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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Records – Most Runs Through Boundaries in an Innings

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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Records and Statistics: Which players hold the record for the most runs through boundaries in an innings?

An international cricket tournament is called the ICC Cricket World Cup. It is played using the One Day International (ODI) cricket format. In England in 1975, the first Cricket World Cup was played. Each one-day match consisted of 60 overs for each team. In 1987, it was staged for the first time outside of England, in India and Pakistan. The number of overs per side was decreased to 50 for the 1987 match as well. Australia is the most successful nation in the list of ODI and T20 cricket world Cup champions with five titles. There have only been two nations to win the world cup twice: West Indies and India.

For international cricketing nations to battle for supremacy and showcase their prowess, the Cricket World Cup remains the greatest platform. With each incredible performance, these batsmen have cemented their place in cricket history as the competition has grown. 

Most run through boundaries in an innings

Guptill scored “just” 117 runs off the first 120 balls he faced before scoring 120 runs off the final 43 pitches, with a strike rate of 279 for the last 43 pitches. Only Rohit Sharma has more boundaries than the 35 that Martin Guptill amassed in his innings (24 fours, 11 sixes), who also holds the ODI record with 42 (33 fours, 9 sixes) in his 264-run innings. The following are the players with the most runs through boundaries in an innings:

Most run through boundaries in an innings  Martin Guptill v West Indies (2015) 162  Chris Gayle v Zimbabwe (2015) 136

Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill has been a stalwart of New Zealand’s batting in white-ball cricket for many years. He is an enigmatic stroke maker by purpose. Guptill lost three toes on one foot in a forklift accident when he was 14 years old, which dramatically altered the trajectory of his early life. He surmounted the obstacle and represented New Zealand at the Under-19 World Cup, which was played in Sri Lanka.

Guptill played for the Auckland Aces in the 2007–2008 season, and he scored 99 points in his debut game. Later the following year, in Australia’s Emerging Players Tournament, he replicated his batting record-breaking effort. The second-highest run scorer for New Zealand in the 2011 World Cup, Guptill also had a respectable showing in the 2015 tournament, scoring an unbroken 237 in the quarterfinal to become the first batter from his country to score an ODI double ton. Over the years, Guptill has delivered a number of impact blows, most of which have completely wiped out the opposition. Martin even held the record for the greatest individual score by a Kiwi at the time (189) until he broke it himself in the 2015 World Cup.

Chris Gayle

On February 24, 2015, Chris Gayle defeated Zimbabwe and scored the first double-century in the history of World Cups. Gayle’s innings was examined in depth by Bharath Seervi. Since the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, three double centuries have been made in One Day Internationals (ODIs), all of which were made by Indians in their home country. But because of the batsman-friendly regulations, it was anticipated that the largest 50-over competition would feature one or two double centuries. 

In Australia and New Zealand, it occurred on day 11 of the 11th World Cup of Cricket. In this instance, Chris Gayle accomplished the feat in Canberra versus Zimbabwe, none of which was Indian. Even before the game started, there wasn’t much possibility of seeing a double century. There was no chance of a miracle at the Manuka Oval due to a wicket on the first ball of the game and Gayle’s inconsistent ODI performance.

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