WC 2015 – Game 49 – Australia vs New Zealand at Melbourne on 29.03.15 – Australia won by seven wickets

The finals of WC 2015 provided the 400th World Cup game. The following table lists out the games played in each edition.  The finals of WC 1999 provided the 200th World Cup game.

 

No World Cup Editions Mat
1 Prudential World Cup (in England), 1975 15
2 Prudential World Cup (in England), 1979 14
3 Prudential World Cup (in England), 1983 27
4 Reliance World Cup (in India/Pakistan), 1987/88 27
5 Benson & Hedges World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand), 1991/92 39
6 Wills World Cup (in India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka), 1995/96 36
7 ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999 42
8 ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03 52
9 ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07 51
10 ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11 49
11 ICC Cricket World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand), 2014/15 48
  Total 400

 

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first to provide the 192nd occasion of a team batting first in a World Cup game. New Zealand lost this game after it  had won the toss and elected to bat to provide the 92nd occasion of a team losing the World Cup game after winning the toss  and elected to bat first.

 

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first to provide the 15th occasion of New Zealand batting first in a World Cup game. New Zealand lost this game after it had won the toss and elected to bat to provide the eighth occasion of New Zealand losing the World Cup game after winning the toss and elected to bat first.

 

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first to provide the sixth occasion of a team batting first in a World Cup final. All such occasions are listed below. New Zealand lost this game after it had won the toss and elected to bat to provide the eighth occasion of New Zealand losing the World Cup game after winning the toss and elected to bat first.

 

No Team Score Overs Inns Result Opposition Ground Date
1 Australia 253/05 50.0 1 won v England Kolkata 08.11.87
2 Pakistan 249/06 50.0 1 won v England Melbourne 25.03.92
3 Pakistan 132/10 39.0 1 lost v Australia Lord’s 20.06.99
4 Australia 281/04 38.0 1 won v Sri Lanka Bridgetown 28.04.07
5 Sri Lanka 274/06 50.0 1 lost v India Mumbai 02.04.11
6 New Zealand 183/10 45.0 1 lost v Australia Melbourne 29.03.15

 

New Zealand lost this game after it had won the toss and elected to bat to provide the third occasion of a team losing the World Cup final after winning the toss and elected to bat first.

 

No Team Score Overs Inns Result Opposition Ground Date
1 Pakistan 132/10 39.0 1 lost v Australia Lord’s 20.06.99
2 Sri Lanka 274/06 50.0 1 lost v India Mumbai 02.04.11
3 New Zealand 183/10 45.0 1 lost v Australia Melbourne 29.03.15

 

Australia won this game by seven wickets and represents its fifth win in the finals of the World Cup. All such occasions are listed below.

 

No Team Result Margin BR Toss Bat Oppn Ground Date
1 Australia won 007 runs   won 1st Eng Kolkata 08.11.87
2 Australia won 008 wkts 179 lost 2nd Pak Lord’s 20.06.99
3 Australia won 125 runs   lost 1st Ind Johannesburg 23.03.03
4 Australia won 053 runs   won 1st Srl Bridgetown 28.04.07
5 Australia won 007 wkts 101 lost 2nd NZl Melbourne 29.03.15

 

The following table lists out the winners of all the eleven finals of the World Cup and also the break up team wise

 

No Team Result Margin BR Toss Bat Oppn Ground Date
1 Win won 017 runs   lost 1st Aus Lord’s 21.06.75
2 Win won 092 runs   lost 1st Eng Lord’s 23.06.79
3 Ind won 043 runs   lost 1st Win Lord’s 25.06.83
4 Aus won 007 runs   won 1st Eng Kolkata 08.11.87
5 Pak won 022 runs   won 1st Eng Melbourne 25.03.92
6 Srl won 007 wkts 022 won 2nd Aus Lahore 17.03.96
7 Aus won 008 wkts 179 lost 2nd Pak Lord’s 20.06.99
8 Aus won 125 runs   lost 1st Ind Johannesburg 23.03.03
9 Aus won 053 runs   won 1st Sri Bridgetown 28.04.07
10 Ind won 006 wkts 010 lost 2nd Srl Mumbai 02.04.11
11 Aus won 007 wkts 101 lost 2nd NZl Melbourne 29.03.15

 

 

