Australian cricket team on 4 March 2015 created the World Cup record for highest-ever score of 417 for 6 in a match against Afghanistan in Perth. It defeated Afghanistan by 275 runs which was the biggest winning margin in the tournament’s history.
Afghanistan was bowled out for 142 in 37.3 over.
The record was created with the help of David Warner’s 178 runs, Steve Smith’s 95 runs and Glenn Maxwell’s 88 runs.
The previous record of highest runs in a World Cup match was held by India and it was 413 run at a loss of 5 wickets. The record was created on 19 March 2007 against Bermuda played at Queen's Park Oval and India won the match by 257 runs.
The winning margin of India which was broken by Australia was earlier equaled by South Africa on 27 February 2015 in their victory over West Indies in Sydney.
Highest World Cup Scores
• 417 run at a loss of 6 wickets in a match Australia vs Afghanistan at Perth on 4 March 2015
• 413 run at a loss of 5 wickets in a match India vs Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19 March 2007
• 411 run at a loss of 4 wickets in a match South Africa vs Ireland at Canberra on 3 March 2015
• 408 run at a loss of 5 wickets in a match South Africa vs West Indies at Sydney on 27 February 2015
• 398 run at a loss of 5 wickets in a match Sri Lanka vs Kenya at Kandy on 6 March 1996
What: Created by Australia
When: 4 March 2015