Today we tell you about the 5 highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2019. The tournament saw many high and low scoring matches. Some teams played very aggressively and frequently reached totals above 350 in their allotted overs. There were also many great chases in the series. Through the 2019 tournament was not as high scoring as the 2015 edition but still, a lot of entertaining cricket was played. Here are the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2019.
5. Pakistan 348/8 (vs England)
Pakistan could not enter the knockout stage of the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. They took on hosts England at Nottingham and made 348 runs in the first innings. Their middle-order batters player very well with Mohammad Hafiz top-scoring with 84 runs. Babar Azam and Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmad also played well scoring the knocks of 63 and 55 runs respectively. This powered their side to a huge total.
The English batters also played with aggression and almost chased an impossible-looking total. They made 334 runs in return thus losing the contest by just 14 runs. From the English side, Joe Root and Jos Buttler made 107 and 103 runs respectively. Their partnership brought the team very near to a big chase. Among the Pakistani pacers, Wahab Riaz took 3 wickets but he proved economically expensive. Among the top 5 of the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2019.
4. India 352/5 (vs Australia)
India and Australia were two of the most powerful team in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. They met at the Oval with India scoring 352 runs in the first innings. For Indians, their left-hander opener Shikhar Dhawan batted well for his 117 runs. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored 82 and 57 respectively with Hardik Pandya getting a quick-fire 48 from 27 balls in the last few overs.
The Aussies also batted well in the second innings reaching 316 in return. They were architected by fine half-century knocks by David Warner, Steve Smith, and Alex Carey. For India, their pace bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah got 3 wickets each giving their side a 36 run victory. Both India and Australia finished as semi-finalists in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. Among the top 4 of the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2019.
3. Australia 381/5 (vs Bangladesh)
The Aussies were the defending champions in the 2019 ICC cricket world cup. They scored a great 381 runs knock against Bangladesh at Nottingham. Their innings were led from the top by David Warner who made a scintillating 166 runs. There were also valuable contributions from Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja who scored 53 and 86 runs respectively. The Aussies just lost 5 wickets in their innings.
Bangladesh tried to chase this big total with great knocks of 102 runs from Mushfiqur Rahim, 62 by Tamim Iqbal and 69 by Mahmudullah. They reached near to the chase by making 333 runs in their innings. From the Aussie side, speedster Mitchell Starc had the best bowling figures of 2 wickets for 55 runs. Australia won this very high scoring match by 48 runs in the end. Among the top 3 of the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2019.
2. England 386/6 (vs Bangladesh)
In their league match against Bangladesh at Cardiff, England made a huge score of 386 runs. They started with a rapid rate right from the beginning with openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow going after the bowlers from the start. Roy made 153 runs in just 121 balls. In the final overs, Jos Buttler gave the English innings a great push after scoring 64 runs from 44 deliveries. The England team thus reached one of the highest scores in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup.
In their chase, the Bangladeshi batsmen also played with aggressive intend. Shakib Al Hasan led their batting by scoring 121 runs. They however found the chase total too much and could reach 280 runs thus losing the match by 80 runs. Jofra Archer their star fast bowler took 3 important wickets and kept his team on the front foot. This was one of the many biggest victories from the hosts in the series and then ultimately won the championship for the first time. Among the top 2 of the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2019.
1. England 397/6 (vs Afghanistan)
The hosts England won the 2019 ICC cricket world cup championship. They batted with aggression throughout the tournament scoring many big totals. In their match against the Afghans at Manchester England scored the highest total of the series by reaching 397 at the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted overs. The English captain Eoin Morgan played a breathtaking inning of 148 runs from just 71 balls.
Morgan was well assisted by Joe Root who scored 88 runs of 82 balls. The two had a great 3rd innings partnership of 189 runs. In return the Afghan batsmen fell could manage only 247 in their innings thus falling short of the total by 159 runs. Their star English pacer Jofra Archer and talented spin bowler Adil Rashid claimed 3 wickets each in the match giving their side a remarkable victory. Led the top 5 of the highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2019.
Those were the 5 highest totals at Cricket World Cup 2019. The series brought some intense and exciting matches. We hope you liked reading this article and will be bringing you more intersecting and refreshing information about the mega event. Do let us know about your views in the comments section below.
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