As cricket progresses, most people prefer to watch T20 cricket as it is the most entertaining format. In ODI cricket, death overs are considered the most difficult situations to score runs, and this is the chance for batting teams to give an excellent finish to their teams. There are many matches in which batters smashed bowlers in the last ten overs and changed the scorecard. So, here’s a list of the most runs scored in the last ten overs of ODI.
1. Sa Vs Aus (173)
This is the recent match played between South Africa and Australia. In the 4th ODI against Australia, Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. After a decent performance of top order, South Africa scored 243 runs in 40 overs. After this, Heinrich Klassen single-handedly destroyed Australian bowling, and South Africa scored 173 runs in the last ten overs. Heinrich Klassen scored 174 off 83 balls, and David Miller scored 82 off 45. South Africa scored 416 runs in 50 overs.
2. Sa Vs Wi (163)
Undoubtedly, South Africa is the most dangerous team in the last ten overs of ODI. There are many matches in which South Africa has scored significant runs in the last ten overs of ODI. In the 2nd ODI against West Indies, West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first. After the century of Amla and Rossouw, AB de Villiers came to bat and stole the show. In this match, AB de Villiers scored the fastest in ODI history, completing his century in just 31 balls. South Africa scored 163 runs in the last ten overs, and AB de Villiers scored an incredible inning of 149 off 44 balls.
3. Eng Vs Wi (154)
In 2019, England toured the West Indies, and England won the series by 2-1. In the 4th ODI, West Indies won the toss and decided to field first. England came to bat, and opening batsmen, Bairstow and Alex Hales gave an excellent start to England. At the end of the 40th over, England was at a score of 264 runs. After this, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler took charge of bowlers and smashed 154 runs in the last ten overs. After 50 overs, England scored 418 runs, in which Jos Buttler contributed by scoring 150 off 77 balls.
4. Nz Vs Wi (153)
This was the Quarter-Final match between New Zealand and West Indies in the 2015 World Cup. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. After getting decent start, New Zealand scored 240 runs in 40 overs. Martin Guptill smashed all the bowlers in the last ten overs, and New Zealand scored 153 runs. After 50 overs, New Zealand scored 393 runs, and Martin Guptill scored 237 off 163 balls, the highest individual score in the ICC ODI World Cup.
5. Ind Vs Aus (151)
In this match, Rohit Sharma scored his first-ever double-century in ODI cricket. In 2013, Australia toured India, and in the 7th ODI match, India scored 151 runs in the last ten overs. Australia decided to bowl first and dismissed Virat, Yuvraj, and Suresh Raina at a low score. At the end of the 40th over, India scored 232 runs. After this, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni accelerated the innings and scored 151 runs in the last ten overs. Rohit Sharma scored 209 runs in 158 balls, and India won the match by 57 runs.
6. Sa Vs Wi (150)
Ab de Villiers is one of the most dangerous batters cricket has ever produced. On his day, no bowler could dismiss him. In the 2015 ICC World Cup, South Africa played a match against West Indies in which South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. With the half-centuries of Amla, Faf du Plessis, and Rossouw, South Africa scored 258 runs in 40 overs. But AB de Villiers was playing at a different pace. South Africa scored 150 runs in the last ten overs, and AB de Villiers played an unimaginable innings of 162 runs in 66 balls.
7. Ind Vs Sl (147)
In this match, Rohit Sharma scored his third double-century in ODI cricket. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. Rohit Sharma gradually accelerated his innings. At the end of the 40th over, India was at a score of 245. After this, Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer started attacking every Sri Lankan bowler. India scored 147 runs in the last ten overs, and Rohit Sharma also completed his double-century. India scored 392 runs and won the match by 141 runs.
8. Sa Vs Zim (146)
In the 2015 ICC World Cup, we saw one of the most destructive battings in the last ten overs. Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bowl first. South Africa came to bat first and lost their four wickets at 83 runs. After this, David Miller and JP Duminy controlled the match. At the end of the 40th over, South Africa scored 193 runs. In the last ten overs, David Miller and JP Duminy accelerated the innings and scored 146 runs in the last ten overs. At the end of the 50th over, South Africa scored 339 runs, and both batsman, David and Duminy, scored centuries.
9. Sa Vs Ind (144)
This is one of the most memorable matches for South Africa, as this was the first time when the Indian crowd was chanting for AB de Villiers. This was the series decider match, and South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. With the Quinton De Kock’s and Du Plessis’s century, South Africa reached 294 in 40 overs. Then, it was time for AB de Villiers, and he scored 119 in 61 balls. South Africa scored 144 runs in the last ten overs and set a target of 439 runs. In the end, South Africa won the match by 214 runs.
10. Eng Vs Afg (142)
This incident happened in the 2019 World Cup played between England and Afghanistan. England won the toss and decided to bat first. After the dismissal of Bairstow, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan smashed the bowlers. At the end of the 40th over, England was at 255 runs. But, in the last ten overs, England scored 142 runs in which Moin Ali played an exceptional innings of 31 runs in just nine balls, and Eoin Morgan single-handedly smashed 11 sixes to Rashid Khan and scored 148 in 71 balls.