Australia is the most successful team in the history of the game. In 12 ODI World Cup editions, they have won five, which is a record in itself. Apart from that, they set a record for the longest winning streak with 27 games between 1999 and 2011. Just like this, they also hold many more World Cup records as a team.
The record for the highest score in a World Cup game belongs to them. There are a number of instances when they went big and scored big totals. In this article, we will talk about the list of highest totals by Australia in the ODI World Cup.
Highest Total in Cricket World Cup for Australia
|417/6||50.0||1||Afghanistan||Perth||4 Mar 2015|
|399/8||50||1||Netherlands||Delhi||25 Oct 2023|
|388||49.2||1||New Zealand||Dharamsala||28 Oct 2023|
|381/5||50.0||1||Bangladesh||Nottingham||20 Jun 2019|
|377/6||50.0||1||South Africa||Basseterre||24 Mar 2007|
|376/9||50.0||1||Sri Lanka||Sydney||8 Mar 2015|
|367/9||50||1||Pakistan||Bangalore||20 Oct 2023|
|359/2||50.0||1||India||Johannesburg||23 Mar 2003|
|358/5||50.0||1||Netherlands||Basseterre||18 Mar 2007|
|348/6||50.0||1||New Zealand||St George’s||20 Apr 2007|
|342/9||50.0||1||England||Melbourne||14 Feb 2015|
|334/6||50.0||1||Scotland||Basseterre||14 Mar 2007|
|334/7||50.0||1||Sri Lanka||The Oval||15 Jun 2019|
Australia (377/6) vs South Africa in 2007
Australia posted their third highest World Cup score during their unbeaten streak in the 2007 ODI World Cup. It was the 22nd game of the competition against South Africa in Basseterre. The Proteas won the toss and decided to bowl first. Australia had some big partnerships in their batting innings. Adam Gilchrist (42) and Matthew Hayden added 106 runs for the first wicket in 14.5 overs.
Hayden smashed a 66-ball ton and made 101 off 68, with 14 fours and four sixes. Then, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke added 161 runs for the third wicket with each other. Both batters got out in the nineties. Ponting made 91 off 91, while Clarke scored a 75-ball 92. Australia scored a massive 377/6 in the first innings. In reply, South Africa also started well with Greame Smith (74) and AB de Villiers (92). But they were all out for 294 and lost by 83 runs.
Australia (381/5) vs Bangladesh in 2019
The second biggest World Cup total for Australia came in 2019 against Bangladesh. It was the 26th game in Nottingham, and they won the toss and batted first. David Warner and Aaron Finch added 121 runs for the first wicket in 2035 overs. After that, Australia had another big partnership for the second wicket. Warner and Usman Khawaja added 192 runs. Khawaja made 89 off 72, while Warner scored a hundred.
He made 166 off 147 balls, including 14 fours and five sixes. The Australian team finished at 381/5 in 50 overs. The response was equally impressive from Bangladesh, and they registered their highest ODI total against Australia. Though they didn’t win, they made 333/8 in their chase. Mushfiqur Rahim made an unbeaten 102 off 97 balls. Bangladesh lost the game by 48 runs.
Australia (417/6) vs Afghanistan in 2015
The highest World Cup total and biggest World Cup win came in the 26th game of the 2015 edition. It was the match between Australia and Afghanistan in Perth. Afghanistan won the toss and field first but couldn’t restrict the Australian batters. Australia lost Aaron Finch (4) early, but David Warner and Steven Smith added 260 runs for the second wicket. Smith got out for 95 runs, which brought Glenn Maxwell to the crease.
Maxwell smashed a 21-ball fifty and made 88 off 39 balls, with six fours and seven sixes. On the other hand, Warner made a 92-ball ton and reached 150 off 116 balls. The left-hander made 178 off 133 balls, with 19 fours and five sixes, to help Australia post a mega total of 417/6 in the first inning. It was a tough task for Afghanistan, and they were bundled out for just 142 runs in 37.3 overs. Australia registered a win by 275 runs.
Teamwise Highest Score in ODI World Cup
|1||AUS Highest Score in ODI World Cup|
|2||SL Highest Score in ODI World Cup|
|3||SA Africa Highest Score in ODI World Cup|
|4||ENG Highest Score in ODI World Cup|
|5||IND Highest Score in ODI World Cup|
|6||NZ Highest Total in ODI World Cup|
|7||BAN Highest Total in ODI World Cup|