443/9 by Sri Lanka against Netherlands (Holland) was made when Lankans visited the cricketing minnow country for a series of two ODIs. it was the first match of series and visitors elected to bat first. Upul Tharanga was out for just 18 but his opening partners Sanath Jayasuriya continued for 157 individual score off only 104 balls with 24 fours and a six. Tillakaratane Dilshan, batting at number 5, scored 117 unbeaten to push Sri Lanka to the largest ODI total till date.
Sri Lanka won that game by 195 runs.
Australia v South Africa 5th ODI at Johannesburg saw the first time ever 400 runs scored in one day match, in both innings and remain at 2nd and 3rd highest total by any team in one day matches. That day, Herschelle Gibbs scored 175 from only 111 balls which still is the 12th highest ODI score by a batsman.
Interesting is New Zealand's 397/5 against Zimbabwe back on 24 August 2005 which came off only 44 overs, which gives us the highest runrate by a team in their innings, at 9.02 runs per over.
Highest total by :-
- India = 414/7 against Sri Lanka
- Sri Lanka = 443/9 against Holland.
- South Africa = 433/2 against West Indies
- Australia = 434/4 against South Africa.
- New Zealand = 402/2 against Ireland.
- England = 391/4 against Bangladesh.
- Pakistan = 385/7 against Bangladesh.
- West Indies = 372/2 against Zimbabwe.
- Bangladesh = 326/3 against Pakistan.
|Highest scores (totals) by a team in ODIs|
|Sri Lanka||443/9||50.0||8.86||1||Holland||4 Jul 2006|
|South Africa||439/2||50.0||8.78||1||West Indies||18 Jan 2015|
|South Africa||438/9||49.5||8.78||2||Australia||12 Mar 2006|
|Australia||434/4||50.0||8.68||1||South Africa||12 Mar 2006|
|India||418/5||50.0||8.36||1||West Indies||8 Dec 2011|
|South Africa||418/5||50.0||8.36||1||Zimbabwe||20 Sep 2006|
|India||414/7||50.0||8.28||1||Sri Lanka||15 Dec 2009|
|India||413/5||50.0||8.26||1||Bermuda||19 Mar 2007|
|Sri Lanka||411/8||50.0||8.22||2||India||15 Dec 2009|
|South Africa||408/5||50.0||8.16||1||West Indies||27 Feb 2015|
|India||404/4||50.0||8.08||1||Sri Lanka||13 Nov 2014|
|New Zealand||402/2||50.0||8.04||1||Ireland||1 Jul 2008|
|India||401/3||50.0||8.02||1||S Africa||24 Feb 10|
|South Africa||399/6||50.0||7.98||1||Zimbabwe||22 Oct 2010|
|Sri Lanka||398/5||50.0||7.96||1||Kenya||6 Mar 1996|
|New Zealand||397/5||44.0||9.02||1||Zimbabwe||24 Aug 2005|
|South Africa||392/6||50.0||7.84||1||Pakistan||4 Feb 2007|
|India||392/4||50.0||7.84||1||New Zealand||8 Mar 2009|
|England||391/4||50.0||7.82||1||Bangladesh||21 Jun 2005|
|India||387/5||50.0||7.74||1||England||14 Nov 2008|
|Pakistan||385/7||50.0||7.70||1||Bangladesh||21 June 2010|
|India||383/6||50.0||7.66||1||Australia||2 Nov 2013|
|Australia||377/6||50.0||7.54||1||South Africa||24 May 2007|