Stats: Highest percentage of runs by a batsman in a completed ODI innings
Viv Richards still holds this record and no one has even come close to breaking it in over three decades.
The all-time record for highest percentage of runs by a batsman in a completed ODI innings belongs to West Indian legend Viv Richards, whose unbeaten 189 against England at Manchester in 1984 was 69.48 % of his team’s score of 272. Since then, no batsman has even come close to breaking the record.
The rest of the top three is occupied by two Indian batsmen. In second place is Kapil Dev’s epic 175* against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup, where he rescued India and helped them post 266/8. The All-rounder scored 65.78 % of India’s runs and is one of only three players to have scored more than 65 % of the team’s runs in a completed ODI innings.
The only other batsman to have done it is another Indian. Rohit Sharma, who holds the record for the highest score in ODIs, courtesy of his 264 against Sri Lanka at Kolkata in 2014, also accounted for 65.34 % of India’s runs on that day and takes third place on this list.at Kolkata in 2014, also accounted for 65.34 % of India’s runs on that day and takes third place on this list.
Guptill’s knock in the fourth ODI (180*) gave him the unique record of holding the top three highest score by a New Zealand batsman in ODIs, helped him become the first batsman to have three scores of 180 or more in the format and helped his team level the five-match ODI series at 2-2 but wasn't enough for a place in this list.
Andrew Jones holds the New Zealand record in this regard courtesy of his 47, which was the only double-digit score by a Kiwi player against Pakistan at Sharjah in 1990 when they were bundled out for 74 during the first Austral-Asia Cup semi-final.
As far as the top ten is concerned, New Zealand have the most players on this list, with three while India (2) are the only other country to have more than one player on this list. West Indies, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Australia and Ireland all have a player on this list.
In fact, Ed Joyce, who takes 9th place on this list courtesy of his 160* against Afghanistan at Belfast in 2016, which was 60.37 of his team’s score of 265/5 is the only associate player on this list.
Here is the complete list of players who have scored the highest percentage of runs in a completed ODI innings:
|Viv Richards (WI)||189*||272/9||69.48||England||Manchester||1984|
|Kapil Dev (IND)||175*||266/8||65.78||Zimbabwe||Tunbridge Wells||1983|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||264||404/5||65.34||Sri Lanka||Kolkata||2014|
|Andrew Jones (NZ)||47||74||63.51||Pakistan||Sharjah||1990|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||189||299/5||63.21||India||Sharjah||2000|
|Scott Styris (NZ)||141||225||62.66||Sri Lanka||Bloemfontein||2003|
|Charles Coventry (ZIM)||194*||312/8||62.17||Bangladesh||Bulwayo||2009|
|Damien Martyn (AUS)||116*||191||60.73||New Zealand||Auckland||2000|
|Ed Joyce (IRL)||160*||265/5||60.37||Afghanistan||Belfast||2016|
|Martin Guptill (NZ)||237*||393/6||60.30||West Indies||Hamilton||2015|
*Stats updated till March 1, 2017 and a completed innings implies one in which a team is all-out or the complete allocation of overs are bowled.