BREAK UP – TEAM WISE
No Team Result Margin BR Toss Bat Oppn Ground Date
1 Aus won 007 runs   won 1st Eng Kolkata 08.11.87
2 Aus won 008 wkts 179 lost 2nd Pak Lord’s 20.06.99
3 Aus won 125 runs   lost 1st Ind Johannesburg 23.03.03
4 Aus won 053 runs   won 1st Sri Bridgetown 28.04.07
5 Aus won 007 wkts 101 lost 2nd NZl Melbourne 29.03.15
                   
1 Ind won 043 runs   lost 1st Win Lord’s 25.06.83
2 Ind won 006 wkts 010 lost 2nd Srl Mumbai 02.04.11
                   
1 Pak won 022 runs   won 1st Eng Melbourne 25.03.92
                   
1 Srl won 007 wkts 022 won 2nd Aus Lahore 17.03.96
                   
1 Win won 017 runs   lost 1st Aus Lord’s 21.06.75
2 Win won 092 runs   lost 1st Eng Lord’s 23.06.79

 

LRPL Taylor and GD Eliott added 111 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 263rd occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a World Cup game. It also provides the 39th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup

 

LRPL Taylor and GD Eliott added 111 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 27th occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a World Cup game. It also provides the sixth occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup

 

SPD Smith and MJ Clarke added 112 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 264th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a World Cup game. It also provides the 65th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the World Cup

 

SPD Smith and MJ Clarke added 112 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 41st occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a World Cup game. It also provides the eleventh occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the World Cup

 

LRPL Taylor-GD Eliott added 111 runs for the fourth wicket and SPD Smith-MJ Clarke added 112 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 12th and 13th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a World Cup final

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 RB Kanhai/CH Lloyd 4 149 1 Win Aus Lord’s 21.06.75
2 CL King/IVA Richards 5 139 1 Win Engg Lord’s 23.06.79
3 G Boycott/JM Brearley 1 129 2 Eng Win Lord’s 23.06.79
4 Imran Khan/Javed Miandad 3 139 1 Pak Eng Melbourne 25.03.92
5 RT Ponting/MA Taylor 2 101 1 Aus Srl Lahore 17.03.96
6 PA de Silva/AP Gurusinha 3 125 2 Srl Aus Lahore 17.03.96
7 AC Gilchrist/ML Hayden 1 105 1 Aus Ind Johannesburg 23.03.03
8 DR Martyn/RT Ponting 3 234* 1 Aus Ind Johannesburg 23.03.03
9 AC Gilchrist/ML Hayden 1 172 1 Aus Srl Bridgetown 28.04.07
10 ST Jayasuriya/KC Sangakkara 2 116 2 Srl Aus Bridgetown 28.04.07
11 MS Dhoni/G Gambhir 4 109 2 Ind Srl Mumbai 02.04.11
12 GD Elliott/LRPL Taylor 4 111 1 NZl Aus Melbourne 29.03.15
13 MJ Clarke/SPD Smith 3 112 2 Aus NZl Melbourne 29.03.15

 

LRPL Taylor-GD Eliott added 111 runs for the fourth wicket to provide the third occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in a World Cup final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 RB Kanhai/CH Lloyd 4 149 1 Win Aus Lord’s 21.06.75
2 MS Dhoni/G Gambhir 4 109 2 Ind Srl Mumbai 02.04.11
3 GD Elliott/LRPL Taylor 4 111 1 NZl Aus Melbourne 29.03.15

 

SPD Smith-MJ Clarke added 112 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the fourth occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in a World Cup final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Imran Khan/Javed Miandad 3 139 1 Pak Eng Melbourne 25.03.92
2 PA de Silva/AP Gurusinha 3 125 2 Srl Aus Lahore 17.03.96
3 DR Martyn/RT Ponting 3 234* 1 Aus Ind Johannesburg 23.03.03
4 MJ Clarke/SPD Smith 3 112 2 Aus NZl Melbourne 29.03.15

 

MJ Clarke scored 74 in this game to provide the 155th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in a World Cup game.  It also provides the 21st occasion of an Australian captain scoring a fifty in a World Cup game.

