Pakistan Highest Score in ODI World Cup – Pakistan Cricket team achieved a historic victory by winning the 1992 Cricket World Cup with Imran Khan as their leader. Imran Khan became the second bowler, following Kapil Dev, to lead his nation to such a triumphant moment.
Alongside their victory, Pakistan has also reached the semi-finals on four occasions: in 1979, 1983, 1987, and 2011. Additionally, Pakistan has managed to score more than 300 runs in the World Cup on eight separate occasions. Let’s delve into the Pakistan Highest Total in Cricket World Cup.
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Pakistan Highest Score in ODI World Cup
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Pakistan vs Zimbabwe World Cup 2007 – (349/10)
Pakistan achieved their highest World Cup total in the 2007 edition during a match against Zimbabwe in Kingston. In the 17th game of the tournament, Zimbabwe chose to bowl after winning the coin toss. The spotlight was on Imran Nazir, who played a solo act for Pakistan.
The opener delivered his best performance in ODIs, scoring a hundred in 95 balls and going on to reach 150 runs off 116 balls. In the end, he made an impressive 160 runs from 121 balls, including 14 fours and 8 sixes.
Other players like Inzamam-ul-Haq (37), Iftikhar Anjum (32 off 16), and Younis Khan (28), along with a few more batters, also contributed modestly. Consequently, Pakistan amassed a total of 349 runs in 49.5 overs. However, rain disrupted the game after the first inning.
Zimbabwe was given a target of 193 runs from 20 overs. Despite the revised target, they could only manage to score 99 runs before getting all out. This led to Pakistan’s victory by 93 runs based on the Duckworth-Lewis (DL) method.
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Pakistan vs England World Cup 2019 – (348/8)
In the 2019 World Cup, the team that won in 1992 achieved their second-highest ODI score. They played against the host nation, England, in Nottingham.
Pakistan batted first and started strong with an 82-run partnership between Fakhar Zaman (36 runs off 40 balls) and Imam-ul-Haq (44 runs off 58 balls). The momentum continued as the next three batters all reached half-centuries. Babar Azam scored 63 runs from 66 balls, while captain Sarfaraz Ahmed made 55 runs from 44 balls.
The top scorer for Pakistan was Mohammad Hafeez, who hit 84 runs from 62 balls, including eight fours and two sixes. Alongside small contributions from the lower order, Pakistan reached a substantial total of 348/8 in their first inning.
England’s batting performance was also impressive, with Joe Root scoring 107 runs off 104 balls and Jos Buttler hitting 103 runs from 76 balls, both achieving centuries. However, England fell just four runs short, ending their chase at 334/9.
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Pakistan vs UAE World Cup 2015 – (339/6)
In the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan achieved their third-highest World Cup score when playing against UAE. This took place during the 25th match of the tournament in Napier. Despite losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Pakistan made a significant performance.
Early on, Nasir Jamshed (4) was dismissed, but the team rebounded with a strong partnership of 166 runs for the second wicket between Ahmed Shehzad and Haris Sohail. Shehzad contributed 93 runs from 105 balls, which included eight fours and one six. Meanwhile, Haris scored 70 runs from 83 balls with five fours and one six.
Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq then quickly scored a half-century, making 65 runs from 49 balls with four boundaries and two sixes. Shahid Afridi also played a brief but impactful cameo, contributing 21 not out from 7 balls.
Ultimately, Pakistan concluded their innings with a total score of 339/6. In response, UAE put in some effort, but they struggled against the Pakistani bowlers. They managed to reach a total of 210/8 and lost the match by a margin of 129 runs.
Highest Total in Cricket World Cup for Pakistan
Here is the list of Pakistan World Cup Highest Score:
|349||49.5||1||Zimbabwe||Kingston||21 Mar 2007|
|348/8||50.0||1||England||Nottingham||3 Jun 2019|
|339/6||50.0||1||UAE||Napier||4 Mar 2015|
|338/5||50.0||1||Sri Lanka||Swansea||9 Jun 1983|
|330/6||50.0||1||Sri Lanka||Nottingham||14 Jun 1975|
|317/7||50.0||1||Kenya||Hambantota||23 Feb 2011|
|315/9||50.0||1||Bangladesh||Lord’s||5 Jul 2019|
|308/7||50.0||1||South Africa||Lord’s||23 Jun 2019|
|297/7||50.0||1||Sri Lanka||Faisalabad||25 Oct 1987|
|286/7||50.0||1||Australia||Nottingham||13 Jun 1979|
What is the highest score of Pakistan in ODI World Cup?
Pakistan highest score in ODI World Cup was 349/10 against Zimbabwe in World Cup 2007.
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