The winners of the 1983 and 2011 ODI World Cups are one of the best and most successful teams in the game of cricket across the format. India is only one of three teams that have won the ODI World Cup twice. Australia (5) and the West Indies (2) are the other two. Then India is the only second team to win the Champions Trophy twice (2002 and 2013). Another one is Australia.
So that shows the history of Indian cricket in the ODI format. However, the Men in Blue hold many records in this format. In this article we will cover India highest score in ODI cricket. Well, India has crossed the 400-run mark five times. They are only next to South Africa (6 times).
List of Highest Score by Team India in ODI
|418/5||50.0||West Indies||Indore||8 Dec 2011|
|414/7||50.0||Sri Lanka||Rajkot||15 Dec 2009|
|413/5||50.0||Bermuda||Port of Spain||19 Mar 2007|
|409/8||50||Bangladesh||Chattogram||10 Dec 2022|
|404/5||50.0||Sri Lanka||Kolkata||13 Nov 2014|
|401/3||50.0||South Africa||Gwalior||24 Feb 2010|
|399/5||50||Australia||Indore||24 Sep 2023|
|392/4||50.0||New Zealand||Christchurch||8 Mar 2009|
|392/4||50.0||Sri Lanka||Mohali||13 Dec 2017|
|387/5||50.0||England||Rajkot||14 Nov 2008|
|387/5||50.0||West Indies||Visakhapatnam||18 Dec 2019|
|385/9||50.0||New Zealand||Indore||24 JAN 2023|
|383/6||50.0||Australia||Bengaluru||2 Nov 2013|
3. India (413/5) against Bermuda at Port of Spain
The third highest score by India came against Bermuda at Port of Spain in the 2007 World Cup. Prior to this match, India were on the verge of getting kicked out of the World Cup. After winning the toss, Bermuda opted to bowl first, and that was the wrong decision. Because India came with a clear intent. Robin Uthappa was out in the second over. But after that, Sourav Ganguly (89) and Virender Sehwag (114) added 202 runs for the second wicket.
However, India lost a few early wickets in the middle, but a 132-run partnership between Yuvraj Singh (83 off 46) and Sachin Tendulkar (57* off 29) in just 10.2 overs helped India cross the 400-run mark. This was also the first time that India crossed 400. India made 413/5 runs in their 50 overs. In reply, Bermuda were bundled out for just 156 runs and lost the match by 257 runs.
2. India (414/7) against Sri Lanka at Rajkot
In the history of the game, India and Sri Lanka have had many amazing battles across the format. India registered their second highest total against Sri Lanka in December 2009 at Rajkot. This match saw a total of 826 runs scored in 100 overs, which is also a record. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first. And it was a usual start by Virender Sehwag (146) and Sachin Tendulkar (69). Both batters came out all guns blazing.
They added 153 runs in just 19.3 overs. MS Dhoni also promoted himself and scored 72 off 53 runs. India scored 414/7. In reply, Sri Lanka also started well, and their openers scored 188 in just 23.6 overs and then scored another 128 runs for the second wicket. But in the end, they just fell short by three runs, and the game went more closely than expected, and India won it narrowly. Tillakaratne Dilshan (160), Upal Tharanga (67) and Kumar Sangakkara (90) were the top scorers.
1. India (418/5) against West Indies (India’s highest in ODI cricket)
The highest score in ODI by India came in a match against the West Indies in December 2011 at Indore. This match also saw one of the highest scores by an Indian batter in an ODI. After winning the toss, India chose to bat first. Both Indian openers gave the team a quick start and scored 176 runs in 22.5 overs. Then again, India had a partnership of 140 runs for the second wicket.
Virender Sehwag carried his bat through the innings and scored 219 runs (the highest individual score at that time). India scored 418/5 in their 50 overs. In reply, the West Indies didn’t have a great start to chasing this mammoth total and got all out for just 265 runs in 49.2 overs. India won that match by 153 runs, and Sehwag won the “Man of the Match” award.