Many outstanding batsmen have stamped their class on World Cups by scoring runs by the bulk. The highest scores in Cricket World Cup have almost reached the 200-run mark.
As far as individual innings are concerned, the list of highest scores is headed by South Africa’s Gary Kirsten – he scored 188 not out in a match against the United Arab Emirates at Rawalpindi during the 1996 Cricket World Cup. This knock of his will be remembered in cricketing folklore for a long time to come.
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, with his 183 against Sri Lanka in the 1999 Cricket World Cup, is a close second in this table. His inning was laden with the most spell-binding shots to the boundary.