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The Highest Ten ODI Totals in Losing Cause

To date, Sri Lanka and Australia are the only teams to lose an ODI game after scoring 400+ runs.

Australia, the first team to cross the 400-run mark in ODIs, is also the first to lose a game after scoring 400 when the South African batters combine to achieve a mountainous run chase of 434.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka came so close to India’s 414, only falling short by 3 runs in Rajkot ODI in 2009.

This article will list the highest team scores in ODIs in losing causes.

Highest ODI Team Total in Losing Cause

SCORETEAMOPPONENTLOST BYVENUEYEAR
434/4AustraliaSouth Africa1 wicketJohannesburg2006
411/8Sri LankaIndia3 runsRajkot2009
401/6New Zealand Pakistan 21 runs (D/L)Bengaluru 2023
389West IndiesEngland29 runsSt George's2019
383/9New ZealandAustralia5 runsDharamsala2023
371/6AustraliaSouth Africa4 wicketsDurban2016
366/8EnglandIndia15 runsCuttack2017
365/9EnglandNew Zealand13 runs (D/L)The Oval2015
365EnglandScotland6 runsEdinburgh2018
361/7PakistanEngland12 runsSouthampton2019
360/8West IndiesEngland6 wicketsBridgetown2019
359/5AustraliaIndia9 wicketsJaipur2013

Stats Insights

389 by West Indies on chasing England’s 418 is the Caribbean side’s highest-ever ODI score; so is Australia’s 434 against South Africa.

South Africa, the team with the most 400+ scores in ODI, has never lost a game while scoring above 400.

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Both England and Australia have 3 entries each in the above list, whereas Pakistan and West Indies have 2 such unlucky addition.

Related: Which is the highest successfully chased T20I score?

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