Battling pain and exhaustion, Glenn Maxwell conjured arguably the greatest knock (201 not out from 128 balls) in limited-overs cricket to single-handedly power Australia to a sensational three-wicket win over Afghanistan. This innings of 201 not out also helped Glenn Maxwell enter the list of top ten run scorers in World Cup 2023. Earlier, Virat Kohli equaled his idol Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most ODI centuries with his 49th hundred.
Here’s a look at the top ten batsmen who scored maximum runs at the end of the England-Australia match:
Quinton de Kock of South Africa: 550 runs in 8 innings
Quinton de Kock, who has scored four centuries in this World Cup, tops the list and is one of the main reasons behind South Africa’s brilliant performance in the World Cup. His highest score in this World Cup is 174 runs. He will next feature on November 10 against Afghanistan and will feature later in the semi-finals
Virat Kohli of India: 543 runs in 8 innings
Virat Kohli has been instrumental in some of India’s victories, chasing down the targets more than a few times. India’s stalwart batsman Virat Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic record to become the batsman with the most runs scored in a single year in the ODI format. Virat will look to continue his good form in the last league match against Holland. His highest score in this World Cup is 103 not out.
Rachin Ravindra of New Zealand: 523 runs in 8 innings
The find of the tournament, Rachin Ravindra of New Zealand, is now third on the list. New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra continued his monumental run at the ICC Cricket World Cup in India as he smashed his third ton of the tournament, making him the Kiwi batsman with most World Cup centuries. Ravindra achieved this record in a World Cup match against Pakistan in Bengaluru. His highest score in this World Cup is 123 not out. New Zealand will play their last league match against Sri Lanka on November 9.
David Warner of Australia: 446 runs in 8 innings
David Warner, who has scored several centuries, is currently second in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in the World Cup. His highest score in this World Cup is 163 runs. Australia have one more league match against Bangladesh on November 11 and David Warner will be looking to score as much as possible in this match.
India’s Rohit Sharma: 442 runs in 8 innings
Rohit Sharma, who has been instrumental in providing fruitful starts for India, climbed to the fourth spot after playing a superb innings against England in Lucknow. His highest score in this World Cup is 131 runs. Rohit scored 40 runs in 24 deliveries in the match against South Africa.
Glenn Maxwell of Australia: 397 runs in 7 innings
Glenn Maxwell’s outstanding 201 took Australia into the World Cup semi-finals as they grabbed a stunning three wickets from defeat against Afghanistan. Earlier, Glenn Maxwell smashed a 40-ball hundred – the fastest in a Cricket World Cup – to help Australia beat the Netherlands. Australia will play their last league match against Bangladesh on November 11.
Daryl Mitchell of New Zealand: 375 runs in 7 innings
New Zealand’s middle-order batsmen provided the team with the much-needed impetus in the middle of the field and played a brilliant innings against India in Dharamshala. His highest score in this World Cup is 130 runs.
Sadeera Samarawickrama of Sri Lanka: 372 runs in 8 innings
Although Sri Lanka had a disappointing World Cup campaign in India, their middle-order batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama played some useful knocks for his team, which saw them ranked 8th after the Australia-Afghanistan match. His highest score in this World Cup was 108 runs. Sri Lanka will play their last league match against New Zealand on November 9.
Aiden Markram of South Africa: 371 runs in 8 innings
The middle-order batsman has been in superb form which has helped his team to big totals in the World Cup. His highest score in this World Cup is 106 runs. South Africa next play Afghanistan on November 10 in their final league match.
Rassie van der Dussen of South Africa: 366 runs in 8 innings
The South African middle order batsman played a crucial knock and helped his team to big totals for his team. His highest score in this World Cup is 133 runs. South Africa next play Afghanistan on November 10 in their final league match.
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