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ICC World Cup recap: Top 5 highest individual scores


NEW DELHI: There were countless swashbuckling knocks played within the ICC ODI World Cup throughout all eleven editions thus far. There are some which lovers won't ever put out of your mind, like Kapil Dev's 175* vs Zimbabwe within the 1983 version, when India had been right down to nine/four, West Indian legend Viv Richards's 181 to explosive Kiwi opener Martin Guptill's 237* within the last version.


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Ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup, TimesofIndia.com sports recaps the highest five easiest particular person rankings which will stay glittering highlights of cricket's greatest carnival.

Martin Guptill - 237* vs West Indies (2015)


New Zealand opener Martin Guptill carried his bat through the innings to publish an unbeaten 237 - the second-highest particular person rating in ODI history - against the West Indies within the quarterfinal of the ICC World Cup 2015 in Wellington. He faced 163 balls in his record-breaking knock that noticed him spoil 24 fours and 11 sixes. Incredibly no other batsmen scored even a fifty in New Zealand's thoughts boggling 393/6. Guptill grabbed his second existence with each fingers, after being given a existence within the first over of the innings when Marlon Samuels dropped him at sq. leg off Jerome Taylor. In answer, West Indies may just arrange 250 in 30.three overs.

Chris Gayle - 215 vs Zimbabwe (2015)


The 2015 World Cup witnessed two double loads. The first was scored by way of Windies big hitter Chris Gayle - who additionally become the first batsman to attain a World Cup double century with this knock. After shedding Dwayne Smith for zero in the very first over, Gayle forged a 372-run partnership with Marlon Samuels for the second one wicket. That was the entire which the West Indies posted against Zimbabwe within the Pool B match in Canberra. Gayle smacked 10 fours and 16 sixes during his 147-ball keep at the crease and was pushed aside off the final delivery of the Windies innings. Gayle finished his century in 105 balls after which he fired on all cylinders, attaining his next hundred off just 33 deliveries. That additionally made him the first non-Indian batsman to attain a double century in ODIs at that time (earlier than Guptill scored his double century). Chasing a huge 373-run target, Zimbabwe had been bowled out for 289.


Gary Kirsten - 188* vs UAE (1996)


For the third easiest rating on this list we have to return to the 1996 version. South African opener Gary Kirsten (who later become India trainer) held the list of the highest-individual rating within the World Cup for nearly 20 years (earlier than Gayle broke it in 2015). Kirsten scored a mammoth 188 now not out against UAE in Rawalpindi, struck 13 fours and four sixes in his 159-ball innings, as South Africa made 321/2 in 50 overs. It was additionally the then second easiest particular person ODI rating after West Indian great Viv Richards' 189 now not out against England in 1984. South Africa then limited UAE to a paltry 152/8 to win the match by way of 169 runs.


Sourav Ganguly - 183 vs Sri Lanka (1999)



Sourav Ganguly most certainly played the most productive limited overs knock of his existence within the 1999 World Cup against the protecting champions Sri Lanka in Taunton. The Sri Lankan bowlers had been taken to the cleaners by way of Ganguly and Rahul Dravid during the course of their list 318 run partnership (at that time an all-time list in ODIs for any wicket). After attaining his century off 119 balls, Ganguly modified the momentum scoring the next 83 runs off just 39 balls. Ganguly clobbered 17 fours and 7 sixes in his 158-ball memorable innings earlier than being pushed aside off the penultimate delivery. Dravid in the meantime chipped in with 145 off 129 balls, with 17 fours and a six because the Men in Blue posted a mammoth 373/6. India then produced a good bowling effort to bowl out Sri Lanka for 216 in 42.three overs, to wrap up a 157 run win.


Viv Richards - 181 vs Sri Lanka (1987)



West Indies discovered themselves in a spot of hassle at 45/2, but Viv Richards bailed his workforce out with a damaging innings of 181 which was scored off just 125 balls against Sri Lanka in Karachi within the 1987 version. In the process, he additionally put on a 182-run stand for the third wicket with Desmond Haynes. Richards hit 16 fours and 7 sixes to help the Windies publish 360/four of their 50 overs. The West Indian legend additionally overtook Kapil Dev's 175* to list the highest-ever particular person rating at the World Cup at that time. The West Indies went directly to register a huge 191 run win, by way of restricting Sri Lanka to simply 169/four.


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