Today we talk about the best individual scores at Cricket World Cup 2007. Most of the batsmen started playing aggressively as the World Cup tournament proceeded. Some of the innings played by the key-players of the various teams had become memorable during the World Cup 2007 tournament.
Individual Scores at Cricket World Cup 2007
The list below shows the top five highest individual scores at Cricket World Cup 2007 tournament.
|2||158||143||Matthew Hayden||Australia||West Indies||North Sound||110.48|
|3||149||104||Adam Gilchrist||Australia||Sri Lanka||Bridgetown||143.26|
|4||146||130||AB de Villiers||South Africa||West Indies||St George’s||112.31|
|5||128*||109||Jacques Kallis||South Africa||Netherlands||Basseterre||117.43|
Jacques Kallis (South Africa)
Kallis was the right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler and considered as the most reliable batsman of South Africa. Kallis had always helped his team with his all-round performance during the matches. In the World Cup 2007 tournament, he scored 128 runs while facing 109 deliveries and helped his team to win against Netherlands.
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AB de Villiers (South Africa)
AB de Villiers was considered as one of the aggressive batsmen in all the formats of the cricket matches. South African team had always played better when ABD was in command. His hard-hitting 146 runs came off 130 balls with 12 fours and 5 sixes against the West Indies in the Super 8 stage. He had attacked the bowlers well even when he was injured and played till the end with the help of a runner.
Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
Adam Gilchrist is regarded as the greatest wicket-keeper-batsman of Australia. The left-hander opened the innings for Australia during ODI matches and played aggressively to help his team to perform better. His dashing innings of 149 runs of 104 balls which includes 13 boundaries and 8 massive sixes was the highest individual score of the final match. Australia won the World cup & Gilchrist won the man of the match award.
Matthew Hayden (Australia)
Hayden was a powerful and aggressive left-handed batsmen, opened the innings for Australia. He played attacking cricket and scored runs quickly in all formats of the game. His inning of 158 runs of 143 balls was one of the three centuries that he made in the World Cup 2007 tournament, even before the team reaches into the Super 8 stage.
Imran Nazir (Pakistan)
Imran Nazir, the opening batsman of Pakistan, had played aggressive cricket and always liked playing lofting shots. His innings of 160 runs of 121 balls against Zimbabwe was full of fours and sixes. It was the only match where Pakistan made a huge score to win but were knocked out of the tournament in the next match against the Netherlands.
These were the top individual scores at Cricket World Cup 2007. Don’t forget to put in your comments.