Highest scores by batting positions in ODIs
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Pakistan’s pace bowler Mohammad Amir entered the record books when he hit a quickfire 58 against England in the 3rd ODI during Pakistan’s tour of England 2016. Though his effort went in vain, he managed to register the highest score by a player batting at number 11. His efforts outclassed the previous record holder, Shoaib Akhtar, who had hit 43 runs batting at the same position against the same opposition England way back in 2003 at Newlands, Cape Town.
His efforts outclassed the previous record holder, Shoaib Akhtar, who had hit 43 runs batting at the same position against the same opposition England way back in 2003 at Newlands, Cape Town. A batsman’s calibre is often judged by the way he bats at different positions. Batting at different slots has different roles associated
Batting at different slots has different roles associated to them. Not every player is suited for every position in the lineup. Some have gone on to register their names in the history books of cricket, just like Amir did, by scoring heavily at their assigned positions. Here are the highest scores by batting positions in ODIs:
Number 1: Martin Guptill – 237* v West Indies:
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill surpassed his previous best of 189 and remained the record holder for the highest individual score by a New Zealand batsman, in the 2015 World Cup, after scoring an unbeaten 237 off 163 balls, against West Indies, in the quarter-finals on 21 March 2016.
His stupendous innings included 11 sixes and 24 fours and the team finished at 393/6 which is the best total in a World Cup knockout match. It was a remarkable turnaround in form for him, given he went from three ducks in the lead-up matches to scoring two fifties, a century and the 237 in the quarter-finals.
Ending the tournament with 547 runs, he emerged as the highest scorer, with his team finishing second to Australia. New Zealand in that match scored 393/6 and won by 143 runs as West Indies were bowled out for 250.