Desmond Haynes, on his debut ODI game in 1978, scoring a brilliant match-saving 148 against Australia, is still the highest individual ODI score made by a debutant cricket in the format.

It is incredibly challenging for a youngster to effect an innings of that calibre on a debut game, which is why the record still stands atop after 45 years.

This article will list the top ten highest scores of debutant cricketers in One-Day Internationals.

Highest ODI Scores on Debut

Desmond Haynes (WI)1481AustraliaSt John’s1978
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)1271IrelandAbu Dhabi2021
Colin Ingram (SA)1241ZimbabweBloemfontein2010
Mark Chapman (HK)124*1U.A.E.ICCA Dubai2015
Martin Guptill (NZ)122*1West IndiesAuckland2009
Andy Flower (ZIM)115*1Sri LankaNew Plymouth1992
Temba Bavuma (SA)1131IrelandBenoni2016
Phillip Hughes (AUS)1121Sri LankaMelbourne2013
Abid Ali (PAK)1122AustraliaDubai (DSC)2019
Rob Nicol (NZ)108*2ZimbabweHarare2011

Key Stats

Andy Flower’s 115* is the highest individual ODI score on debut in a losing cause as Zimbabwe lost the game against Sri Lanka by 3 wickets.

Abid Ali’s 112, scored in Pakistan’s chase to Australia’s total of 277 in Dubai in 2019, is the highest debutant score while batting second in ODIs. Pakistan lost that game by just 6 runs.

And hence, Rob Nicol’s unbeaten 108 holds the record for the highest debutant score in a successful run chase in ODIs.

Also Read: Which player holds the record for the fastest Test century on debut?

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