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Highest victory margins

February 27, 2003 21:42 IST

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Highest victory margins by runs in one-day international history:

256 runs - Australia beat Namibia, Potchefstroom, 2003

245 runs - Sri Lanka beat India, Sharjah, 2000/01

233 runs - Pakistan beat Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1999/00

232 runs - Australia beat Sri Lanka, Adelaide, 1984/85

224 runs - Australia beat Pakistan, Nairobi, 2002/03

217 runs - Pakistan beat Sri Lanka, Sharjah, 2001/02

208 runs - South Africa beat Kenya, Cape Town, 2001/02

206 runs - New Zealand beat Australia, Adelaide, 1985/86

206 runs - Sri Lanka beat Netherlands, Colombo, 2002/03

202 runs - England beat India, Lord's, 1975

202 runs - South Africa beat Kenya, Nairobi, 1996/97

202 runs - Zimbabwe beat Kenya, Dhaka, 1998/99

Leading bowling figures in World Cup history:

1. Glenn McGrath (Australia) 7-15 v Namibia, P'stroom, 2003

2. Winston Davis (West Indies) 7-51 v Australia, Leeds, 1983

3. Gary Gilmour (Australia) 6-14 v England, Leeds, 1975

4. Ashish Nehra (India) 6-23 v England, Durban, 2003

5. Chaminda Vaas (S.Lanka) 6-25 v Bangladesh, P'maritzburg, 2003

6. Ken MacLeay (Australia) 6-39 v India, Nottingham, 1983

7. Glenn McGrath (Australia) 5-14 v West Indies, Manchester, 1999

8= Alan Hurst (Australia) 5-21 v Canada, Birmingham, 1979

8= Paul Strang (Zimbabwe) 5-21 v Kenya, Patna, 1996

8= Lance Klusener (S.Africa) 5-21 v Kenya, Amstelveen, 1999

Most runs off an over in ODIs

30 runs:

  • ST Jayasuriya (Y4066661) off Aamer Sohail: Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Singapore 1995-96
    (Jayasuriya scored 29 off the bat in Singapore - the first ball (marked Y) was a wide, the 2nd ball was a no-ball scored from, so no additional runs were scored under the law at the time.)
  • ST Jayasuriya (666642) off CZ Harris: Sri Lanka v New Zealand, Sharjah 2000-01

28 runs: 

  • DS Lehmann (444646) off Rudi van Vuurun: Australia v Canada 2002
  • Shahid Afridi (662644) off ST Jayasuriya: Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Nairobi 1996-97
  • SR Tendulkar (4B26444) and A Jadeja (L) off CJ Drum : India v New Zealand, Hyderabad 1999-2000
    (Tendulkar scored 24 off the bat - the 2nd ball was a no-ball from which a run was taken (marked B - so two no-balls to the score), the 6 was hit off a no-ball (so one extra run) and the ball to Jadeja resulted in a leg-bye (marked L))
  • Shahid Afridi (666064) off Enamul Haque: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Dhaka 2001-02

27 runs: 

  • Asif Mujtaba (41) and Salim Malik (6466) off Muthiah Muralitharan: Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Colombo1994-95
  • Rameez Raja (41) and Moin Khan (4666) off Ian Bishop: Pakistan v West Indies, Sharjah1995-96
  • Marvan Atapattu (1) and Sanath Jayasuriya (66446) off Akram Khan: SRI LANKA v Bangladesh, Colombo 1997-98
  • Zaheer Khan (1666x6) and Ajit Agarkar (1) off Henry Olonga: India v Zimbabwe, Jodhpur 2000-01
    (Zaheer Khan (25) and Agarkar (1) scored 26 off the bat - the 6th ball (marked x) was a wide)
  • Imran Nazir (1) and Shahid Afridi (64646) off Grant Bradburn: Pakistan v New Zealand, Sharjah 2000-01
  • Shaun Pollock (266661) off James Franklin: South Africa v New Zealand, Perth 2001-02
  • Darren Lehmann (1) and Brett Lee (64646) off Allan Donald: Australia v South Africa, Perth 2001-02
  • Brian Lara (46466x) off Barry Seebaran: West Indies v Canada, Centurion 2002-03

26 runs: 

  • Rodney Marsh (64646W) off Bernard Cairns: Australia v New Zealand, Adelaide 1980-81
    (Marsh was dismissed by the 6th ball of the over from which he had scored 26)
  • Bernard Cairns (464660) off VBJ John: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Colombo 1983-84
  • Mike Gatting (6066B6) off Ravi Shastri: England v India, Jullundur 1981-82
    (Gatting scored 24 off the bat - the 5th ball (marked B) resulted in 2 byes)
  • Richard Hadlee (xx64241) and Martin Crowe (4) off Graham Gooch: New Zealand v England, Manchester 1986
    (Hadlee (17) and Crowe (4) scored 21 off the bat - the first two balls of the over (marked x) being wides, the second going for 4 wides)
  • Ian Botham (442466) off SP Davis: England v Australia, Perth 1986-87
  • AP Kuiper (2042666) off Craig McDermott: South Africa v Australia, Centurion 1993-94
    (McDermott's over to Kuiper included a no-ball (6th ball) scored from, so no additional runs were scored under the Law at the time)
  • Saeed Anwar (226664) off Anil Kumble: Pakistan v India, Madras 1996-97
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