 

MJ Clarke scored 74 in this game to provide the eighth occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in a World Cup final.  All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 CH Lloyd 102 1 Win Aus Lord’s 21 Jun 1975
2 IM Chappell 62 2 Aus Win Lord’s 21 Jun 1975
3 JM Brearley 64 2 Eng Win Lord’s 23 Jun 1979
4 Imran Khan 72 1 Pak Eng Melbourne 25 Mar 1992
5 MA Taylor 74 1 Aus Srl Lahore 17 Mar 1996
6 RT Ponting 140* 1 Aus Ind Johannesburg 23 Mar 2003
7 MS Dhoni 91* 2 Ind Srl Mumbai 02 Apr 2011
8 MJ Clarke 74 2 Aus NZl Melbourne 29 Mar 2015

 

MJ Clarke scored 74 in this game to provide the fourth occasion of an Australian captain scoring a fifty in a World Cup final.  All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 IM Chappell 62 2 Aus Win Lord’s 21 Jun 1975
2 MA Taylor 74 1 Aus Srl Lahore 17 Mar 1996
3 RT Ponting 140* 1 Aus Ind Johannesburg 23 Mar 2003
4 MJ Clarke 74 2 Aus NZl Melbourne 29 Mar 2015

 

Australia’s and New Zealand’s performance in the World Cup are tabulated below. Australia’s number of matches {84} and its wins {62} are records for World Cup. Australia is the only team in the World Cup to play 80 plus matches and to win 60 plus matches.

 

Team Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR
Australia 1975-2015 84 62 20 1 1
New Zealand 1975-2015 79 48 30 0 1

 

BB McCullum scored a duck in this game to provide the 44th occasion of a captain scoring a duck in a World Cup game. It also provides the third occasion of a New Zealand captain scoring a duck in a World Cup game. BB McCullum with his duck in this game became the first captain to score a duck in the World Cup final

 

BB McCullum scored a duck in this game to provide the tenth occasion of a captain opener scoring a

duck in a World Cup game. All such occasions are listed below. It also provides the second occasion of a New Zealand captain opener scoring a duck in a World Cup game. SP Fleming had failed to open his account against Sri Lanka at St George’s on 12.04.07

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JM Brearley 0 2 Eng Can Manchester 13 Jun 1979
2 JM Brearley 0 1 Eng Pak Leeds 16 Jun 1979
3 GA Gooch 0 2 Eng Zim Albury 18 Mar 1992
4 MA Atherton 0 2 Eng RSA Rawalpindi 25 Feb 1996
5 AJ Stewart 0 2 Eng RSA The Oval 22 May 1999
6 MP Vaughan 0 2 Eng Srk North Sound 04 Apr 2007
7 SP Fleming 0 1 NZl Srl St George’s 12 Apr 2007
8 WTS Porterfield 0 2 Ire Eng Bangalore 02 Mar 2011
9 AJ Strauss 0 1 Eng RSA Chennai 06 Mar 2011
10 BB McCullum 0 1 NZl Aus Melbourne 29 Mar 2015

 

BB McCullum of New Zealand and AJ Finch of Australia failed to open their accounts in this game to provide the 115th and 116th occasion of an opening batsman scoring zeroes in a Word Cup game. BB McCullum’s zero provide the 12th occasion of a New Zealand opening batsman to score a duck in a World Cup game, while J Finch’s zero provide the sixth occasion of an Australian opening batsman to score a duck in a World Cup game

 

BB McCullum of New Zealand and AJ Finch of Australia failed to open their accounts in this game to provide the fourth and fifth occasion of an opening batsman scoring zeroes in a Word Cup final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 RT Robinson 0 2 Eng Aus Kolkata 08 Nov 1987
2 IT Botham 0 2 Eng Pak Melbourne 25 Mar 1992
3 V Sehwag 0 2 Ind Srk Mumbai 02 Apr 2011
4 BB McCullum 0 1 NZl Aus Melbourne 29 Mar 2015
5 AJ Finch 0 2 Aus NZl Melbourne 29 Mar 2015

 

BB McCullum of New Zealand and AJ Finch of Australia failed to open their accounts in this game to provide the fifth occasion of  rival opening batsman scoring zeroes in a Word Cup game and the first such occasion in a Word Cup final.

