New Zealand Highest Score in ODI World Cup – New Zealand has remarkable World Cup achievements that other teams find hard to beat. They’ve been in every ODI World Cup since it started in 1975.
In the big tournament, they’re always performing well. Even though they haven’t won a World Cup yet, they’ve made it to two finals (in 2015 and 2019) and six semi-finals. That says a lot about their skills.
Martin Guptill, a New Zealand player, holds the highest score ever in a Cricket World Cup. He scored 237 not out against the West Indies. Let’s delve into the Highest Total in Cricket World Cup for New Zealand. Also read, Bangladesh Highest Score in ODI World Cup.
New Zealand Highest Score in ODI World Cup
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New Zealand vs West Indies Cup 2015 – (393/6)
New Zealand’s best-ever score in the 2015 World Cup was achieved by Martin Guptill, who hit a double century. This happened during the fourth quarterfinal match in Wellington between New Zealand and West Indies.
New Zealand, known as the Blackcaps, won the coin toss and chose to bat first. Guptill showcased his impressive skills right from the start, forming good partnerships with his fellow batters.
Guptill reached his first hundred after facing 111 deliveries, then continued to make 150 runs from 134 balls. He eventually achieved a remarkable milestone by scoring New Zealand’s and his own first-ever ODI double century in just 152 balls.
His total score was an unbeaten 237 runs from 163 balls, which included an impressive count of 24 fours and 11 sixes. This record-setting performance not only marked the highest score in a World Cup match but also ranked as the second-highest individual score in all ODIs.
New Zealand’s final score was 393/6, and Ross Taylor contributed the second-highest score of 42 runs. In response, West Indies managed to score 250 runs before losing all their wickets, resulting in a 143-run victory for New Zealand.
New Zealand vs Canada Cup 2007 – (363/5)
In the 2007 World Cup held in West Indies, New Zealand achieved their second-highest total against Canada. This remarkable performance took place during the 18th match of Group C in Gros Islet.
New Zealand batted first and had an incredible start, with Lou Vincent and Stephen Fleming putting up a strong 142-run opening partnership. Vincent scored 101 runs, including nine fours and one six. Fleming contributed 66 runs from 67 balls, hitting 8 fours and one six.
The team’s middle order also played well, with Peter Fulton making 47 runs, Scott Styris contributing 28 runs, and Jacob Oram scoring an unbeaten 35 runs from 27 balls. Brendon McCullum added to the team’s success by achieving a quick fifty in just 20 balls and ending with an unbeaten 52 runs off 21 balls, including one four and five sixes.
These strong performances led New Zealand to an impressive total of 363/5, a substantial score considering the pressure of the World Cup. In response, Canada’s batting struggled, and they were eventually bowled out for 249 runs, resulting in a 114-run victory for New Zealand.
New Zealand vs Canada Cup 2011 – (358/6)
During the 2011 World Cup in India, the Black Caps achieved their third-highest score. This happened in a match against Canada at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match began with Canada winning the coin toss and opting to bowl first.
Although Martin Guptill was dismissed after scoring 17 runs, New Zealand managed to build a strong partnership of 96 runs for the second wicket. Brendon McCullum played exceptionally well, hitting a century with 101 runs off 109 balls, which included 12 fours and two sixes.
Captain Ross Taylor reached a fifty in just 36 balls, ultimately scoring 74 runs from 44 balls with six fours and five sixes. Late contributions from Kane Williamson (34 not out), Scott Styris (35 off 25), and James Franklin (31 not out off 8) helped push New Zealand’s total to 358/6 in their first inning.
Canada also put up some decent performances in the middle, but they managed to reach only 261/9, resulting in a 97-run victory for New Zealand.
Highest Totals for New Zealand in World Cup History
Here is the list of New Zealand World Cup Highest Score:
|393/6||50.0||1||West Indies||Wellington||21 Mar 2015|
|363/5||50.0||1||Canada||Gros Islet||22 Mar 2007|
|358/6||50.0||1||Canada||Wankhede||13 Mar 2011|
|331/7||50.0||1||Kenya||Gros Islet||20 Mar 2007|
|331/6||50.0||1||Sri Lanka||Christchurch||14 Feb 2015|
|309/5||60.0||1||East Africa||Birmingham||7 Jun 1975|
|307/8||50.0||1||Netherlands||Vadodara||17 Feb 1996|
|302/7||50.0||1||Pakistan||Pallekele||8 Mar 2011|
|299/6||42.5||2||South Africa||Auckland||24 Mar 2015|
|291/8||50.0||1||West Indies||Manchester||22 Jun 2019|
What is the highest score of New Zealand in ODI World Cup?
New Zealand highest score in ODI World Cup was 393/6 against West Indies in World Cup 2015.
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