Highest ODI Score at no 5 or below

Heinrich Klaasen made his spot right behind Indian legend Kapil Dev in terms of scoring the Highest ODI score at no 5 or below.

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Being a middle-order batsman, especially in ODIs, is not an easy task. It demands an immense level of fitness and focus. The main work of a middle-order batsman runs around consistency and game knowledge. It examines the ability of a cricketer to understand the situation and react to it as fast as possible. In this article, we'll take a look at the batsmen who have scored the highest ODI scores after coming into bat at no 5.

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ODI cricket has witnessed huge chunks of great middle-order batsmen. MS Dhoni, Michael Bevan, Andrew Symonds, Steve Waugh, Arjuna Ranatunga, Yuvraj Singh, and Jonty Rhodes are some of the biggest names in the history of ODI cricket who made it big as a middle-order batsman.



Highest ODI Score at no 5 or below

Kapil Dev | 175 vs Zimbawe

The match at the Nevill Ground at Tunbridge Wells is one of the legendary innings to date. Kapil Dev let his bat do the talking and lead from the front, preventing an upset at the hands of the tournament's newest entrants, and ensuring qualification for the knockouts was still on the cards. An innings of 175 not out from 138 balls is spectacular as is, especially in an era where scoring runs at that pace was a rarity, and especially since it was a record ODI score at the time.

Heinrich Klaasen | 174 vs Australia

Heinrich Klaasen arrived at number five when the scorecard was 120/3. Klaasen recorded a stormy century stand with David Miller as they demolished the Aussie bowlers after crossing the 50-run mark. With the help of Heinrich Klassen's fiery knock, South Africa piled up a huge total of 416 after losing five wickets. Klassen returned to the dressing room after scoring 174 in just 83 balls. He smashed 13 sixes and 13 fours on his way to the knock.

Jaskaran Malhotra | 173 vs Papua New Guinea

Jaskaran Malhotra, USA's middle-order batsman, smashed six sixes in an over and became the fourth player to do so in international cricket against Papua New Guinea in Oman. Malhotra's unbeaten 173 off 124 balls (16 fours, 4 sixes) also made him the first player from the USA to notch up an ODI century. He also took the record for the highest score by a No.5 batsman in ODI cricket, overtaking South Africa's AB de Villiers who smashed a 66-ball 162 against West Indies at the 2015 World Cup.

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