricket World Cup
  denotes the match was part of the ICC Women's World Cup

Highest ODI individual scorersEdit

As of 23 February 2021
List of highest individual scores in ODIs
Rank Name Score 4s 6s Strike rate Innings Team Opponent Venue Date Result
1 Rohit Sharma 264 33 9 152.60 1   India   Sri Lanka Eden Gardens, Kolkata 13 November 2014 Won[31]
2 Martin Guptill 237* # 24 11 145.39 1   New Zealand   West Indies Westpac Stadium, Wellington 21 March 2015 Won[32]
3 Virender Sehwag 219   25 7 146.97 1   India   West Indies Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 8 December 2011 Won[33]
4 Chris Gayle 215 # 10 16 146.25 1   West Indies   Zimbabwe Manuka Oval, Canberra 24 February 2015 Won[34]
5 Fakhar Zaman 210* 24 5 134.61 1   Pakistan   Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 20 July 2018 Won[35]
6 Rohit Sharma 209 12 16 132.28 1   India   Australia M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 2 November 2013 Won[36]
7 Rohit Sharma 208*   13 12 135.94 1   India   Sri Lanka PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 13 December 2017 Won[37]
8 Sachin Tendulkar 200* 25 3 136.05 1   India   South Africa Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior 24 February 2010 Won[38]
9 Charles Coventry 194* 16 7 124.35 1   Zimbabwe   Bangladesh Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 16 August 2009 Lost[39]
10 Saeed Anwar 194 22 5 132.87 1   Pakistan   India M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 21 May 1997 Won[40]
List of highest individual scores in WODIs
Rank Name Score 4s 6s Strike rate Innings Team Opponent Venue Date Result
1 Amelia Kerr 232* 31 2 160.00 1   New Zealand   Ireland Castle Avenue, Dublin 13 June 2018 Won[41]
2 Belinda Clark 229*     22 0 147.74 1   Australia   Denmark MIG Club Ground, Mumbai 16 December 1997 Won[42]
3 Deepti Sharma 188 27 2 117.50 1   India   Ireland Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 15 May 2017 Won[43]
4 Chamari Atapattu 178*   22 6 124.47 1   Sri Lanka   Australia Bristol County Ground 29 June 2017 Lost[44]
5 Charlotte Edwards 173*   19 0 111.61 1   England   Ireland Nehru Stadium, Pune 16 December 1997 Won[45]
6 Harmanpreet Kaur 171*   20 7 148.69 1   India   Australia County Cricket Ground, Derby 20 July 2017 Won[46]
7 Stafanie Taylor 171   18 2 124.81 1   West Indies   Sri Lanka Middle Income Group Club Ground, Mumbai 3 February 2013 Won[47]
8 Tammy Beaumont 168* 20 0 116.66 1   England   Pakistan County Ground, Taunton 27 June 2016 Won[48]
9 Suzie Bates 168   19 6 160.00 1   New Zealand   Pakistan Drummoyne Oval, Sydney 19 March 2009 Won[49]
10 Rachel Priest 157 23 0 107.53 1   New Zealand   Sri Lanka Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln 7 November 2015 Won[50]

Progression to highest individual scoreEdit

Progression to highest individual score in ODIs
Name Score 4s 6s Strike rate Innings Team Opponent Venue Date Result
John Edrich 82 4 0 68.90 1   England   Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 5 January 1971 Lost[7]
Dennis Amiss 103 9 0 76.86 2   England   Australia Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester 24 August 1972 Won[8]
Roy Fredericks 105 10 1 86.06 2   West Indies   England The Oval, Kennington 7 September 1973 Won[9]
David Lloyd 116* 8 1 72.92 1   England   Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire 31 August 1974 Lost[10]
Glenn Turner 171* # 16 2 85.07 1   New Zealand   East Africa Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham 7 June 1975 Won[11]
Kapil Dev 175*   # 16 6 126.81 1   India   Zimbabwe Nevill Ground, Royal Tunbridge Wells 18 June 1983 Won[12]
Vivian Richards 189*   21 5 111.18 1   West Indies   England Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester 31 May 1984 Won[13]
Saeed Anwar 194 22 5 132.88 1   Pakistan   India M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 21 May 1997 Won[51]
Sachin Tendulkar 200* 25 3 136.05 1   India   South Africa Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior 24 February 2010 Won[38]
Virender Sehwag 219   25 7 146.97 1   India   West Indies Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 8 December 2011 Won[33]
Rohit Sharma 264 33 9 152.63 1   India   Sri Lanka Eden Gardens, Kolkata 13 November 2014 Won[31]
Progression to highest individual score in WODIs
Name Score 4s 6s Strike rate Innings Team Opponent Venue Date Result
Lynne Thomas 134   1   England   International XI County Cricket Ground, Hove 23 June 1973 Won[52]
Janette Brittin 138*   1   England   International XI Seddon Park, Hamilton 14 January 1982 Won[53]
Lindsay Reeler 143*   1   Australia   Netherlands Willeton Sports Club No.1, Perth 29 November 1988 Won[54]
Lisa Keightley 156* 15 0 106.12 1   Australia   Pakistan Wesley Cricket Ground, Melbourne 7 February 1997 Won[55]
Belinda Clark 229*   22 0 147.74 1   Australia   Denmark MIG Club Ground, Mumbai 16 December 1997 Won[42]
Amelia Kerr 232* 31 2 160.00 1   New Zealand   Ireland Castle Avenue, Dublin 13 June 2018 Won[41]

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