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Top 10: Most Runs by a Team in Last 10 Overs in an ODI Innings

The One Day International (ODI) format has been evolving with time, with a mixture of both Test and T20 styles of play. Teams tend to build their innings steadily in the initial overs of the match, and then they try to hammer the ball in the last 10 overs of an ODI match.

During this process, many teams have scored record runs and boosted their final totals. In this article, let’s delve into the most runs scored by a team in the last 10 overs in an ODI innings.

Most Runs in Last 10 Overs in ODIs by a Team

Batting TeamRunsFinal ScoreAgainstVenueDate
South Africa173416/5AustraliaCenturion15 Sep 2023
England164498/4NetherlandsAmstelveen17 Jun 2022
South Africa163439/2West IndiesJohannesburg18 Jan 2015
England154418/6West IndiesSt George’s27 Feb 2019
New Zealand153393/6West IndiesWellington21 Mar 2015
West Indies152372/2ZimbabweCanberra24 Feb 2015
India151383/6AustraliaBengaluru2 Nov 2013
South Africa150408/6West IndiesSydney27 Feb 2015
India147392/4Sri LankaMohali13 Dec 2017
Australia147350/6ZimbabweHarare25 Aug 2014

Key insights

173: On 15 September 2023, South Africa set a new record for the most runs in the last 10 overs in ODIs. The Proteas slammed 173 runs off their 416 in the last 10 overs against Australia.

0/113: In the same match, Australia’s leggie Adam Zampa bowled one of the most expensive bowling figures in a 50-over match. Zampa conceded a whopping 113 runs in his 10 overs and couldn’t pick a single wicket.

7: South Africa has been involved in over 7 ODI matches where they have scored 140-plus runs in the last 10 overs in an innings.

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1: South Africa is the only team that has hammered 150-plus runs twice against a single opponent — the West Indies. The first time they scored 163 runs in Johannesburg, and the second time they scored 150 runs in Sydney in the 2015 World Cup.

498: 164 runs scored by England in the last 10 overs against the Netherlands helped England post the highest team total in ODIs.

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