 

BB McCullum, CJ Anderson, L Ronchi and MJ Henry scored ducks in this game to provide the 18th occasion of four or more batsmen scoring ducks in an innings of a World Cup game. It also provides the second occasion of four or more batsmen scoring ducks in a World Cup final. The other occasions are witnessed in England’s innings against West Indies at Lord’s on 23.06.79. DI Gower, W Larkins, CM Old, RW Taylor and M Hendrick were the five England batsmen who failed to open their account

 

SPD Smith-MJ Clarke added 112 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 50th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for various wickets in WC 2015. This is the first occasion of batsmen posting 50 three figure partnerships in an edition of World Cup, thus constituting a record for most three figure partnerships in an edition of the World Cup. The previous best was 38 thee figure partnerships in 2011 edition. The following table lists out the three figure partnerships in each edition of the World Cup arranged in descending order

 

No World Cup Edition TFPs
1 ICC Cricket World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand), 2014/15 50
2 ICC Cricket World Cup (in Bangladesh/India/Sri Lanka), 2010/11 38
3 ICC World Cup (in West Indies), 2006/07 32
4 Wills World Cup (in India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka), 1995/96 28
5 ICC World Cup (in Kenya/South Africa/Zimbabwe), 2002/03 25
6 Benson & Hedges World Cup (in Australia/New Zealand), 1991/92 23
7 ICC World Cup (in England/Ireland/Netherlands/Scotland), 1999 21
8 Reliance World Cup (in India/Pakistan), 1987/88 15
9 Prudential World Cup (in England), 1983 14
10 Prudential World Cup (in England), 1975 10
11 Prudential World Cup (in England), 1979 08

 

MJ Clarke of Australia scored 74 in the final of WC 2015 against New Zealand at Sydney on 29.03.15. It was his last appearance in one day games. He was leading Australia in this game. He became the ninth captain in the history of one day games to score fifty plus runs on his last one day appearance

 

BRM Taylor of Zimbabwe is the only captain to score a hundred on his last one day appearance. He scored 138 against India at Auckland on 14.03.15. The following table lists all the nine captains

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 APB Tennekoon 59 1 Srl NZl Nottingham 09 Jun 1979
2 Imran Khan 72 1 Pak Eng Melbourne 25 Mar 1992
3 KC Wessels 51 1 RSA Pak Faisalabad 28 Oct 1994
4 A Ranatunga 50 1 Srl Ken Southampton 30 May 1999
5 WJ Cronje 79 2 RSA Pak Sharjah 31 Mar 2000
6 MP Vaughan 79 2 Eng Win Bridgetown 21 Apr 2007
7 Rizwan Cheema 55 1 Can Ken Dubai (CA) 13 Mar 2013
8 BRM Taylor 138 1 Zim Ind Auckland 14 Mar 2015
9 MJ Clarke 74 2 Aus NZl Melbourne 29 Mar 2015

 

WC 2015 – Game 48 – SF 2 – Australia vs India at Sydney on 26.03.15 – Australia won by 95 runs

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 262nd occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 61st occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup.

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 40th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the eighth occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup.

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 65th occasion of batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 18th occasion of batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup.

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the tenth occasion of Australian batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of Australian batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup.

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the seventh occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India in the World Cup.

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 14th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 CG Greenidge, AI Kallicharran 2 125 2 Win NZl The Oval 18.06.75
2 CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 1 132 1 Win Pak The Oval 20.06.79
3 Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas 2 166 2 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79
4 HA Gomes, IVA Richards 3 132* 2 Win Pak The Oval 22.06.83
5 Imran Khan, Javed Miandad 4 112 2 Pak Aus Lahore 04.11.87
6 MW Gatting, GA Gooch 3 117 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05.11.87
7 MD Crowe, KR Rutherford 4 107 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21.03.92
8 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96
9 Saeed Anwar, W Wasti 1 194 2 Pak NZl Manchester 16.06.99
10 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 2 103 1 Innd Ken Durban 20.03.03
11 TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara 2 120 2 Srl NZl Col-RPS 29.03.11
12 AB de Villiers, F du Plessis 4 103 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15
13 CJ Anderson, GD Elliott 5 103 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15
14 AJ Finch, SPD Smith 2 182 1 Aus Ins Sydney 26.03.15

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the second occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for any wicket in the World Cup Semi final. Both the occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96
2 AJ Finch, SPD Smith 2 182 1 Aus Ins Sydney 26.03.15

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the record partnership by Australian batsmen for any wicket in the World Cup Semi final. The previous best was 138 runs partnership for the fifth wicket between MG Bevan and SG Law against West Indies at Mohali on 14.03.96

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 AJ Finch, SPD Smith 2 182 1 Aus Ind Sydney 26.03.15
2 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the fifth occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 CG Greenidge, AI Kallicharran 2 125 2 Win NZl The Oval 18.06.75
2 Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas 2 166 2 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79
3 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 2 103 1 Innd Ken Durban 20.03.03
4 TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara 2 120 2 Srl NZl Col-RPS 29.03.11
5 AJ Finch, SPD Smith 2 182 1 Aus Ins Sydney 26.03.15

