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Top 10: Highest Team Scores in ODI World Cup History

When the 50-over extravaganza began in 1975, scores above 250 were considered competitive enough. But the landscape of the ICC ODI World Cup has changed drastically in the 21st century.

Nowadays, scores above 300 are not even safe. So teams look to go beyond that mark and put mammoth totals on the scoreboard. Australia showed a perfect example of this as they posted a massive score of 417/6 in the 2015 edition.

In this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 highest team scores in the ODI World Cup. 

Highest Team Scores in ODI World Cup

South Africa428/550.01stSri LankaDelhi7 Oct 2023
Australia417/650.01stAfghanistanPerth4 Mar 2015
India413/550.01stBermudaPort of Spain19 Mar 2007
South Africa411/450.01stIrelandCanberra3 Mar 2015
India410/4 50.01stNetherlandsBengaluru12 Nov 2023
South Africa408/550.01stWest IndiesSydney27 Feb 2015
New Zealand401/650.01stPakistanBengaluru4 Nov 2023
South Africa399/750.01stAustraliaMumbai21 Oct 2023
Australia399/850.01stNetherlandsDelhi25 Oct 2023
Sri Lanka398/550.01stKenyaKandy6 Mar 1996

Key Stats:

1: India became the first country to put a mammoth total of 400 runs on the scoreboard in a World Cup match in 2007. Indian batters wreaked havoc against a weak Bermuda bowling attack.

400: The prestigious tournament has seen only four 400+ scores till now. Notably, 3 of them came in the 2015 edition, with 2 of them achieved by the mighty South Africa.

350: More than 20 350+ totals have been posted by teams across all editions of the Cricket World Cup.

1: Most of the 300+ team scores have come up while batting first, making it difficult to chase for teams batting second. 

4: Only three teams — Australia, South Africa, and India — have amassed 4 or more 350+ scores in the 50-over tournament.

5: Full-member teams like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and Ireland have not reached the mark of 350. Afghanistan, first featured in the 2015 edition, has yet to breach the mark of 300 runs. 

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