ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 1992 Highest Total

Today we bring you the  ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 1992 Highest Total. It is a historic tournament where many teams relied on attacking batsmen, although many participated on fast and packed pitches. They have consistently scored over 50 runs in over 260. 

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwae (313-7)

In one of the highest scoring matches of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, Sri Lanka posted the highest score of the tournament. The Lankans scored 313 in a 7-wicket loss after scoring 312 against Zimbabwe in New Plymouth. The Sri Lankan batsman, in search of a stunning total, got off to a good start, posting a 128-run partnership with Roshan Mahanama and Attula Samarasecera. 

Mahanama scored 75 and Samarasekera scored 75 off just 61 deliveries. The opening partnership gave the Lankans a solid platform with an attacking middle-order batsman. Arjuna Ranatunga remained unbeaten with an unbeaten 88 off 61 balls to lead Sri Lanka to victory. There were also quick strikes from Sanath Jayasuriya and Hashan Tillakaratne and eventually the Lankans chased down the points with 3 wickets remaining. 

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka (312-4)

Zimbabwe was probably the weakest team since the 1992 Cricket World Cup. They did not win a single match during the entire tour but did top score against Sri Lanka in New Plymouth. Led by Andy Flower’s 115 and Kevin Arnott’s 52, the team passed 300 and posted a 312. Andy Waller made a spectacular cameo and ended up scoring 83 runs off 45 deliveries. However, the Zimbabwean bowlers could not defend this staggering total and Sri Lanka registered a big win and a successful chase. In the 1992 Cricket World Cup, he was one of the top five scorers.

England vs Sri Lanka (280/6) 

England finished as runners-up in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. England played their best game against Sri Lanka at the East Oval. The batting is led by Ian Botham’s 47 runs, Neil Fairbrother’s 63 runs and Alec Stewart’s 59 runs.

For their part, Sri Lanka scored 174 runs with no batsman making more than 50 runs. Chris Lewis took 4 wickets for England, leading his team to an impressive 106 runs. The team performed stunningly on the league stage and reached the finals, but lost to a spirited Pakistan side. In the 1992 Cricket World Cup, he was one of the top five scorers.

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Sri Lanka vs West Indies 268-8

In 1975 and 1979, the West Indies had a team that was a world beater. In the 1992 Cricket World Cup, they were unable to advance past the quarterfinals. At Berri Oval, the Caribbean batsmen outperformed themselves against Sri Lanka, hitting 268 runs with the cost of only 8 wickets. Phil Simmons, who scored 110 runs off 125 balls, was the top scorer for the Caribbean team.

Good performances of 40 runs from Keith Arthurton and 38 runs from Desmond Haynes also contributed to the team total. In response, the Sri Lankans were easily defeated, scoring just 177 runs, with Athula Samarasekera leading the way with 40 runs. For the West Indies, Curtly Ambrose, Carl Hooper, and Keith Arthurton each got two wickets.

Zimbabwe vs Australia 265-8

Australia served as both co-hosts and the defending winners of the 1992 Cricket World Cup. At Hobart, they defeated Zimbabwe with one of the biggest scores of the competition. Mark and Steve Waugh, who each scored 66 and 55 runs, were largely responsible for the Australian team’s batting strategy. For the fifth wicket, the Waugh brothers combined for 113 runs.

In addition, Dean Jones and David Boon each scored 54 and 48 runs to help the Australian squad to a respectable total. In response, Zimbabwe’s batting collapsed, scoring just 137 runs, with no batsman making it to the 30-run mark. The Australian team won by 128 runs thanks to the bowling trio of Steve Waugh, Mike Whitney, and Peter Taylor, who each claimed two wickets. 

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