ICC World Cup: Ten highest individual scores

West Indies opener Chris Gayle created history as he became the first cricketer to score a double ton in World Cup matches which was also the highest individual score in the history of the prestigious event.

ICC World Cup: Ten highest individual scores

New Delhi: West Indies opener Chris Gayle created history as he became the first cricketer to score a double ton in World Cup matches which was also the highest individual score in the history of the prestigious event.

Here is a list of top ten highest scores in World Cup history:

1. Chris Gayle - 215 off 147 balls against Zimbabwe in 2015 World Cup.

2. Gary Kirsten - unbeaten 188 against off 159 balls against UAE in 1996 World Cup.

3. Sourav Ganguly - 183 off 158 balls against Sri Lanka in 1999 World Cup.

4. Vivian Richards - 181 off 125 balls against Sri Lanka in 1987 World Cup.

5. Kapil Dev - unbeaten 175 runs off 138 balls against Zimbabwe in 1983 World Cup.

6. Virender Sehwag - 175 runs off 140 balls against Bangladesh in 2011 World Cup.

7. Craig Wishart - 172 runs off 151 balls against Namibia in 2003 World Cup.

8. Glenn Turner - 171 runs off 201 balls vs East Africa in 1975 World Cup.

9. AB de Villiers - unbeaten 162 off 66 balls against West Indies in 2015 World Cup.

10. Tillakaratne Dilshan​ – unbeaten 161 off 146 balls against Bangladesh in 2015 World Cup.