In this article, we will discuss some of the largest margin of victory in ODI (One-Day Internationals), Biggest Margin of Wins in terms of runs. You will find each and very detail of the game in the table below.
Largest Margin of Victory in ODI Cricket in terms of Runs
|Winner||Margin of Victory (Runs)||Overs bowled||Max Overs||Target||Opposition||Venue||Match Date|
|India||317||22.0||50.0||391||Sri Lanka||Green Field Stadium||15th Jan 2023|
|Zimbabwe||304||25.1||50.0||409||U.S.A||Harare||26th June 2023|
|New Zealand||290||28.4||50.0||403||Ireland||Aberdeen||1st July 2008|
|Australia||275||37.3||50.0||418||Afghanistan||Perth||4th March 2015|
|South Africa||272||29.0||50.0||400||Zimbabwe||Benoni||22nd October 2010|
|South Africa||258||20.1||50.0||302||Sri Lanka||Paarl||11th January 2011|
|India||257||43.1||50.0||414||Bermuda||Port of Spain||19th March 2007|
|South Africa||257||33.1||50.0||409||West Indies||Sydney||27th February 2015|
|27 February 2003|
|India||256||36.5||50.0||375||Hong Kong||Karachi||25 June 2008|
Largest Margin of Victory Win in ODI Cricket
1. India vs Sri Lanka – 317 runs
India tops the list of biggest margin of victory in ODI cricket with 317 runs victory against Sri Lanka on 15th January 2023 which is also the highest run victory in ODI cricket. Batting first, India were outstanding with the bat and posted a massive total of 390 runs with both Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill scoring brilliant tons.
With the ball, the Indian pacers made life too hard for the Lankans and bowled them out for just 73 runs. Mohammad Siraj and Mohammad Shami were excellent with the new ball and picked up 4 and 2 wickets respectively.
2. Zimbabwe vs U.S.A – 304 runs
Zimbabwe surprisingly stands second on the list of the Largest Margin of Victory in ODI cricket. Playing against United States of America in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023, Zimbabwe posted a humongous total of 409 runs against an inexperienced U.S.A side.
With the bat, Skipper Sean Williams was at his brilliant best and scored 174 runs. With the ball, their bowlers were too good and bowled out the visitors for just 104 runs. Richard Ngarava and Sikander Raza were the pick from the bowlers and picked up 2 wickets each.
3. New Zealand vs Ireland – 290 runs
New Zealand stands third on the list by defeating the Irish with a margin of 290 runs on 1st July, 2008. Batting first, they completely dominated the Irish side and posted a massive total of 402 runs.
Brendon McCullum and James Marshall were the top scorers and scored 166 and 161 runs. With the ball, the bowled out the Irish for just 112 runs. Tim Southee and Michael Mason were brilliant with the new ball and picked up 3 wickets each.
4. Australia vs Afghanistan – 275 runs
Australia registered a massive win against the Afghans in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which stands 4th on our list. Batting first, the hosts batted brilliantly and posted a massive total of 417 runs. David Warner was the top scorer and scored 178 runs off just 133 balls.
With the ball, their bowling attack was at their peak and the Afghans had no answer for it. Mitch Johnson was the top wicket taker and picked up 4 wickets. Mitch Starc and Josh Hazlewood also bowled very well and picked up 2 wickets each.
5. South Africa vs Zimbabwe – 272 runs
South Africa stands fifth on the list after defeating Zimbabwe by a margin of 272 runs on 22nd, October, 2010. South Africa was at their peak in the early 2010s and posted a massive total of 399 runs. JP Duminy and AB De Villiers notched up brilliant hundreds.
With the ball, their bowlers were brilliant and bowled out the visitors for just 127 runs. Albie Morkel, Wayne Parnell, and Johan Botha bowled very well and picked up 2 wickets each.
6. South Africa vs Sri Lanka – 258 runs
South Africa again stands 6th on list, this time beating the mighty Lankans at their peak by 258 runs on 11th January 2011. The hosts posted a above par score of 301 runs.
With the ball, their bowlers were too good for the visitors and had no answer for the pace and bounce of the African bowlers. Morne Morkel and Lonwabo Tsotsobe were brilliant with the new ball and picked up 4 and 3 wickets respectively.
7. India vs Bermuda – 257 runs
India again enters the list by beating Bermuda in the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2007 at Port of Spain. With the bat, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh were the top scorers and posted a massive total of 413 runs.
With the ball, their bowlers were all over the Bermuda batters and they were too quick to handle. Ajit Agarkar and Anil Kumble bowled very well and picked up 3 wickets each and bowled them out for just 156 runs.
8. South Africa vs West Indies – 257 runs
South Africa again enters the list for the third time by beating West Indies by a margin of 257 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015. AB De Villiers was the top scorer and scored 162 runs off just 66 balls.
With the ball, their bowlers again bowled brilliantly and bowled out the West Indies for just 151 runs. Imran Tahir was at his brilliant best and picked up 5 wickets. Kyle Abbott and Morne Morkel also bowled very well and picked up 2 wickets each.
9. Australia vs Namibia – 256 runs
Australia was all over Namibia in the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2003. Batting first, Australia posted a huge total of 301 runs. Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds batted brilliantly and scored 88 and 59 runs respectively.
With the ball, the Aussies were too hot to handle by the Namibian batters and bowled out them for just 45 runs. Glenn McGrath was at his peak and picked up 7 wickets with the new ball.
10. India vs Hong Kong – 256 runs
India stands 10th on the list of Largest margin of Victory in ODI Cricket by beating Hong Kong by 256 runs in the 2008 Asia Cup. MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina notched up brilliant hundreds and scored 374 runs.
With the ball, the Hong Kong batters had no idea for the Indian spinners and could not handle their spin. Suresh Raina and Virender Sehwag were the top wicket takers and picked up 4 and 2 wickets respectively.