One-day International [ODI] cricket has changed beyond recognition in the last decade. The advent of two new balls from either end and change in fielding restriction has skewed the favor heavily in the favor of the batsmen.
And, so in the last 10-12 years, we have seen several batters notch up individual scores which were unheard of in the past.
And, in doing so, they have gone on to break records of the highest individual score in their country’s history.
On that note, here’s a look at country-wise highest individual scores in ODI cricket.
Country Wise Highest Individual Score In ODI Cricket
India- Rohit Sharma 264 vs Sri Lanka, 2014
Rohit Sharma impinged his name in the uppermost echelons of ODI cricket when he smashed the Sri Lankans to the tune of 264 in 2014 to become the first-ever batsman to score a 250+ score in international 50-over cricket.
Sharma, who was coming off a layoff due to injury, was dropped by Thisara Perera when he was on 4, and the ‘Hitman’ proceeded to make the visitors pay big time.
It was a typical Rohit Sharma innings where he scored his first 100 runs at run-a-ball before going bonkers in the second half.
Sharma scored his last 164 runs in just 73 balls, and by doing that, he not only became the first batsman to breach Mt.250 in ODI cricket but he also broke Virender Sehwag’s record of the highest individual score (219) in the format.
#OnThisDay in 2014, Rohit Sharma went big!
The Indian opener smashed 264, the highest ever ODI score 🤯
The worst part? Sri Lanka dropped him when he was on 4 🤦 pic.twitter.com/E6wowdoGUL
— ICC (@ICC) November 13, 2019
Rohit finished with 264 off 173 deliveries to help India post 404 in 50 overs. In return, Sri Lanka fell 13 runs short of Rohit’s total and were bowled out for 251.
Rohit’s 264 still remains the highest individual score in ODI cricket.