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the record partnership for the second wicket in a World Cup Semi final. The previous best was 166 runs partnership between Majid Khan and Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan against West Indies at The Oval on 20.06.79

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 AJ Finch, SPD Smith 2 182 1 Aus Ins Sydney 26.03.15
2 Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas 2 166 2 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79

 

SPD Smith scored 105 in this game to provide the 165th occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the 26th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the sixth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a hundred against India in the World Cup.

 

SPD Smith scored 105 in this game to provide the fifth occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 GA Gooch 115 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05.11.87
2 Saeed Anwar 113* 2 Pak NZl Manchester 16.06.99
3 SC Ganguly 111* 1 Ind Ken Durban 20.03.03
4 M Jayawardene 115* 1 Srl NZl Kingston 24.04.07
5 SPD Smith 105 1 Aus Ind Sydney 26.03.15

 

SPD Smith scored 105 in this game to provide the second occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred against India in the World Cup Semi final – the first occasion being – England’s GA Gooch scoring 115 at Mumbai on 05.11.87

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 GA Gooch 115 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05.11.87
2 SPD Smith 105 1 Aus Ind Sydney 26.03.15

 

Australia posted 328 for 7 in this game to provide the first occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in a World Cup Semi final. The previous best was 299 for 6 by New Zealand against South Africa at Auckland in the first Semi final of WC 2015 on 24.03.15.

 

Australia posted 328 for 7 in this game to provide the 89th occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the World Cup. It also provides the 18th occasion of Australia posting 300 plus runs in the World Cup.

 

Australia posted 328 for 7 in this game to provide the sixth occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the World Cup. It also provides the third occasion of Australia posting 300 plus runs against India in the World Cup.

 

UT Yadav captured four for 72 in this game to provide the 190th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 136th occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup

 

UT Yadav captured four for 72 in this game to provide the most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs conceded when a bowler has captured four or more wickets in a World Cup game. The previous expensive figures in this category of statistics was credited to K O’Brien of Ireland who had figures of 4 for 71 agaiinst West Indies at Mohali on 11.03.11 and also to ST Finn of England who had figures of 5 for 71 against Australia at Melbourne on 14.02.15

 

UT Yadav captured four for 72 in this game to provide the 20th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 15th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup

 

UT Yadav captured four for 72 in this game to provide the most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs conceded when an Indian bowler has captured four or more wickets in a World Cup game. The previous expensive figures in this category of statistics was credited to DS Mohanty who had figures of 4 for 56 against Kenya at Bristol on 23.05.99

 

UT Yadav captured four for 72 in this game to provide the 13th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in a World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 GJ Gilmour 12.0 6 14 6 1 Aus Eng Leeds 18 Jun 1975
2 BD Julien 12.0 5 27 4 1 Win NZl The Oval 18 Jun 1975
3 Asif Iqbal 11.0 0 56 4 1 Pak Win The Oval 20 Jun 1979
4 CJ McDermott 10.0 0 44 5 2 Aus Pak Lahore 04 Nov 1987
5 EE Hemmings 9.3 1 52 4 2 Eng Ind Mumbai 05 Nov 1987
6 SK Warne 9.0 0 36 4 2 Aus Win Mohali 14 Mar 1996
7 SM Pollock 9.2 1 36 5 1 RSA Aus Birmingham 17 Jun 1999
8 AA Donald 10.0 1 32 4 1 RSA Aus Birmingham 17 Jun 1999
9 SK Warne 10.0 4 29 4 2 Aus RSA Birmingham 17 Jun 1999
10 M Muralitharan 8.0 0 31 4 2 Srl NZl Kingston 24 Apr 2007
11 SW Tait 10.0 0 39 4 1 Aus RSA Gros Islet 25 Apr 2007
12 Wahab Riaz 10.0 0 46 5 1 Pak Ind Mohali 30 Mar 2011
13 UT Yadav 9.0 0 72 4 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

MM Sharma returned with figures of 2 for 75 in this game to provide the 49th occasion of a bowler conceding 75 plus runs in an innings of a World Cup game. It also provides the fourth occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 75 plus runs in an innings of a World Cup game.

