ODI women’s cricket, Few sports can compare to women’s cricket globally in terms of growth and the rate at which it has advanced over the past few decades. Women’s cricket was an amateur sport at the beginning of the 2000s, lacking both funding and public interest. The 2020 T20 World Cup Final in Australia, played in front of 90,000 fans at the MCG, is the biggest example of the development of women’s cricket and how it has grown in popularity over the past 20 years among women all over the world.
Since the 1970s, both men’s and women’s ODI cricket has been a regular fixture on the international cricketing calendar, and it still serves as a rigorous test for every player competing at the international level. In recent years, large scores have been routinely posted in ODI cricket, drastically altering the role of the batters.
The highest ten team scores in women’s one-day international cricket are listed below:
10. Netherlands 375/5 against Japan in 2003
Japan – 74
In the 2003 IWCC Trophy match between two associate nations, the Netherlands, the tournament’s hosts, prevailed. The Dutch scored a remarkable 375/5 from their 50 overs while batting first in the usual conditions, with Pauline te Beest topping the order with an excellent 142. In response, Japan had nothing to say and was skittled for 74, giving the Netherlands a stunning 301-run victory.
9. England versus Pakistan, 1997
Pakistan — 146 — 3
With a staggering 230-run victory over Pakistan, England turned on the flair at the 1997 Women’s World Cup in India. When England was given the opportunity to bat, they never looked back thanks to Janette Brittin’s 138 and Barbara Daniels’ 142 not out, helping them to an astounding score of 376/2 from their 50 overs. Although they responded resolutely, Pakistan ultimately fell well short, and England earned an amazing victory.
Pakistan vs. England in 2017
Twenty years later, when Pakistan and England squared off once more (this time in Leicester, England), the hosts once again ran amok. England scored 377/7 off 50 overs of batting first in favorable home conditions, with Nat Sciver leading the way with 137 off just 92 balls. Pakistan’s response was severely limited by rain to just 30 overs, but they fell far short, allowing England to win by a score of 270 runs using the Duckworth-Lewis method.
7. 2016 England vs. Pakistan score of 378/5
In the summer of 2016, England defeated Pakistan with their highest-ever ODI total, reaching 378/5 in a thrilling game in Worcester. England never looked back after establishing an opening partnership of 235, with Tammy Beaumont (104), and Lauren Winfield (123) both scoring stunning hundreds. In response, Pakistan labored their way to 166 all out, but England was simply too strong on the day to lose the ICC Women’s Championship by 212 runs.
Pakistan vs. Australia, 1997
Canada – 397/4
In 1997, while Pakistan was still a developing country in women’s sports, Australia humiliated them severely in Melbourne. Belinda Clark (131) and Lisa Keightley (156*) gave Australia a tremendous foundation to build upon as the hosts batted first and reached an astounding 397/4. Demoralized Pakistan’s answer was merely 23 all out, making Australia’s 374-run victory margin one of the largest in ODI cricket history.
5. Australia’s 1997 matchup with Denmark
49 for Denmark
Belinda Clark, who led Australia to a daunting total of 412/3 in their Women’s World Cup match against Denmark in 1997, made history with her astounding 229 not out at the top of the innings. No Dane scored in double digits as the Danish batting order was skittled for just 49 runs, giving Australia a 363-run victory in Mumbai.
4. Ireland vs. New Zealand – 2018 New Zealand – 418
Irish people: 112
High run totals during New Zealand’s visit to Ireland in the summer of 2018 will always be remembered, and their total of 418 against the Greens in Dublin gave them an advantage in the second ODI of the series. The pace was set early by opening batswoman Sophie Devine, who scored 108 off only 61 balls as the Kiwis relentlessly attacked the Irish defense. Ireland’s quick 112-run reply left New Zealand with a comfortable 306-run victory.
3. New Zealand vs. Ireland – 2018
New Zealand – 440/3
The Kiwis were unrelenting during their 2018 tour of Ireland, and in the third ODI of the series, they increased their intensity even more. Amelia Kerr stole the show by scoring an astounding 232 runs off just 145 balls as New Zealand amassed a staggering total of 440/3 from their 50 overs. Despite steadfast resistance from Ireland, they were eventually dismissed for 135 in the 45th over, and New Zealand went on to win by 305 runs.
2. New Zealand versus Pakistan, 1997
New Zealand: 455/5.
In 1997, Pakistan had a difficult year; but, the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand really cleaned them out. When New Zealand was given the chance to bat, they didn’t look back. Their captain, Maia Lewis, scored 105, and with help from Debbie Hockley and Trudy Anderson, they reached a then-record 455/5 from their 50 overs. New Zealand triumphed by an astounding 408 runs against Pakistan when they faltered in response and were dismissed for 47 in 23 overs.
1. New Zealand vs. Ireland in 2018
New Zealand won 491/4
The world-record total of 491/4 they recorded in the first ODI of the series was the final noteworthy result for New Zealand on their tour of Ireland in the summer of 2018. The Kiwis pummelled the Irish attack around Dublin with 151 from Captain Suzie Bates and 122 from Maddy Green. Ireland made a valiant effort to respond, but it could only muster 144 runs from 35 overs, allowing New Zealand to secure a 347-run victory.