Highest Individual Score in ODI For England

Ben Stokes became the highest individual scorer in the ODI for England after he scored 182 runs in the third ODI match against the Blackcaps.

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England have now become one of the strongest teams in World Cricket. In the white-ball format, they are sitting in the 5th position right now. This team holds the three highest ODI totals in the history of the game. But this didn't happen in a single night. After a horrible performance in the 2015 ODI World Cup, England changed their playing approach. That changed the whole system of the England Cricket Team. The world saw how good they have become, and that is the reason they won their maiden world title in the very next ODI World Cup at home in 2019. The Batsmen have dominated in recent times for England. In this article, we will check the list of the highest individual scores for England in ODI cricket.

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List of Highest Individual Scores in ODI for England (Top Five):

5. Jos Buttler | 162* vs Netherlands

England broke their own world record for the highest score in ODI cricket after crunching 498-4 to beat the Netherlands by 232 runs in a run-fest in Amstelveen. Buttler scored England's second-fastest ODI hundred, from 47 balls, with that behind only the 46-ball century he had struck against Pakistan in Dubai in 2015. Buttler's 150 was reached from 65 deliveries, the second-fastest in history, only trumped by AB de Villiers' 64-ball effort for South Africa against West Indies. He led England to their highest score in the White ball Cricket.

4. Robin Smith | 167* vs Australia

The fourth-highest individual score for England came on a losing match in 1993. It was the second ODI match between Australia and England at Birmingham in the three-match series. England lost the first three wickets for just 55 runs. Robin Smith helped his team reach 277/5 runs in 50 overs.

He went on to score the highest ever score by an English man, which remained on top for 23 years. He made an unbeaten 167* runs off 163 balls, with 17 fours and three maximums. England couldn't defend the target as Australia made 280/4 in 53.5 overs (it was a 55-over match).

3. Alex Hales | 171 vs Pakistan

Alex Hales topped the chart in 2016 after breaking Robin Smith's record. It was the third game of the three-match ODI series at Nottingham. England lost their first wicket early but after that, they had two big partnerships, which led England to register the third-highest score ever in an ODI. The English team made 444/3 in their 50 overs.

The big inning came from the bat of Alex Hales. He smashed 171 runs off 122 balls with 22 fours and four sixes to register the highest score by an Englishman at that time. In reply, Pakistan were bowled out for 275 runs.

2. Jason Roy | 180 vs Australia

Alex Hales remained at the top for two years only as Jason Roy went on to become the highest individual scorer for England in 2018 against Australia. It was the first game of the five-match series. Australia scored 304/8 runs in their 50 overs. England chased it down in 48.4 overs and made 308/5 to win by five wickets. Roy hit a huge century and registered the highest individual score for his country. He made 180 runs off 151 balls with 16 fours and 5 maximums.

1. Ben Stokes | 182 vs New Zealand

The Test captain beat the previous best of 180 made by Jason Roy against Australia in Melbourne in 2018. Stokes just came out of a one-day retirement to play in this series and the World Cup in India in October and November. In his third match back, he played a brilliant inning that helped England to 368 all out and put them on course to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series. Stokes came into bat when England were in trouble at 13-2. He smashed nine sixes and 15 fours in his 124-balls to help England reach that huge total.

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List of Highest Individual Scores in ODI for England (Top Ten):

Player Runs Balls 4s 6s Against Venue Date
Ben Stokes 182 124 15 9 New Zealand The Oval 13 Sep 2023
Jason Roy 180 151 16 5 Australia Melbourne 14 Jan 2018
Alex Hales 171 122 22 4 Pakistan Nottingham 30 Aug 2016
Robin Smith 167* 163 17 3 Australia Birmingham 21 May 1993
Jos Buttler 162* 70 7 14 Netherlands Amstelveen 17 Jun 2022
Jason Roy 162 118 13 3 Sri Lanka The Oval 29 Jun 2016
David Gower 158 118 18 4 New Zealand Brisbane 15 Jan 1983
Andrew Strauss 158 145 18 1 India Bengaluru 27 Feb 2011
Andrew Strauss 154 140 16 5 Bangladesh Birmingham 12 Jul 2010
Jason Roy 153 121 14 5 Bangladesh Cardiff 8 Jun 2019
England Cricket Team Jos Buttler Jason Roy Ben Stokes Alex Hales