Today we talk about the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2011. Cricket was at its attacking best. The key batsmen of every team playing in the World Cup Cricket tournament tried to play aggressive innings so that his team will get the highest team total in the match.
The Highest Totals at Cricket World Cup 2011
Following five cricket teams scored the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2011:
5. England – 338/8 (50 overs)
In reply to the Indian score of 338 all out, the England team played cautiously. The well made 158 runs off 145 balls by Captain Andrew Strauss remained outstanding innings for England. Ian Bell 69 off 71 balls and timely innings of Kevin Pietersen, who made 31 off 22 balls helped England to equal the score and the match was resulted in tied. Both the teams received 1 point each. Among the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2011.
4. India – 338 (49.5 overs)
The Indian team was in full form and master blaster was playing at his best. Tendulkar made magnificent 120 runs off 115 balls when he hit 10 boundaries and 5 massive sixes. He was well-supported by both Yuvraj (58 off 50 balls) and Gautam Gambhir (51 off 61 balls) and took the Indian score to 338 in 49.5 overs. India was looking for the victory against the English team. Among the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2011.
3. South Africa – 351/5 (50 overs)
The patient innings of opener Hashim Amla, when he scored 113 off 138 balls & he passed the ball 8 times over the boundary line. The aggressive innings of AB de Villiers, when he scored 134 off 98 balls with 13 fours & 4 sixes came to the end when he was unlucky to get run out.
JP Duminy played supportive knock when he hit huge 4 sixes for his 40 runs off 15 balls. It took South Africa to a giant score of 351 for 5 against the Netherlands. Among the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2011.
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2. New Zealand – 358/6 (50 overs)
New Zealand was in charge of the match when it gave a huge target of 358 runs to Team Canada. Brendon McCullum with his 101 runs off 109 balls which included 12 fours and 2 sixes was a special inning. Ross Taylor played like a captain & hit 5 sixes to score 74 runs off 44 balls. Scott Styris kept the scoreboard moving till the last ball with his quick-fired 35 runs off 20 balls. It was a huge win for New Zealand. Among the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2011.
1. India – 370/4 (50 overs)
The match between India vs Bangladesh was the high score match of the tournament when India scored 370 runs off 4 at Dhaka. It was a mammoth knock of opener Virender Sehwag who scored 175 runs off 140 balls with 14 fours and 5 huge sixes. Sehwag was well supported by Virat Kohli with 100 not out off 83 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes. Even Gautam Gambhir scored 39 runs off 39 balls. The three Delhi players had a lot of fun together against the Bangladesh team and India won by 87 runs.
These were the highest scores at Cricket World Cup 2011. Don’t forget to pen down your comments.