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Top 10: Highest Individual Score while Chasing in ODI World Cup

Scoring a huge kock in a competition like the ICC Cricket World Cup is an immense achievement. Suck knocks not only give satisfaction to the batters but also contribute to strengthening their team’s innings.

However, on some occasions, batters have to embrace the challenge of amassing huge runs while chasing the targets. Some succeed in taking their side over the ropes, while others manage to take their side close to the target.

Glenn Maxwell’s knock of 201* runs against Afghanistan is the highest-ever individual score in an ODI World Cup chase. The knock helped Australia win the match after being on 91/7 at one stage in the game while chasing a target of 292 runs.

In this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 highest individual scores that came while chasing in the ODI World Cup.

Highest Individual Score while Chasing in ODI World Cup

PlayerRuns (Balls)4s/6sAgainstVenueDate
Glenn Maxwell (AUS)201* (128)21/10AfghanistanWankhede7 Nov 2023
Mitchell Marsh (AUS)177* (132)17/9BangladeshPune11 Nov 2023
Andrew Strauss (ENG)158 (145)18/1IndiaBengaluru27 Feb 2011
Devon Conway (NZ)152* (121)19/3EnglandAhmedabad5 Oct 2023
Dave Houghton (ZIM)142 (137)13/6New ZealandHyderabad (Deccan)10 Oct 1987
Scott Styris (NZ)141 (125)3/6Sri LankaBloemfontein10 Feb 2003
Lahiru Thirimanne (SL)139* (143)13/2EnglandWellington1 Mar 2015
Stephen Fleming (NZ)134* (132)21/0South AfricaJohannesburg16 Feb 2003
Neil Johnson (ZIM)132* (144)14/2AustraliaLord’s9 Jun 1999
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)131* (121)8/3Sri LankaHyderabad10 Oct 2023

Key Stats

3: There have been only 3 instances of a 150+ score while chasing in the ODI World Cup. The first knock belongs to none other than England’s former captain, Andrew Strauss, who scored 158 runs off 145 balls. However, this hard-fought innings couldn’t help the English side win the match, as the game against India ended in a thrilling tie in the 2011 edition.

The second, in contrast, came in a successful New Zealand run chase against England in the 2023 World Cup opener. And the other innings came from Glenn Maxwell and that too a double hundred.

157.03: This is the highest batting strike achieved by any batter with a 120-plus score while chasing a target. Maxwell scored 201* off 128 balls at a strike rate of 157.03.

84.72: India’s prolific opener Rohit Sharma, who had a remarkable run in the 2019 edition, scored one of his slowest centuries at a strike rate of 84.72. This is the lowest among the batters with a 120-plus score while chasing in the World Cup.

3: Notably, 3 Zimbabwean cricketers amassed a century while chasing the target, although all 3 knocks went in vain as Zimbabwe failed to win on all 3 occasions.

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