 

MM Sharma returned with figures of 2 for 75 in this game to provide the sixth occasion of a bowler conceding 70 plus runs in an innings in a World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 DW Steyn 8.5 0 76 1 2 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15
2 MM Sharma 10.0 0 75 2 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26.03.15
3 CZ Harris 10.0 0 72 1 2 NZl Pak Auckland 21.03.92
4 CJ Anderson 6.0 0 72 3 1 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15
5 UT Yadav 9.0 0 72 4 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26.03.15
6 SarfrazNawaz 12.0 1 71 1 1 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79

 

MM Sharma returned with figures of 2 for 75 in this game to provide the second most expensive bowling in terms of runs conceded in a World Cup Semi final. The most expensive bowling is credited to DW Steyn of South Africa who had figures of 1 for 76 against New Zealand at Auckland on 24.03.15

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 DW Steyn 8.5 0 76 1 2 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15
2 MM Sharma 10.0 0 75 2 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26.03.15

 

MM Sharma and UR Yadav returned with figures of 2 for 75 and 4 for 72 in this game to provide the first occasion of two bowlers from the same team conceding 70 plus runs in an innings of World Cup Semi final.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MM Sharma 10.0 0 75 2 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26.03.15
2 UT Yadav 9.0 0 72 4 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26.03.15

 

MS Dhoni scored 65 in this game which represent his 50th fifty as captain. He became the second captain to score 50 fifties in the annals of one day games. RT Ponting of Australia has scored 73 fifties. MS Dhoni’s 50 fifties comprises of 06 centuries and 44 half centuries while RT Ponting’s 73 fifties comprises of 22 centuries and 51 half centuries

 

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 RT Ponting Aus 230 220 22 8497 164 42.91 22 51 73
2 MS Dhoni Ind 178 153 47 6022 139* 56.81 06 44 50

 

MS Dhoni was dismissed run out for 65 in this game to provide the 69th occasion of a batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup. It also provides the tenth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup

 

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RJ Shastri 57 2 v England Perth 22 Feb 1992
2 M Azharuddin 93 2 v Australia Brisbane 01 Mar 1992
3 SR Tendulkar 70 2 v West Indies Gwalior 21 Feb 1996
4 SR Tendulkar 137 1 v Sri Lanka Delhi 02 Mar 1996
5 SC Ganguly 97 1 v South Africa Hove 15 May 1999
6 R Dravid 145 1 v Sri Lanka Taunton 26 May 1999
7 V Sehwag 82 2 v Australia Johannesburg 23 Mar 2003
8 G Gambhir 50 2 v Australia Ahmedabad 24 Mar 2011
9 S Dhawan 73 1 v Pakistan Adelaide 15 Feb 2015
10 MS Dhoni 65 2 v Australia Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

MS Dhoni was dismissed run out for 65 in this game to provide the tenth occasion of a captain dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of an Indian captain dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 IM Chappell 62 2 Aus Win Lord’s 21 Jun 1975
2 GP Howarth 60 2 NZl Eng Birmingham 15 Jun 1983
3 M Azharuddin 93 2 Ind Aus Brisbane 01 Mar 1992
4 AJ Stewart 77 2 Eng RSA Melbourne 12 Mar 1992
5 MD Crowe 91 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21 Mar 1992
6 A Ranatunga 50 1 Srl Ken Southampton 30 May 1999
7 SP Fleming 60 1 NZl Ken Gros Islet 20 Mar 2007
8 RT Ponting 86 2 Aus Eng North Sound 08 Apr 2007
9 MP Vaughan 79 2 Eng Win Bridgetown 21 Apr 2007
10 MS Dhoni 65 2 Ind Aus Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

MS Dhoni was dismissed run out for 65 in this game to provide the second occasion of an Indian captain dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup. M Azharuddin was dismissed run out for 93 – also against Australia at Brisbane on 01.03.92. It is interesting to note that M Azharuddin and MS Dhoni are the only two captains to be dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup.

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 M Azharuddin 93 2 Ind Aus Brisbane 01 Mar 1992
2 MS Dhoni 65 2 Ind Aus Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

MS Dhoni was dismissed run out for 65 in this game to provide the fourth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out against Australia after scoring a fifty in the World Cup.

