Indians were 17 for 5 wkts and then 78 for 7 while batting first against debutants Zimbabwe in that 1983 world cup match at Tunbridge when Kapil Dev arrived and changed the course of the match counter-attack, making 175 not out, with 6 sixes and 16 fours in all and that still remains as one of the best batting efforts in World Cup.
Chris Gayle of West Indies celebrates his double century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies and Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval.
Chris Gayle has made the highest ever score at the cricket World Cup and he set a new World Cup record for sixes in an innings with 16.
|Chris Gayle (WI)||215||147||10||16||Zim||24 Feb 2015|
|Gary Kirsten (SA)||188*||159||13||4||UAE||16 Feb 1996|
|Sourav Ganguly (India)||183||158||17||7||Sri Lanka||26 May 99|
|Vivian Richards (WI)||181||125||16||7||Sri Lanka||13 Oct 1987|
|Kapil Dev (India)||175*||138||16||6||Zimbabwe||18 Jun 1983|
|Virendra Sehwag (India)||175||140||14||5||Bangladesh||19 Feb 2011|
|Craig Wishart (Zim)||172*||151||18||3||Namibia||10 Feb 2003|
|Glenn Turner (NZ)||171*||201||16||2||East Africa||7 Jun 1975|
|Andrew Hudson (SA)||161||132||13||4||Holland||5 Mar 1996|
|Imran Nazir (Pak)||160||121||14||8||Zimbabwe||21 Mar 2007|