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Stats: Highest individual scores in Women’s ODI cricket

Belinda Clarke’s 229* vs Denmark is the highest individual score in both World Cup and ODIs in Women’s cricket.

Chamari Athapaththu
Chamari Athapaththu of Sri Lanka. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Sri Lanka’s Chamari Atapattu played probably the greatest innings ever in the Women’s ODI cricket if not one of the best ever in the format as she scored a brilliant unbeaten 178 off just 143 balls and powered her side to a total of 257/9 out of which her contribution was 69.26 percentage.

This was the first instance of a Sri Lankan Woman scoring a century in the World Cup and the 3rd century in ODIs; all the three belong to Atapattu. In fact, she has the top 4 individual scores in Women’s ODIs for Sri Lanka. The only score in the top 5 list that is not on her mane is 88 by Vasanthi Ratnayake. The previous highest individual score in Women’s World Cup by a Sri Lankan player was 84 by Deepika Rasangika in 2013 against India.

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Atapattu’s knock of 178 runs stood out as the 2nd highest individual score in Women’s World Cup and only the 3rd highest individual score in Women’s ODIs. Belinda Clarke’s 229* vs Denmark is the highest individual score in both World Cup and ODIs in Women’s cricket.

Highest individual scores in Women’s World Cup:

Player Runs Balls Team Opposition Ground Date
Belinda Clark 229* 155 Australia Women Denmark Women Mumbai 16-Dec-1997
Chamari Atapattu 178* 143 Sri Lanka Women Australia Women Bristol 29-Jun-2017
Charlotte Edwards 173* 155 England Women Ireland Women Pune 16-Dec-1997
Stafanie Taylor 171 137 West Indies Women Sri Lanka Women Mumbai 3-Feb-2013
Suzie Bates 168 105 New Zealand Women Pakistan Women Sydney 19-Mar-2009

 

Highest individual scores in Women’s ODI cricket:

Player Runs Balls Team Opposition Ground Date
Belinda Clark 229* 155 Australia Women Denmark Women Mumbai 16-Dec-1997
Deepti Sharma 188 160 India Women Ireland Women Potchefstroom 15-May-2017
Chamari Atapattu 178* 143 Sri Lanka Women Australia Women Bristol 29-Jun-2017
Charlotte Edwards 173* 155 England Women Ireland Women Pune 16-Dec-1997
Stafanie Taylor 171 137 West Indies Women Sri Lanka Women Mumbai 3-Feb-2013

 

Atapattu took over the responsibility of guiding her team to a good total coming out to bat after the loss of a wicket in the very first over. She scored 178 out of Sri Lanka’s 257-run total with the next highest individual score in their innings being 24 by Shashikala Siriwardene. Her contribution of 69.26 percentage is the highest in a completed innings in Women’s ODIs beating Lynne Thomas’s 61.94 (70 out of 113) which was scored against India in 1982 for International XI Women.

Highest percentage of runs scored in a completed innings in Women’s ODIs:

Player Runs Total % Inns Team Opposition Ground Date
Chamari Atapattu 178* 257 69.26 1 Sri Lanka Women Australia Women Bristol 29-Jun-2017
Lynne Thomas 70* 113 61.94 2 International XI Women India Women Napier 17-Jan-1982
Annemarie Tanke 41 68 60.29 2 Netherlands Women Pakistan Women Stellenbosch 22-Feb-2008
Debbie Hockley 100 167 59.88 2 New Zealand Women Australia Women Melbourne 6-Feb-2000
Miriam Grealey 38 65 58.46 1 Ireland Women India Women Pretoria 24-Mar-2005

 

(Stats as on June 29, 2017)

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