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Stats: Top 10 players with most 50+ scores in World Cup history

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Sachin Tendulkar

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the most number of fifty-plus scores in World Cup history, having crossed the landmark on 21 occasions across six editions of the mega event.

Coming in at a distant second is two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting, who crossed the mark of 50 on 11 occasions. Two South Africans – Herschelle Gibbs and Jacques Kallis – are tied at the number 3 spot. Both right-handers crossed the 50-run mark in World Cups on 10 occasions.

New Zealand’s captain in the 1992 World Cup, Martin Crowe, shares the fifth spot with five other players: England’s Graham Gooch, Pakistan’s Javed Miandad, Australia’s Adam Gilchrist, West Indies’ Brian Lara and Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya - all of whom crossed the barrier on 9 occasions.

List of players with most 50+ scores in World Cups

Rank Player Number of 50+ scores
1 Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 21
2 Ricky Ponting (Aus) 11
3 Herschelle Gibbs (SA) 10
  Jacques Kallis (SA) 10
5 Martin Crowe (NZ) 9
  Graham Gooch (Eng) 9
  Javed Miandad (Pak) 9
  Adam Gilchrist (Aus) 9
  Brian Lara (WI) 9
  Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 9

*Stats updated till 11 February, 2015