In this era of all-singing and all-dancing Twenty20 cricket, the one-day format has lost a little of its sparkle, but it has still produced many spectacular moments over the years.
And the following 10 players have each contributed to that by, at one point or another, owning the highest score ever in the history of the format.
Read on as we follow the progression of the record over its 43-year existence. (the progression of the highest individual Test score is here)
*Statistics courtesy of ESPN Cricinfo unless specified otherwise.