As of 2021, the highest individual score in ODI Cricket, Fakhar Zaman holds the top spot on the list. One Day International cricket has seen a shift in strategy, with teams preferring to chase rather than set scores. In the 50-over and T20I formats, run chasing has become the new strategy, with teams having players who can hit sixes at will play in the final 10 overs of the game. Examples include Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ben Stokes, and Jos Buttler.
Nowadays, teams are at ease chasing scores of 300 or above and are confident of winning the game. T20 cricket’s emergence has given teams confidence in their chasing abilities. Virat Kohli is the best example of a player who makes chasing look easy with his calculated strokeplay; he is known as the “chase master.”
Highest Individual Score While Chasing In ODI-2021.
1. Fakhar Zaman Highest Individual Score- 193 vs South Africa.
Fakhar Zaman scored 193 off 155, the highest individual score by a batsman in a One Day International while chasing a target in the second ODI against South Africa. In addition, Fakhar Zaman became Pakistan’s first player to score 150+ runs while chasing. Fakhar Zaman also broke Shane Watson’s previous record by becoming the first player to score the highest individual total in the second inning. This record was broken almost ten years later and in the same month.
2. Shane Watson- 185* vs Bangladesh.
Shane Watson has the second-highest individual score in ODI history. Australia visited Bangladesh in 2011, and this was the second ODI in Dhaka. Mitchell Johnson took three wickets and Steve Smith, who played as a leg-spinner back then, took two as the Bangladesh team managed to score 229/7 in their first 50 overs. Watson single-handedly took the game away from the opposition, ended up scoring 185 * from 96 balls with 15 fours and as many sixes. That remains his highest ODI score, as the Aussies chased it down in just 26 overs.
3. MS Dhoni Highest Individual Score- 183* vs Sri Lanka.
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka in Jaipur in 2005. It is still his highest ODI score, which he achieved during a successful run chase. India needed 299 runs to win, and Dhoni delivered a magnificent finish. This knock came while batting at number three for India in an ODI when he was still in the early stages of his career. MS Dhoni, the finisher in international cricket, was recognized with this knock. Sri Lanka batted first and scored 298/4, led by Kumar Sangakkara’s 138 and Mahela Jayawardene’s 71.
4. Virat Kohli ODI Highest Individual Score – 183 vs Pakistan.
In the Asia Cup 2012, Indian captain Virat Kohli recorded his highest ODI score against Pakistan. With 13 balls to spare, Kohli’s knock enabled India to successfully chase down the target of 330 required for victory. With Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar (52) and Rohit Sharma (68) added crucial runs. Earlier in the game, centuries from Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed helped Pakistan reach 329/6 in 50 overs. However, Kohli’s highest ODI score turned the run chase into a one-sided affair.
5. Ross Taylor- 181* vs England.
Ross Taylor, a Kiwi middle-order batsman, is ranked fifth on the list for the highest individual score. In 2018, England batted first and scored 335-9 at the Dunedin Oval, led by tonnes from Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root. Taylor scored an unbeaten 181 as the Kiwis won with three balls to spare, despite having to chase 336 for victory. In the run chase, Tom Latham (71), Kane Williamson (45), and Colin De Granhomme all contributed. Taylor’s highest score in the 50-over format remains this one.
6. Herschelle Gibbs 175 vs Australia.
Gibbs delivered a once-in-a-lifetime knock to help South Africa become the first team to successfully chase down a target of over 400 runs. The Proteans won the game on the game’s penultimate ball. Half-centuries were scored by Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher, with contributions from the rest of the batting lineup. Meanwhile, batting first, Australia scored a mammoth 434/4 in 50 overs, with former skipper Ricky Ponting scoring 164. He benefited from the Australian openers’ strong start, which saw them stitch 97 for the first wicket. Despite the fact that South Africa won the match on paper, television commentators referred to cricket as the game’s ultimate winner after the game. Since then, the course of ODI cricket has been altered by this match.
ODI Batting Records – Highest Individual Scores List.
|Player Name||Highest Score||Fixture||Venue|
|Rohit Sharma||264||Sri Lanka in India 2014/15 (4th ODI)||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Martin Guptill||237*||ICC World Cup 2014/15 (Quarter-Final)||Westpac Stadium, Wellington|
|Virender Sehwag||219||West Indies in India 2011/12 (4th ODI)||Holkar Stadium, Indore|
|Chris Gayle||215||ICC World Cup 2014/15 (Pool B)||Manuka Oval, Canberra|
|Rohit Sharma||209||Australia in India 2013/14 (7th ODI)||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore|
|Sachin Tendulkar||200*||South Africa in India 2009/10 (2nd ODI)||Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior|
|Charles Coventry||194*||Bangladesh in Zimbabwe: 4th match, 2009||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo|
|Saeed Anwar||194||Pepsi Independence Cup: 6th Match, 1997||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai|
|Sir Viv Richards||189*||Texaco Trophy: 1st ODI, 1984||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Sanath Jayasuriya||189||Coca-Cola Champions Trophy: Only Final, 2000/01||Sharjah C.A. Stadium|
ODI Batting Records-Highest Individual Scores In Run Chase.
|Player Name||Highest Score||Fixture||Venue|
|Fakhar Zaman||Pakistan tour of South Africa Apr 4, 2021(2nd ODI)||The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|Shane Watson||185*||Australia in Bangladesh 2010/11 (2nd ODI)||Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Virat Kohli||183||Micromax Asia Cup 2011/12||Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|MS Dhoni||183*||Sri Lanka in India: 3rd ODI, 2005/06||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
|Herschelle Gibbs||175||Australia in South Africa: 5th ODI, 2005/06||New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|Sachin Tendulkar||175||Australia in India: 5th match, 2009/10||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad|
|Shane Watson||161*||England in Australia 2010/11 (1st ODI)||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||160||Sri Lanka in India 2009/10 (1st ODI)||Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot|
|Andrew Strauss||158||ICC World Cup 2010/11 (Group B)||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore|
|Tamim Iqbal||154||Bangladesh in Zimbabwe: 4th match, 2009||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo|
|Brian Lara||153||Pepsi Champions Trophy: Only Final, 1993/94||Sharjah C.A. Stadium|
|Sanath Jayasuriya||152||NatWest Series: 5th Match, 2006||Headingley, Leeds|
|Sanath Jayasuriya||151*||Pepsi Independence Cup: 4th Match, 1997||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Gautam Gambhir||150*||Sri Lanka in India 2009/10 (4th ODI)||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
So there you have it: Highest Individual Score In One Day International Cricket Run Chase as of 2021. We hope you found this list useful. Also, don’t forget to share your valuable thoughts on this list in the comments section below.