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Top 5 Highest Individual Scores in Cricket World Cup

The World Cup is a frenzy, a carnival of sorts where the World’s top talents gear up, yet again with eyes on the biggest cricketing prize on the planet. Hitting sublime boundaries and massive sixes is one thing, but carrying on an onslaught over a period to score the most runs in a World Cup game is immense for a batsman. And that is why, today, we take a look at the Top 5 Highest Individual Scores in Cricket World Cup .

Top 5 Highest Individual Scores
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5 Sir Vivian Richards (181 off 121 balls vs Sri Lanka, Karachi, Cricket World Cup 1987)

A legendary batsman by his own right, Sir Viv destroyed the Lankans on a historic day in the 1987 World Cup in Karachi. A gem of an innings, he smashed a century and 81 runs in 125 balls at a strike rate of 144.8 to help the Windies set up a total of 360. Remember, this was 1987! The Lankans could manage only 169 in reply. Some perspective, eh?

With 16 fours and 7 sixes, Sir Viv redefined World Cup batting at the time, scoring the highest individual score in a World Cup by a West Indian batsman till came a certain Chris Gayle in 2015.



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