Highest Individual Score At Each Batting Position In ODI Cricket

Published - 14 Jun 2021, 05:48 PM

Highest scored by each batting position
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Batting is an art in many ways. The best batsmen in world cricket know when to accelerate and when to play cautiously during their innings. What makes a batting effort all the more breathtaking is the way in which he scores runs and whether or not it is scored for a winning cause.

The best batsmen in world cricket have always found a way to score runs in different positions and this is where the strength of a capable batsman lies.

In this article, we will take a look at the highest individual score at different batting positions in ODI cricket.

Highest Individual Score At Each Batting Position In ODI Cricket

1- Martin Guptill 237 * vs West Indies, 2015

Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill (Image Credits: Twitter)

Guptill is the highest scorer batting at the number 1 spot in ODI cricket. He scored an unbeaten 237 against West Indies in the 2015 World Cup semifinal game. His knock powered the Kiwis to 393.

Windies in reply were bowled out for 250 as NZ won the match by 143 runs. Trent Boult took four wickets with the ball as Southee and Vettori took two each.

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2-Rohit Sharma 264* vs SL, 2014

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Image-PTI

Rohit Sharma scored 264* against Sri Lanka in 2014 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He remains the top scorer in ODI cricket. During this knock, he overtook Charles Coventry’s 194 * against Bangladesh.

India scored 404/5 in their 50 overs courtesy of Rohit’s 264. Virat Kohli scored 66 and Ajinkya Rahane 28. In reply, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 251 as India won the game by 153 runs.

3-Charles Coventry’s 194 * vs Bangladesh 2009

Centuries Scored In Losing Cause
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Coventry’s highest ODI score came at number three against Bangladesh in a losing cause. His unbeaten knock powered the African nation to 312/8 in their 50 overs. It was a single-handed effort from Coventry to take his team to that score.

In reply, Tamil Iqbal’s 154 set up the chase beautifully for Bangladesh who won the game by four wickets and with more than two overs to spare.

4-Sir Vivian Richards 189* vs England, 1984

West Indies Cricket Team
Viv Richards[photo: Twitter]
Former Windies skipper Viv Richards scored 189* batting at number five against England way back in 1984. His knock took his team to 272/9 in their 50 overs. 26 by Eldine Baptiste was the net highest-scorer for the side after Richards’ 189*.

In reply, England were bowled out for 168 with Allan Lamb top-scoring for the side with 75. Rest other pretty much scored in bits and pieces to take England to that score. West Indies won the match by 104 runs.

5-AB De Villiers 162 * vs West Indies, 2015

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers (Image Credit: Twitter)

De Villiers scored his highest ODI score batting at number five in the 2015 World Cup against West Indies. The sixties from Faf Du Plessis, Hasim Amla, and Rilee Rossouw followed a breathtaking knock from De Villiers batting at number five in Sydney.

In just 66 balls, he decimated the Windies bowlers to all-round the park. He came into bat in the final 20 overs of the South African innings and played the whirlwind knock with 17 fours and eight sixes. Windies in reply were bowled out for 151 as South Africa won the game by a mammoth 257 runs.

6-Kapil Dev 175* vs Zimbabwe, 1983

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Kapil Dev. Image-PTI

This knock by the former Indian skipper was not recorded during the time it was played. Many consider this knock as the greatest ever played by an Indian batsman on the world stage. This remained the highest ODI score by an Indian batsman till Sourav Ganguly overtook it in the 1999 World Cup in England.

7- Luke Ronchi 170* vs Sri Lanka, 2015

Luke Ronchi
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Former Kiwi wicket-keeper batsman scored 170 * batting at number seven against Sri Lanka in 2015. Grant Elliot’s 104 and Ronchi’s 170 powered the Kiwis to 360/ 5 batting first.

In reply, the Lankas were bowl3d out for 252 as the Kiwis won the game by 108 runs. Ronchi played international cricket for Australia and New Zealand.

8- Sam Curran 95* vs India, 2021 & Chris Woakes 95 * vs SL 2016

Curran and Woakes both scored 95 each batting at number 8 in the line-up. Curran’s unbeaten knock, unfortunately, came in a losing cause as England fell short by seven runs chasing 330 to win.

On the other hand, Woakes’ knock in a tied game between England and Sri Lanka. The Lanks scored 186 batting first and Woakes’ 92-ball 95 helped England to tie the game after they were 82/6 at one point in the chase.

9- Andre Russell 92 vs India, 2011

Andre Russell
Andre Russell (Image Credit: Twitter)

Still an unknown commodity to international cricket, Russell scored his highest ODI score as early as 2011 batting at number nine in the line-up. His 64-ball effort took West Indies to 225/8 in Antigua after Lendl Simmons scored 45 at the top. There was nothing from the middle-order as Russell scored the runs to take his team to a respectable score.

India won the game courtesy of an unbeaten 86 from Rohit Sharma in the middle-order. Parthiv Patel scored 46 at the top. Harbhajan and Praveen Kumar played cameos at the bottom.

10- Ravi Rampaul 86 * vs India, 2011

Ravi Rampaul
Ravi Rampaul (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ravi Rampaul remains the highest scorer at number 10 in the batting line-up. He scored an unbeaten 86 as West Indies scored 269/9. Lendl Simmons scored 78 at the top while Kieron Pollard scored 35 in the middle-order.

India won the game on the back of a Virat Kohli century and an unbeaten 90 from Rohit Sharma yet again in the middle-order.

11- Mohammad Amir 58 vs England, 2016

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mohammad amir[photo: Sky sports]
Amir scored 58 at number 11 which remains the highest scorer in that position. England scored 444 batting first. While Pakistan were bowled out for 275 with Amir top-scoring for the Men in Green in that match.

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