 

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 M Azharuddin 93 2 v Australia Brisbane 01 Mar 1992
2 V Sehwag 82 2 v Australia Johannesburg 23 Mar 2003
3 G Gambhir 50 2 v Australia Ahmedabad 24 Mar 2011
4 MS Dhoni 65 2 v Australia Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

MS Dhoni completed 6000 runs as captain in one day games. He reached the milestone when he was on 43   during the course of his knock of 65 in this game. At the end of this game his run aggregate as captain in one day games read 6022. He became the third captain in the history of one day games to total 6000 plus runs. Others are – RT Ponting {8497} and SP Fleming {6295}

 

UT Yadav’s 4 for 72 in this game was in vain to provide the 37th occasion of a bowler’s four or more wickets going in vain in the World Cup. It also provides the 25th occasion of a bowler’s exact four wickets going in vain in the World Cup.

 

UT Yadav’s 4 for 72 in this game was in vain to provide the second occasion of an Indian bowler’s four or more wickets going in vain in the World Cup. It also provides the first occasion of an Indian bowler’s exact four wickets going in vain in the World Cup. The two occasions are listed below. It is interesting to note that on both the occasions, Australia was the opponent. N Kapil Dev’s 5 for 43 was in vain against Australia at Nottingham on 13.06.83

 

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 N Kapil Dev 12.0 2 43 5 1 v Australia Nottingham 13 Jun 1983
2 UT Yadav 9.0 0 72 4 1 v Australia Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

UT Yadav’s 4 for 72 in this game was in vain to provide the third occasion of a bowler’s four or more wickets going in vain in the World Cup Semi final

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Asif Iqbal 11.0 0 56 4 1 Pak Win The Oval 20 Jun 1979
2 Wahab Riaz 10.0 0 46 5 1 Pak Ind Mohali 30 Mar 2011
3 UT Yadav 9.0 0 72 4 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

Australia’s win in this game by 95 runs provide the sixth occasion of Australia winning a World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Team Result Margin BR Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Australia won 04 wkts 188 v England Leeds 18 Jun 1975
2 Australia won 18 runs   v Pakistan Lahore 04 Nov 1987
3 Australia won 05 runs   v West Indies Mohali 14 Mar 1996
4 Australia won 48 runs   v Sri Lanka P Elizabeth 18 Mar 2003
5 Australia won 07 wkts 111 v South Africa Gros Islet 25 Apr 2007
6 Australia won 95 runs   v India Sydney 26 Mar 2015

WC 2015 – Game 47 – SF 1 – New Zealand vs South Africa at Auckland on 24.03.15 – New Zealand won by four wickets with one ball to spare

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 260th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 38th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup.

 

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 26th occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the fifth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup.

 

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 12th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup Semi Final. It also provides the fifth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup.

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 CG Greenidge, AI Kallicharran 2 125 2 Win NZl The Oval 18.06.75
2 CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 1 132 1 Win Pak The Oval 20.06.79
3 Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas 2 166 2 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79
4 HA Gomes, IVA Richards 3 132* 2 Win Pak The Oval 22.06.83
5 Imran Khan, Javed Miandad 4 112 2 Pak Aus Lahore 04.11.87
6 MW Gatting, GA Gooch 3 117 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05.11.87
7 MD Crowe, KR Rutherford 4 107 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21.03.92
8 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96
9 Saeed Anwar, W Wasti 1 194 2 Pak NZl Manchester 16.06.99
10 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 2 103 1 Ind Ken Durban 20.03.03
11 TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara 2 120 2 Srl NZl Col-RPS 29.03.11
12 AB de Villiers, F du Plessis 4 103 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15

 

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide third occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup Semi final

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Imran Khan, Javed Miandad 4 112 2 Pak Aus Lahore 04.11.87
2 MD Crowe, KR Rutherford 4 107 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21.03.92
3 AB de Villiers, F du Plessis 4 103 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15

 

AB de  Viiliers {65 not out} and BB McCullum {59} scored fifties in  this  game to provide the tenth and eleventh occasion of captains scoring fifties in the World Cup Semi final.

