Cricket, often dubbed the “gentleman’s game,” is an integral part of India’s sporting fabric. One Day Internationals (ODIs) have provided cricket enthusiasts with countless unforgettable moments, and among them are India’s remarkable achievements in terms of high scores. In this article, we’ll embark on a journey to explore India highest score in ODI cricket. These performances not only reflect India’s rich cricketing heritage but also showcase the nation’s enduring passion for the game.
India highest score in ODI cricket
Over the past 20 years or so, Team India has emerged as a major power in ODI cricket, and a large part of their achievement can be ascribed to the potent batting lineup they have always had. It makes sense that a group with such strength would also have some of the greatest records. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s look at some of India’s greatest ODI totals.
Here is the list of India highest score in ODI cricket:
|1.||8 Dec 2011||418/5||West Indies||Indore|
|2.||15 Dec 2009||414/7||Sri Lanka||Rajkot|
|3.||19 Mar 2007||413/5||Bermuda||Port of Spain|
|4.||10 Dec 2022||409/8||Bangladesh||Chattogram|
|5.||13 Nov 2014||404/5||Sri Lanka||Eden Gardens|
|6.||24 Feb 2010||401/3||South Africa||Gwalior|
|7.||24 Sep 2023||399/5||Australia||Indore|
|8.||8 Mar 2009||392/4||New Zealand||Christchurch|
|9.||13 Dec 2017||392/4||Sri Lanka||Mohali|
|10.||15 Jan 2023||390/5||Sri Lanka||Thiruvananthapuram|
|11.||14 Nov 2008||387/5||England||Rajkot|
|12.||18 Dec 2019||387/5||West Indies||Visakhapatnam|
|13.||24 Jan 2023||385/9||New Zealand||Indore|
|14.||2 Nov 2013||383/6||Australia||Bengaluru|
|15.||19 Jan 2017||381/6||England||Cuttack|
|16.||29 Oct 2018||377/5||West Indies||Brabourne|
|17.||8 Nov 1999||376/2||New Zealand||Hyderabad|
|18.||31 Aug 2017||375/5||Sri Lanka||Colombo|
|19.||25 Jun 2008||374/4||Hong Kong||Karachi|
|20.||26 May 1999||373/6||Sri Lanka||Taunton|
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Some memorable 400-plus scores by India
So far, India has scored more than 400 a total of 6 times, out of which some special matches are described below.
418/5 vs West Indies (Indore, 8th Dec 2011): India highest score in ODI cricket
The fourth match of India’s five-match ODI series against the West Indies at Indore in 2011 saw the country post its best ODI total. When Virender Sehwag scored a double tonne in that same game, he became the second Indian to do so. By contributing fifty runs each, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Raina helped India reach an incredible 418/5.
As spinners Rahul Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets apiece, West Indies could only muster 265 runs in reply. In addition to winning the series, India won the match by an overwhelming 153 runs. Player of the Match went to Virender Sehwag, who was rightfully chosen.
414/7 vs. Sri Lanka (Rajkot, 15th December 2009):
It was the highest total India had ever achieved in ODIs till they revised it after two years. This is actually one of the highest-scoring thrillers in ODI cricket history. After winning the toss, Sri Lanka chose to field first on a Rajkot wicket that appeared to be a batting haven. They were forced to second-guess their choice as the Indian batsmen destroyed the Lankan bowlers.
With scores of 146 from Sehwag, 72 from MS Dhoni, and even 69 from a stroke-filled knock by Sachin Tendulkar, India amassed a formidable 414/7. Jadeja and Kohli’s late cameos at 30* and 27 respectively are also worthy of note.
Though it appeared that Sri Lanka had lost the match, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, and Tilakaratne Dilshan had other ideas. Dilshan scored 160 of the 316 runs the trio scored collectively. Nevertheless, India was able to keep Sri Lanka to three runs below their total thanks to some excellent bowling towards the end.
404/5 vs. Sri Lanka (Rajkot, 9th December 2009):
Just six days before their 414/7, India had set another record by scoring 404/5 against Sri Lanka in Rajkot. Virender Sehwag was once again the star, notching up a rapid 146, while Gautam Gambhir’s 150 played a pivotal role in propelling India to this historic total.
401/3 vs. South Africa (Gwalior, 24th February 2010): India’s highest score in ODI cricket
This match goes down in history not just for India’s remarkable total of 401/3 but also for Sachin Tendulkar’s awe-inspiring double century. Tendulkar’s unbeaten 200* remains an iconic moment in cricketing history, and it was his masterclass that enabled India to reach this milestone. India went on to win the match by 153 runs.
FAQ on India highest score in ODI cricket
Question 1. How many one-day matches have India played?
Answer: India have played 1046 match since 1974 to 2023
Question 2. What is the highest score in the ODI?
Answer: The highest score in the ODI is 498/4 by England.
Question 3. what is India’s highest score in ODI cricket?
Answer: India’s highest score in ODI cricket is 418/5 against West Indies.