• Top 10 batting innings at the World Cup

Styris the sole survivor

10. Scott Styris (New Zealand) 141 (125 balls, 3 fours, 6 sixes) v Sri Lanka, Bloemfontein, 2003 To round off the theme with a hat-trick of centuries in losing causes, Styris was the sole survivor amidst a sinking ship with only a fighting 32 from Chris Cairns to prop up the New Zealand total. New Zealand never really came close to challenging the relatively imposing total of 272 from Sri Lanka.

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Top 10 batting innings at the World Cup

Check out the best performances of all time at the World Cup ahead of the tournament in India.