Highest individual score batting at 8 or below in ODIs
The record for the highest individual score in an ODI by a batsman batting at number 8 or below is shared by England all-rounders Sam Curran and Chris Woakes.
95* Sam Curran v Ind Pune, 2021
By the time Sam Curran came out to bat for England in the third and the final ODI of the series between India and England at Pune, the match was all but gone for the visitors. India had piled up 329 runs from 48.2 overs while batting first on the back of half centuries from ShikharDhawan, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya.
England did not start well and kept losing wickets one after the other. By the 11th over, they were three down with their main players Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes back in the hut. England went on to lose Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan and Moeen Ali in quick intervals as well.
At 7 down for 200, while chasing 330, Sam Curran kept milking singles and hitting an odd boundary. Before you knew it, he had reached an unbeaten 95 off 83 balls with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes, batting at a strike rate of 114.46.
With Curran on strike, England needed 13 runs off the last over but T Natarajan nailed his yorkers as India won the match by 7 runs. Nevertheless, Sam Curran touched the hearts of one and all watching the match.
95* Chris Woakes v SL, Nottingham 2016
Chris Woakes made 95 not out against Sri Lanka at Nottingham in 2016. He took 92 balls and struck 4 fours to pull the team out of trouble
92* Andre Russell v Ind, North Sound 2011
Andre Russell made 92 not out, batting at number 9 against India at North Sound. He took just 64 balls for his 92* and struck 8 fours and 5 sixes while batting at a strike rate of 143.75.
92 Nathan Coulter-Nile v WI, Nottingham 2019
In World Cup 2019, when Australia were in real trouble against West Indies, Nathan Coulter-Nile rose to the occasion. Batting at number 8, he made 92 off just 60 balls in a brilliant counter-attacking innings which included 8 fours and 4 sixes.
Coulter-Nile batted at a strike rate of 153.33 and ensured that Australia went on to win the match by 15 runs.