Australia are definitely the best team when it comes to the game of cricket. The Men in Yellow are the team with all the championships and titles in cricket. They are the five-time World Champions, winning the ODI World Cups in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015. Australia also won the T20I World Cup in 2021 and are the defending champions.
This shows the rich history of the Men in Blue in the game of cricket. Their dominance in this game is world-renowned. As the most successful team in the game, they have many records that are unbeatable.
List of Highest Team Score in ODI By Australia
|434/4||50.0||1||South Africa||Johannesburg||12 Mar 2006|
|417/6||50.0||1||Afghanistan||Perth||4 Mar 2015|
|392/8||50||1||South Africa||Bloemfontein||9 Sep 2023|
|389/4||50.0||1||India||Sydney||29 Nov 2020|
|381/5||50.0||1||Bangladesh||Nottingham||20 Jun 2019|
|378/5||50.0||1||New Zealand||Canberra||6 Dec 2016|
|377/6||50.0||1||South Africa||Basseterre||24 Mar 2007|
|376/9||50.0||1||Sri Lanka||Sydney||8 Mar 2015|
|374/6||50.0||1||India||Sydney||27 Nov 2020|
|371/6||50.0||1||South Africa||Durban||5 Oct 2016|
|367/7||50.0||1||Pakistan||Adelaide||26 Jan 2017|
However, in this article, we will discuss the list of highest totals by Australia in ODI cricket.
4. Australia (389/4) against India at Sydney
The fourth highest score for Australia came against India at Sydney in the second ODI of the three-match series. After winning the toss, Australia chose to bat first. Both openers, David Warner (83) and Aaron Finch (60), added 142 runs for the first wicket in 22.5 overs. Then the middle order also contributed pretty well. Steve Smith smashed a quick century and made 104 off 64 balls, including 14 boundaries and 2 maximums.
Marnus Labuschagne scored 70, while Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 63* off 29 balls. As a result, Australia made 389/4 in their 50 overs. It was a huge target to chase and India did try their best. But they could only manage 338/9 and lost the match by 51 runs. Virat Kohli was the top scorer, who scored 89 runs.
2. Australia (417/6) against Afghanistan at Perth
The second highest total for Australia came in the 2015 World Cup against Afghanistan in Perth. It was Afghanistan that won the toss and chose to bowl first. However, they lost the wicket of Aaron Finch for 14 runs. But after that, David Warner and Steve Smith added a massive partnership of 260 runs. Smith made 95 runs, and his wicket brought Glenn Maxwell to the crease, who scored a blistering half-century.
Maxwell made 88 runs off just 39 balls, including six fours and seven maximums. While Warner smashed 178 runs off 133 balls, including 19 fours and five sixes. Australia made a massive score of 417/6 runs in their 50 overs. It looked impossible to chase down, and that’s what happened. Chasing the target, Afghanistan got all out for 142 runs, losing the match by 275 runs.
1. Australia (434/4) against South Africa (Australia’s highest in ODI)
This match saw some incredible performances and many records were broken during the course of the game. This was the first time that a team crossed the 400-run mark and also registered the biggest chase in the history of ODIs. It was the fifth match of the five-match ODI series. After winning the toss, Australia chose to bat first. They had a really good start and added 97 runs for the first wicket.
Adam Gilchrist (55) and Simon Katich (79) gave them a good start. But after that, it was complete carnage from the bats of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey. Ponting scored 164 runs off 105 balls, while Hussey made 81 off 51. Australia scored 434/4 in their 50 overs. It looked impossible to chase, but South Africa went into the business with all guns blazing. They just smashed every bowler and did the impossible to chase the biggest target in the history of ODI cricket and won by just one wicket.