Top 10 Longest cricket innings in One Day Internationals

Longest cricket innings in One Day Internationals Mohsin Khan

Top 10 Longest cricket innings in One Day Internationals (By balls)

The longest individual innings by minutes in test format feat belongs to the late legendary batsman Hanif Muhammad. The Pakistan batting phenome played for a world record 970 minutes during a game against West Indies. However as far as the longest cricket innings in One Day Internationals is concerned former Kiwi batter Glenn Turner gets the crest. While the test record surely is an asset for Hanif Muhammad and the whole Pakistani nation, longest cricket innings in ODI might not be of much pride for Turner. Firstly, because Hanif Muhammad’s innings is calculated on the basis of number of minutes played. As we all are well aware of much important it is to be steady in test format. Secondly, GM Turner’s format is one where people expect to score as fast as possible consuming the least number of balls.

Longest cricket innings in One Day Internationals GM Turner

Nonetheless, the longest cricket innings record held by the former West Indian is still worth an applause because in the end it still is a cricket record. And to be honest, sometimes situations demand from you to hold the one end and go slow. At times when wickets start falling even in ODIs batsmen go for the defense and in GM Turner’s case he made an unbeaten 171 runs as well playing 201 balls. A bit slow though a well-deserved 150 plus runs. More interestingly the second place again is occupied by him in ODI longest cricket innings list. This time it was even slower one, scoring 114* on 171 balls with a strike rate of 64. In the meantime when should be looking at the strike rate as well. And it is clear that during his first innings he has an impressive strike rate of 85.

Longest cricket innings in One Day Internationals Mohsin Khan

Hence proved that the longest cricket innings from GM Turner will also be of much value to him as well as cricket fans. Full list of longest ODI innings by balls is as under.

Top 10 Longest cricket innings in One Day Internationals (By balls)

Player Runs Balls 4s 6s SR Team Opposition
GM Turner 171* 201 16 2 85.07 New Zealand v East Africa
GM Turner 114* 177 13 0 64.40 New Zealand v India
Mohsin Khan 70 176 1 0 39.77 Pakistan v West Indies
SM Gavaskar 36* 174 1 0 20.68 India v England
CG Greenidge 106* 173 9 1 61.27 West Indies v India
RG Sharma 264 173 33 9 152.60 India v Sri Lanka
CWJ Athey 142* 172 14 0 82.55 England v New Zealand
A Bagai 137* 172 12 1 79.65 Canada v Scotland
IVA Richards 189* 170 21 5 111.17 West Indies v England
BC Broad 99 168 4 0 58.92 England

v Pakistan

  1. GM Turner
  2. GM Turner
  3. Mohsin Khan
  4. SM Gavaskar
  5. CG Greenidge
  6. RG Sharma
  7. CWJ Athey
  8. A Bagai
  9. IVA Richards
  10. BC Broad

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