Cricket fans just love to see big shots played by the batsman’s in order to score quick runs for their team. Mostly people expect a player to score 30 or more runs in one over during a T20 match but there are few aggressive batsman’s who have achieved this milestone in One Day Internationals (ODI). So following is the list of players who have scored mist runs off one over in ODIs.
1. Herschelle Gibbs
Herschelle Gibbs is a South African batsman who is the only player in the history of One Day Internationals (ODIs) to hit 6 sixes in one over. Gibbs made this world record of scoring most runs off one over against Netherlands in Cricket World Cup of 2007. Gibbs hit straight 6 sixes to Netherlands bowler DLS van Bunge at St. Kitts.
2. Thisara Perera
Thisara Perera is a Sri Lankan batsman who just fell one run short from equalizing the record of Herschelle Gibbs. Perera scored 35 runs against the South African bowler Robin Peterson at Pallekele International cricket stadium. Perera hit 5 sixes and one four in the over of Peterson. One bowl was declared wide so they total score conceded by Peterson is 35 runs.
3. Shahid Afridi
The Boom Boom Afridi, who is famous for his aggressive batting style is at number 3 on our list. He is a Pakistani all-rounder who had scored 32 runs against Sri Lanka in the over of CM Bandara. These runs included 4 sixes and 2 fours.
4. Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson is a cricketer from New Zealand national cricket team. Williamson scored 31 runs against Canada in Mumbai during one over of Rizwan Cheema. This gives him the 4th position on our list of most runs scored by a player off one over in ODIs.
5. James Franklin
Actually at number 4 position there is a tie between the two New Zealand players. Like Kane Williamson, James Franklin also scored 31 runs against Canada but this time the bowler was HS Baidwan instead of Rizwan Cheema.
6. Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya is a former Sri Lankan cricketer. Jayasuriya was an all-rounder especially a dominating batsman. In a match against Pakistan at Singapore, Jayasuriya scored 30 runs including 4 sixes and a four in one over of Aamer Sohail.
7. Sanath Jayasuriya
At number 7 its the Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya again. In another innings against New Zealand cricket team in Sharjah, Sanath Jayasuriya hit Chris Harris 4 sixes and one four along with a double at the last ball making 30 runs in one over.
8. Mark Boucher
Mark Boucher is a former South African wicket-keeper batsman. Along with being a very good wicket-keeper Mark Boucher is also known for his batting skills. During a match against Netherlands Boucher scored 30 runs off one over of LP van Troost at St. Kitts.
9. Jacques Kallis
On 9th position there is again a South African player. Jacques Kallis is an all-rounder who is known for his classic style of batting and a very good fast-medium swing bowling. Kallis also scored 30 runs in the same match against Netherlands and also against the same bowler Lp van Troost who was also hit by Mark Boucher for 30 runs.
In 2007 at Oval in a match against India, Dimitri Mascarenhas scored 30 runs in one over of Yuvraj Singh. The first ball of the over was a dot ball but then the next 5 balls were went out of the boundary for sixes. Dimitri Mascarenhas is an all rounder from England cricket team.
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