Clarke says someone could score 300

12:41 pm on 5 March 2015

In the wake of Australia's Cricket World Cup record total, captain Michael Clarke believes a batsman could soon score 300 in a one-day international.

David Warner hit 178 in Australia's record 275-run win over Afghanistan in Perth last night, as the hosts posted a World Cup record total of 417 for six wickets.

David Warner batting for Australia.

David Warner batting for Australia. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Rohit Sharma's 264 for India is the highest ODI score, but three of the top 10 individual World Cup scores of all time have come during this tournament.

Clarke says the unprecedented feat is possible.

He says on a smaller ground, someone like Davey, or Chris Gayle or AB de Villiers possibly could.

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle hits a six.

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle hits a six. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Clarke says in the game at the moment we're seeing so many different shots, different deliveries, so much power.

He says you'd probably have to open the batting so you have the full 50 overs.

South Africa captain A B de Villiers and his team have been told not to come home a "bunch of losers."

South Africa captain A B de Villiers and his team have been told not to come home a "bunch of losers." Photo: Photosport

Gayle became the fifth player in history to make an ODI double century when he hit 215 for West Indies against Zimbabwe earlier in the tournament.

South Africa captain De Villiers smashed 162 not out off only 66 balls in the win over West Indies three days later.

Warner struck 19 fours and five sixes in his 133-ball innings against Afghanistan, and there were more than 12 and a half overs of the Australia innings remaining when he was dismissed.

Rohit, who made 264 off 173 balls against Sri Lanka at Kolkata in November, is the only batsman to score two ODI double centuries.

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