That said, cricket matches are never boring when plenty of runs are scored or wickets are falling frequently, dramatically. In following, we look at the highest and lowest totals in world cup ODI cricket.
The record of highest total is firmly held by Indians, the only team to score over 400 runs in an inning in this once in four year tournament, blasting minnows Bermuda back in 2007 edition. Indians had already lost to Bangladesh that season, diminishing their hopes, and this clash against Bermuda was more like a anger game. Virender Sehwag smashed 81 balls century that day while Yuvraj Singh blasted away 7 sixes in his knock of 83 off 46 balls. Sachin Tendulkar too hit 4 sixes in his 26 balls unbeaten fifty batting at no.6!
Indians that day broke the record set by Sri Lankans of 398/5, made way back in 1996 when totals of 300 were highly rare.
Also see : Highest totals in ODIs overall.
|Highest totals (team scores) in all ODI world cups.|
|India||413/5||50.0||1st||Bermuda||Port of Spain||19 Mar 2007|
|Sri Lanka||398/5||50.0||1st||Kenya||Kandy||6 Mar 1996|
|Australia||377/6||50.0||1st||South Africa||Basseterre||24 Mar 2007|
|India||373/6||50.0||1st||Sri Lanka||Taunton||26 May 1999|
|India||370/4||50.0||1st||Bangladesh||Mirpur||19 Feb 2011|
|New Zealand||363/5||50.0||1st||Canada||Gros Islet||22 Mar 2007|
|West Indies||360/4||50.0||1st||Sri Lanka||Karachi||13 Oct 1987|
|Australia||359/2||50.0||1st||India||Johannesburg||23 MAr 2003|
|Australia||358/5||50.0||1st||Netherlands||Basseterre||18 Mar 2007|
|New Zealand||358/6||50.0||1st||Canada||Mumbai||13 Mar 2011|
|South Africa||356/4||50.0||1st||West Indies||St George's||10 Apr 2007|
|South Africa||353/3||50.0||1st||Netherlands||Basseterre||16 Mar 2007|
|South Africa||351/5||50.0||1st||Netherlands||Mohali||4 Mar 2011|
|Pakistan||349/10||49.5||1st||Zimbabwe||Jamaica||21 Mar 2007|
England's highest world cup total = 334/4, 60 overs vs India at Lord's on 7 June 1975.
The lowest totalin cricket world cup is made by Canada, who were all out for just 36 at Boland Bank park in Paarl against Sri Lanka in 2003. Prabath Nissanka took 4 wickets, Chaminda Vaas 3 wkts, Dilhara Fernando 2 wkts and Muralitharan one wkt. None of Canadian batsman reached double figure (highest was 9, by captain Joe Harris). Lankans chased down their target in 4.4 overs.
|Lowest totals (team scores) in all ODI world cups.|
|Canada||36||18.4||1st||Sri Lanka||Paarl||19 Feb 2003|
|Namibia||45||14.0||2nd||Australia||P'stroom||27 Feb 2003|
|Canada||45||40.3||1st||England||Old Trafford||13 Jun 1979|
|Bangladesh||58||18.5||1st||West Indies||Mirpur||5 Mar 2011|
|Scotland||68||31.3||1st||West Indies||Leicester||27 May 1999|
|Kenya||69||23.5||1st||New Zealand||Chennai||20 Feb 2011|
|Pakistan||74||40.2||1st||England||Adelaide||1 Mar 1992|
|Ireland||77||27.4||1st||Sri Lanka||St George's||18 Apr 2007|
|Bermuda||78||24.4||2nd||Sri Lanka||Port of spain||15 Mar 2007|
|Bangladesh||78||28||2nd||South Africa||Mirpur||19 Mar 2011|
|Namibia||84||17.4||2nd||Pakistan||Kimberley||16 Feb 2003|
|Sri Lanka||86||37.2||1st||West Indies||Old Trafford||7 Jun 1975|
|Ireland||91||30.0||1st||Australia||Barbados||13 Apr 2007|
|West Indies||93||35.2||2nd||Kenya||Pune||29 Feb 1996|
|England||93||36.2||1st||Australia||Headingley||18 Jun 1975|
|East Africa||94||52.3||2nd||England||Edgbaston||14 Jun 1975|
|Zimbabwe||99||19.1||2nd||Pakistan||Jamaica||21 Mar 2007|
India's lowest world cup total = 125 vs Australia at Centurion on 15 Feb 2003.
Australia's lowest world cup total = 129 vs India at Chelmsford on 20 June 1983.
New Zealand's lowest world cup total = 112 vs Australia at Port Elizabeth on 11 Mar 2003.
South Africa's lowest world cup total = 149 vs Australia at Gros Islet on 25 Apr 2007.