Highest run score by team in ODI: England breaks its own record

England’s cricket team broke its own records for the highest One Day International team score, scoring 498 runs against the Netherlands on June 17, 2022, at Amstelveen. This article provides a list of the top ten highest team scores in ODI cricket.

In the last five to ten years, there have been a lot more high-scoring ODI matches because players’ batting abilities have significantly improved in international cricket. Small boundaries and batsmen-favourable rules have shifted the game more in their favour, which is why the highest team score in an ODI has frequently exceeded 400. In the history of One Day International matches, a team has reached 400 runs 22 times.

The highest team score in an ODI was 498 runs, which England against the Netherlands on June 17, 2022, at Amstelveen. Liam Livingstone and Jos Buttler’s ferocious innings enabled England to tally a whopping 498 runs. In that game, Jos Buttler scored 162 runs, and Liam Livingstone added 66 runs in just 22 balls.

Note that England scored the top three highest ODI totals, breaking their own records in the same month of June after four years.

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England defeated Australia at Nottingham on June 19, 2018, and scored 481 runs, which is the second-highest odi team score ever. Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales’ ferocious innings contributed to England’s mammoth 481-run total. In that game, Johnny Bairstow struck out 139 runs and Alex Hales added 147 runs. That game was won by England by 242 runs.

The third-highest ODI team score is the 444 runs England added against Pakistan at Nottingham on August 30, 2016. Alex Hales was the star of the game once more after scoring 171 runs off 122 balls while hitting 22 boundaries and four sixes. Sri Lanka scored 443 runs against the Netherlands at Amstelveen on July 4, 2006, which is the third-highest total ever. The first 400+ total in an ODI was recorded by Australia against South Africa on March 12, 2006, in Johannesburg.

The 444 runs England added against Pakistan at Nottingham on August 30, 2016, is the third-highest ODI team score. After scoring 171 runs off 122 balls while hitting 22 boundaries and four sixes, Alex Hales was the game’s star once more. On July 4, 2006, Sri Lanka scored 443 runs against the Netherlands at Amstelveen, which ranks third all-time. Australia’s score against South Africa on March 12, 2006, in Johannesburg, was the first 400+ total in an ODI.

Highest Team Score in ODI (List)

Team Runs Against Venue Date
England 498 Netherlands Amstelveen 17 Jun 2022
England 481 Australia Nottingham 19 Jun 2018
England 444 Pakistan Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
Sri Lanka 443 Netherlands Amstelveen 4 Jul 2006
South Africa 439 West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
South Africa 438 Australia Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
South Africa 438 India Mumbai 25 Oct 2015
Australia 434 South Africa Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006
South Africa 418 Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 20 Sep 2006
India 418 West Indies Indore 8 Dec 2011
England 418 West Indies St George’s 27 Feb 2019
Australia 418 Afghanistan Perth 4 Mar 2015
India 414 Sri Lanka Rajkot 15 Dec 2009
India 413 Bermuda Port of Spain 19 Mar 2007
Sri Lanka 411 India Rajkot 15 Dec 2009
South Africa 411 Ireland Canberra 3 Mar 2015
India 409 Bangladesh Chattogram 10 Dec 2022
South Africa 408 West Indes Sydney 27 Feb 2015
England 408 NZ Birmingham 9 Jun 2015
India 404 SL Kolkata 13 Nov 2014
New Zealand 402 IRE Aberdeen 1 Jul 2008
India 401 SA Gwalior 24 Feb 2010

The highest team score for New Zealand was 402 runs against Ireland on July 1, 2008, in Aberdeen. The highest point total Pakistan has ever recorded was 399 against Zimbabwe on July 20, 2018, in Bulawayo. On February 27, 2019, at St. George’s, West Indies scored their highest team total in an ODI against England, adding 389 to the scoreboard. On June 20, 2019, Bangladesh scored 333 runs against Australia at Nottingham, setting a new record.

Most 400 Score in ODI

Six times each, South Africa and India have scored 400+ runs, followed by England five times, Sri Lanka and Australia twice, and New Zealand once. West Indies, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have never been able to reach the 400-point mark on the scoreboard.

Team Times
South Africa 6
India 6
England 5
Sri Lanka 2
Australia 2
New Zealand 1

Most 450 Runs in ODI

Only England has scored 450+ runs twice, making them the only team to do so.

Team Times
England 2

Highest Score in ODI Team wise

England India Pakistan
South Africa New Zealand Bangladesh
Australia Sri Lanka West Indies

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