India’s Highest Total Scores in ODI Cricket

India’s Highest Total Scores in ODI Cricket
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India has boasted a mighty batting lineup for some years now and they have helped to rattle up enormous scores in ODIs. In fact, India has scored over 400 runs in ODIs five times. In this article, we look at the eight of India’s highest total scores in ODI cricket and whether the team won the matches or not.

ScoreOversRRInnsOppositionGroundMatch Date
418/550.08.361v West IndiesIndore8 Dec 2011
414/750.08.281v Sri LankaRajkot15 Dec 2009
413/550.08.261v BermudaPort of Spain19 Mar 2007
404/550.08.081v Sri LankaKolkata13 Nov 2014
401/350.08.021v South AfricaGwalior24 Feb 2010
392/450.07.841v New ZealandChristchurch8 Mar 2009
392/450.07.841v Sri LankaMohali13 Dec 2017
387/550.07.741v EnglandRajkot14 Nov 2008

1. 418/5 vs. West Indies in Indore in December 2011

India won the toss, batted first and amassed an amazing 418/5 thanks to Viru Sehwag’s 219 off 149 balls with 25 fours and 7 sixers and fifties from Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina. All the Windies bowlers were clobbered around the park.

India then bowled splendidly to restrict the Caribbeans to just 265. Ravindra Jadeja bagged 3/34 and Rahul Sharma 3/43. Viru was named the Man of the Match.

2. 414/7 vs. Sri Lanka in Rajkot in December 2009

Sri Lanka won the toss but elected to field. The top three Indian batsmen fired the team total to 414/7. Viru Sehwag contributed 146 runs off 102 balls with 17 fours and 6 sixers, Sachin Tendulkar 69 off 63 balls and skipper MS Dhoni 72 in 53 deliveries. Jadeja boosted the score in the slog overs with an aggressive 30 off 17 balls with 2 sixers.

Sri Lanka replied gamely and even came close to winning. They fell only 3 runs short. Their innings was powered by Tillakaratne Dilshan’s 160 off 124 and fifties from Upul Tharanga and Kumar Sangakkara. Harbhajan Singh bowled well for India, grabbing 2/58 in his 10 overs. Viru was named the Player of the Match.

3. 413/5 vs. Bermuda in Port of Spain in March 2007

This match took place during the 2007 ODI World Cup. India batted first and made mincemeat of minnows Bermuda’s weak bowling attack to pile 413/5. The chief contributors were Viru Sehwag (114 off 87), Sourav Ganguly (89 off 114), Yuvraj Singh (83 off 46 with 7 sixers) and Sachin Tendulkar (57 off 29 with 4 sixers).

India then easily bowled out Bermuda for 156. Ajit Agarkar and Anil Kumble bagged 3/38 each. Sehwag was awarded the Player of the Match.

4. 404/5 vs. Sri Lanka in Kolkata in November 2014

India made good use of winning the toss and racked up 404/5 thanks to Rohit Sharma’s world-best individual ODI score of 264 (33 fours and 9 sixers) and Virat Kohli’s 66 off 64 deliveries. Even the wily Ajantha Mendis went for 70 in his 7 overs and did not bag a wicket.

India then bundled out the Lankans for just 251. Skipper Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne offered token resistance with fifties. For India, Dhawal Kulkarni was the star bowler with 4/34 in his 10 overs. Predictably, Rohit Sharma won the Player of the Match award.

India’s Highest Total Scores in ODI Cricket

5. 401/3 vs. South Africa in Gwalior in February 2010

This match is noteworthy because Sachin Tendulkar recorded the first-ever individual ODI double hundred in this game. He blasted 200 not out off 147 balls with 25 fours and 3 sixes. He was aided by fifties from Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni. India thus amassed 401/3.

The Indian bowlers were up to the task as well and bundled out the Proteas for just 248 runs in 42.5 overs. AB de Villiers’s hundred went in vain. For India, pacer S Sreesanth bagged the most wickets (3/49). Not surprisingly, Tendlya was named the Player of the Match.

6. 392/4 vs. New Zealand in Christchurch in March 2009

The Kiwis won the toss and bowled first. India used the opportunity and amassed 392/4 led by Sachin Tendulkar’s 163 off 133 balls with 16 fours and 5 sixers. He was supported by Yuvraj Singh (87 off 60), MS Dhoni (68 off 58) and Suresh Raina (38 off 18). Even the dependable Tim Southee went for 0/105 in his 10 overs.

India then bowled tidily to dismiss the Kiwis for 334 in 45.1 overs. Opener Jesse Ryder’s 105 was thus made in a losing cause. For India, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh bagged 2 scalps each. Tendulkar was named the Player of the Match.

7. 392/4 vs. Sri Lanka in Mohali in December 2017

Sri Lanka was made to regret their decision of fielding first as India piled 392/4 with help from Rohit Sharma (208 off 153 balls with 13 fours and 12 sixers), Shikhar Dhawan (68 off 67 balls with 9 fours) and Shreyas Iyer (88 off 70 deliveries with 9 fours and 2 sixers). Nuwan Pradeep was smashed for a whopping 106 in his 10 overs.

India’s bowlers then put up their hand and limited the Lankans to 251/8. Only Angelo Mathews was the saving grace with 111 off 132 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixers. None of the other Lankan batsmen could reach a fifty. The best Indian bowlers were Yuzvendra Chahal (3/60) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/43). Rohit Sharma was named the Player of the Match for his brilliant double ton.

8. 387/5 vs. England in Rajkot in November 2008

India made full use of being made bat first by racking up 387/5 with main contributions from Yuvraj Singh (138 off 78 balls), Viru Sehwag (85 off 73) and Gautam Gambhir (51 off 63).

England faltered in their reply and could make only 229 runs. They were bowled out in 37.4 overs. Zaheer Khan was the chief wicket-taker with 3/26. Yuvi was awarded the Player of the Match.

In Conclusion

Our list of the highest ODI scores by India shows that they are one of the top-performing sides when it comes to batting in ODIs. India’s bowling has improved too and thus the side is able to win a lot more matches. South Africa has made the most number of 400+ totals in ODIs (6) followed by India (5).

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