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 Team||Runs||Final Score||Against||Venue||Date|
|South Africa||173||416/5||Australia||Centurion||15 Sep 2023|
|England||164||498/4||Netherlands||Amstelveen||17 Jun 2022|
|South Africa||163||439/2||West Indies||Johannesburg||18 Jan 2015|
|England||154||418/6||West Indies||St George’s||27 Feb 2019|
|New Zealand||153||393/6||West Indies||Wellington||21 Mar 2015|
|West Indies||152||372/2||Zimbabwe||Canberra||24 Feb 2015|
|India||151||383/6||Australia||Bengaluru||2 Nov 2013|
|South Africa||150||408/6||West Indies||Sydney||27 Feb 2015|
|India||147||392/4||Sri Lanka||Mohali||13 Dec 2017|
|Australia||147||350/6||Zimbabwe||Harare||25 Aug 2014|
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.
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.