Cricket: Highest ODI Scores, by player
PlayerNumber of runs scored
RG Sharma (India vs Sri Lanka - 2014)264
MJ Guptill (New Zealand vs West Indies - 2015)237
V Sehwag (India vs West Indies - 2011)219
CH Gayle (West Indies vs Zimbabwe - 2015)215
Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan vs Zimbabwe - 2018)210
Ishan Kishan (India vs Bangladesh - 2022)210
RG Sharma (India vs Australia - 2013)209
RG Sharma (India vs Sri Lanka - 2017)208
Shubman Gill (India vs New Zealand - 2023)208
GJ Maxwell (Australia vs Afghanistan - 2023)201
SR Tendulkar (India vs South Africa - 2010)200
CK Coventry (Pakistan vs Bangladesh - 2009)194
Saeed Anwar (Pakistan vs India - 1997)194
Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan vs South Africa - 2021)193
IVA Richards (West Indies vs England - 1984)189
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Time period: as of Dec 2023
  • Published: Dec 2023

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Highest ODI Score

RG Sharma holds the record for the highest ODI score with 264 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014.

Top Three Individual Scores

Players with scores above 200 are RG Sharma, MJ Guptill, and V Sehwag, with 264, 237, and 219 runs respectively.

Multiple Entries by a Single Player

RG Sharma appears three times in the top scores list, marking him as the player with the most entries.

200+ Scores by Country

India leads with six instances of players scoring more than 200 runs in an ODI.

Scores in the 200s

There are eleven instances of players scoring in the 200s.

Decade with Most 200+ Scores

The 2010s witnessed the highest number of 200+ scores, with nine instances.

Scores Between 190 and 200

Four players have scores between 190 and 200, showcasing high but just short of double-century performances.

Variety in Opposition

The highest scores have been made against ten different teams, indicating no specific trend in opposition weakness.

First 200 in ODIs

SR Tendulkar was the first to score 200 runs in an ODI, achieving this milestone in 2010 against South Africa.

Narrow Misses for Double Century

CK Coventry and Saeed Anwar each missed a double century by 6 runs, scoring 194.

Scores Spanning Decades

The list includes scores from as early as 1984 to 2023, covering nearly four decades of cricket history.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who holds the record for the highest ODI score?

RG Sharma holds the record for the highest ODI score with 264 runs.

Which players have the top three individual scores in ODI cricket?

The top three individual scores are held by RG Sharma, MJ Guptill, and V Sehwag, with 264, 237, and 219 runs respectively.

Which player appears multiple times in the top scores list?

RG Sharma appears three times in the top scores list.

Which country has the most instances of players scoring more than 200 runs in an ODI?

India leads with six instances of players scoring more than 200 runs in an ODI.

Terms and Definitions

ODI, or One Day International, is a format of cricket where the game is typically completed in a single day. Each team generally bats for 50 overs or until all players are out. The ODI format is approved and recognized by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

ICC, or the International Cricket Council, is the global governing body for cricket. It organizes major international tournaments, maintains cricket rules and regulations known as "the laws of cricket", and ranks teams and players.

In cricket, an 'over' refers to a set of six consecutive balls that a bowler delivers to the batsman. The number of overs in a match might vary based on the format. In ODI, typically each team gets a chance to bat for 50 overs.

In cricket, a 'run' is the basic unit of scoring. Runs can be scored in various ways - by hitting the ball and running between the wickets, boundaries (4 or 6 runs) or receiving extras (bonus runs given due to the opponent's mistakes).

In cricket, a 'boundary' is a scoring shot that results in four or six runs. If a batsman hits the ball and it reaches the boundary after bouncing, it is called a 'four'. If the ball crosses the boundary without bouncing, it's known as a 'six'.

In the context of cricket, the 'score' is the total number of runs made by a player or a team during a single match.

In a cricket match, an 'innings' refers to the turn of a team or a player to bat. In an ODI match, each team gets one innings (or turn) to bat and score as many runs as possible.

In cricket, 'extras' also known as 'sundries' in some countries, are runs scored without the batsman hitting the ball. Extras can be given for wides, no balls, byes, or leg-byes.

The Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS) Method is a mathematical formula used in cricket to calculate the target score of a team batting second when a match is interrupted by circumstances like rain. This system takes into account the number of overs and wickets remaining.
All topics
Cricket
Professional cricket is characterized by intense competition, with players undergoing rigorous fitness and skill training to perform at high levels in international and domestic matches. Read more »
All locations
Pakistan
Explore Pakistan's profile with key statistics on geography, demographics, economy, and culture. Learn about this Asian nation's global standing and unique features. Read more »
Share