Today we bring you Cricketers with the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings. The 2015 ICC cricket world cup saw runs coming thick and fast. Some batsmen even scored double centuries in the tournament, powering their teams to the scores of well above 400 runs. There were attacking batting displays followed by great chases in the series. Even on the fast and sea-friendly pitches of the down-under, the batters batted with fluency and aggression. Here are the 5 top batsmen with the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
5. Tillakaratne Dilshan (161*)
In a battle of the Asian giants, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh met at Melbourne cricket ground. Tillakaratne Dilshan led the charge hitting 161 runs and remaining unbeaten in the innings. He scored his runs pretty quickly with a strike rate of just above 110 runs per 100 balls. Dilshan hit 22 boundaries in his innings. Along with Sangakkara who scored 105, Dilshan formed a partnership of 210* for the 2nd innings.
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It was one of the biggest partnerships of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. In return, the Bangladeshis never looked in position to chase the total as they kept losing regular wickets. Their whole team was dismissed in 47 overs for 230 runs. The Lankans thus got the victory by 92 runs in the match. Among the 5 top batsmen with the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
4. AB de Villiers (162*)
The South African captain played some of the most attacking cricket in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. He was at his dominant best against West Indies at Sydney cricket ground. AB scored a lightning knock of unbeaten 162 runs in 66 deliveries. He hit 8 sixes and 17 boundaries in the innings while maintaining the strike rate of more than 245 runs for every 100 balls.
This great innings powered the Proteas to register 408 runs while batting first. South African bowlers would later dismiss the whole West Indies team for just 151 runs and thus won the match by a massive 257 runs. It was one of the biggest victory margins of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. Among the 5 top batsmen with the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
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3. David Warner (178)
The Aussie left-handed opener was at his roaring best against Afghanistan in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. In one of the league matches at WACA in Parth, David Warner score 178 runs from just 133 balls. He hit 19 boundaries and 5 sixes and batted with an amazing strike rate of 133 runs per 100 balls.
Warner’s great knock took his side to a towering score of 372 runs in the first innings. In reply, the Afghan batsmen were unable to take the scoreboard pressure and were all-out for just 142 runs in 37 overs. The Australian team won the match by a margin of 275 runs. It was the biggest winning or losing margin for any team in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. Among the 5 top batsmen with the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
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2. Chris Gayle (215)
The Caribbean team took on Zimbabwe in one of the league matches played day and night at Canberra. Chris Gayle took charge right from the world go playing one of the best innings of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. He hit a dominant knock of 215 runs from 147 balls. Gayle just lit up the stadium with his 16 sixes and 10 boundaries with his electric hitting. His strike rate in the innings was 146 runs for every 100 balls thus powering his side to a towering total.
The West Indians scored 372 runs in the match. All of these were scored in the 2nd wicket partnership between Gayle and Marlon Samuels who also registered a great knock of 133. The Zimbabwe batters then batted aggressively in return scoring 289 runs but fell short of the total by 83. West Indies thus won the match comfortably. In Top 2 of the 5 top batsmen with the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
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1. Martin Guptill (237*)
Guptill played the best innings of his life in the quarter-final of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup against the West Indies. He hit a blistering 237 runs from just 163 balls. The hard-hitting Kiwi opener struck 24 boundaries and 11 sixes in his innings and played with a strike rate of more than 145 runs per 100 balls.
Guptill’s great knock powered his team to a huge score of 393 runs in the allocated 50 overs. The Kiwis later won the match by 143 runs after restricting the whole West Indies batting for 250. The co-hosts booked their place in the semi-final of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup with great confidence. Led the 5 top batsmen with the most runs in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
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