ODI is now the least played format in any bilateral series. Fans do not find ODIs to be interesting now but in this article, we got some interesting ODI stats that can tell us why this ODI format can be interesting sometimes. So here are the top 5 highest team totals in men’s ODI history.
#5 South Africa – 439
In the second ODI of the 2015 West Indies tour of South Africa. Africa batted first and set a mammoth target of 439/2 which is the fifth-highest team total in the ODIs. This match was always remembered by AB De Villiers for his fastest century in cricket’s history.
#4 Sri Lanka – 443
In the first ODI of the Sri Lanka tour of the Netherlands in 2006. Sri Lanka while batting first made 443/9 which is the fourth-highest team total in ODIs history. Sanath Jayasuriya was the star of Sri Lanka’s innings. He made 157 off 104 balls.
#3 England – 444
In 2016, Pakistan was playing against England in Nottingham. It was the third ODI of the series and England while batting first made a giant score of 444/3. England’s opener Alex Hales was the man of the match for his 171 runs knocking off 122 balls.
#2 England – 481
It looks like England loves to play in Nottingham because the second-highest team total came in Nottingham in 2018 when England was playing against their arch-rivals Australia. England batted first and made 481/6 which is the highest ODI team total. It was again Alex Hales who was the star of the match.
#1 England – 498
It looks like England loves to play this format because the top 3 ODI team totals are after their name. So, the highest ever ODI team total came in 2022 when England was playing against the Netherlands. While batting first England made a huge score of 498/4 which is currently the highest ODI team total. Jos Buttler made 162* off 70 balls. Dawid Malan and P Salt also scored centuries.