Today we talk about the highest team totals at Cricket World Cup 2007. Unlike early World Cup tournaments, when only a few teams could have scored 300+ runs in 50 overs. But in the year 2007, almost every team playing in the tournament apart from few debutant teams had scored 350+ runs. India made the record 413 runs against Bermuda bettering Sri Lanka’s total of 398 runs in the 1996 World Cup tournament against Kenya.
The highest team totals at Cricket World Cup 2007 were scored by top five teams. These are tabled below: The amazing part of the tournament was all the top five teams had scored 350+ runs in 50 overs.
|1.||413–5||50||India||Bermuda||Port of Spain||19-03-2007|
|3.||363–5||50||New Zealand||Canada||Gros Islet||22-03-2007|
|5.||356–4||50||South Africa||West Indies||St. George’s||10-04-2007|
The world cup 2007 was the beginning of getting bigger scores in the limited over matches. The cricket matches became aggressive and the batsmen started hitting more sixes than fours.
5. 356–4 (50) South Africa
AB de Villiers started his hard-hitting from the first ball of the match and scored 146 runs off 130 balls with 12 fours and 5 huge sixes. Jack Kallis (81), Gibbs (61), and Boucher (52) played consciously and took the South African score to 356 for 4. In reply, West Indies scored 259 for 9 in 50 overs. For West Indies, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Daren Powell played with responsibility but couldn’t save the match which South Africa won by 67 runs. the highest team totals at Cricket World Cup 2007.
4. 358–5 (50) Australia
Australian team remained unbeaten in the tournament when it went on winning every match. The sparkling knock of Brad Hodge when he scored 123 of 89 balls with 8 fours and 7 sixes that helped Australia to reach a commendable total of 358 for 5 against Netherland. Michel Clarke missed his ton when remained not out on 93. Netherland being debutant had played impressively in the tournament but lost to Australia by 229 runs, when all out for 126 runs in 26th over. the highest team totals at Cricket World Cup 2007.
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3. 363–5 (50) New Zealand
Lou Vincent & Stephen Flemings put on 142 runs opening wicket partnership and it helped New Zealand in the commanding position in the match against Canada. Vincent played a patient knock of 117 runs and batted till the end, scoring 101 off 117 balls. Fulton, Oram, and McCullum played well to help their team to reach to a respectable total of 363 for 5 in 50 overs. Canada made 249 all-out in 49th over. New Zealand won the match by 114 runs. the highest team totals at Cricket World Cup 2007.
2. 377–6 (50) Australia
Mathew Hayden hit the fastest hundred of the World Cup tournament. His knock of 110 runs came off 68 balls with 14 fours and 4 sixes. The blitzkrieged innings of Hayden gave Australia a powerful start and Gilchrist, Pointing and Clarke played supportive roles in the match against South Africa. Australia scored 377 for 6 wickets which was a challenging total. Australia bowled out South Africa for 294 runs in 48th over and won the match by 83 runs. Among the highest team totals at Cricket World Cup 2007.
1. 413–5 (50) India
The 202 runs partnership between Sourav Ganguly & Virender Sehwag for the 2nd wicket was the main reason for India to build a huge score against the Minnows. Runs were scored by Yuvraj (83), Ganguly (89), and Sehwag (114) who played at number three position. India won the match by a huge margin of 257 runs. It was the only win India had in World Cup 2007. India lost the other two matches to Sri Lanka & Bangladesh and knocked out of the tournament. Led the list of the highest team totals at Cricket World Cup 2007.
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