 

No Player Runs Inns Tem Oppn Ground Start Date
1 JM Brearley 53 1 Eng NZl Manchester 20 Jun 1979
2 Imran Khan 58 2 Pak Aus Lahore 04 Nov 1987
3 MW Gatting 56 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05 Nov 1987
4 MD Crowe 91 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21 Mar 1992
5 SR Waugh 56 1 Aus RSA Birmingham 17 Jun 1999
6 SC Ganguly 111* 1 Ind Ken Durban 20 Mar 2003
7 SO Tikolo 56 2 Ken Ind Durban 20 Mar 2003
8 M Jayawardene 115* 1 Srl NZl Kingston 24 Apr 2007
9 KC Sangakkara 54 2 Srl NZl Colombo (RPS) 29 Mar 2011
10 AB de Villiers 65* 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24 Mar 2015
11 BB McCullum 59 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24 Mar 2015

 

AB de Viiliers {65 not out} and BB McCullum {59} scored fifties in this game to provide the 15th occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in World Cup. All such occasions are listed below

 

No No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 1 Majid Khan 60 1 Pak Win Birmingham 11.06.75
  2 CH Lloyd 53 2 Win Pak Birmingham 11.06.75
                 
2 1 CH Lloyd 102 1 Win Aus Lord’s 21.06.75
  2 IM Chappell 62 2 Aus Win Lord’s 21.06.75
                 
3 1 RB Richardson 56 1 Win Zim Brisbane 29.02.92
  2 DL Houghton 55 2 Zim Win Brisbane 29.02.92
                 
4 1 KC Wessels 85 1 RSA Eng Melbourne 12.03.92
  2 AJ Stewart 77 2 Eng RSA Melbourne 12.03.92
                 
5 1 SC Ganguly 111* 1 Ind Ken Durban 20.03.03
  2 SO Tikolo 56 2 Ken Ind Durban 20.03.03
                 
6 1 SP Fleming 66 1 NZl Can Gros Islet 22.03.07
  2 JM Davison 52 2 Can NZl Gros Islet 22.03.07
                 
7 1 RT Ponting 91 1 Aus RSA Basseterre 24.03.07
  2 GC Smith 74 2 RSA Aus Basseterre 24.03.07
                 
8 1 M Jayawardene 72 1 Srl Aus St George’s 16.04.07
  2 RT Ponting 66* 2 Aus Srl St George’s 16.04.07
                 
9 1 LRPL Taylor 74 1 NZl Can Mumbai 13.03.11
  2 A Bagai 84 2 Can NZl Mumbai 13.03.11
                 
10 1 PW Borren 84 1 Net Ire Kolkata 18.03.11
  2 WTSPorterfield 68 2 Ire Net Kolkata 18.03.11
                 
11 1 AB de Villiers 162* 1 RSA Win Sydney 27.02.15
  2 JO Holder 56 2 Win RSA Sydney 27.02.15
                 
12 1 Misbah-ul-Haq 56 1 Pak RSA Auckland 07.03.15
  2 AB de Villiers 77 2 RSA Pak Auckland 07.03.15
                 
13 1 AD Matthews 51 1 Srl Sco Hobart 11.03.15
  2 PL Mommsen 60 2 Sco Srl Hobart 11.03.15
                 
14 1 BRM Taylor 138 1 Zim Ind Auckland 14.03.15
  2 MS Dhoni 85* 2 Ind Zim Auckland 14.03.15
                 
15 1 AB de Villiers 65* 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15
  2 BB McCullum 59 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

AB de Viiliers {65 not out} scored fifty in this game to provide the 152nd occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in World Cup. It also provides the 14th occasion of a South African captain scoring a fifty in the World Cup

 

BB McCullum {59} scored fifty in this game to provide the 153rd occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in World Cup. It also provides the 22nd occasion of a New Zealand captain scoring a fifty in the World Cup

 

AB de Viiliers {65 not out} and BB McCullum {59} scored fifties in this game to provide the second occasion of captains scoring fifties in the World Cup Semi final.

 

No Player Runs Inns Tem Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SC Ganguly 111* 1 Ind Ken Durban 20 Mar 2003
2 SO Tikolo 56 2 Ken Ind Durban 20 Mar 2003
               
1 AB de Villiers 65* 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24 Mar 2015
2 BB McCullum 59 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24 Mar 2015

 

AB de Viiliers’ 65 not out in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 54th occasion of captain’s fifty going in vain in the World Cup. It also provides the fourth occasion of a South African captain’s fifty in a losing cause in the World Cup

 

GD Eliott and CJ Anderson added 103 runs for the fifth wicket in this game to provide the 261st occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 26th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup.

 

GD Eliott and CJ Anderson added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 26th occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the third occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup.

 

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 13th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup Semi Final.

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 CG Greenidge, AI Kallicharran 2 125 2 Win NZl The Oval 18.06.75
2 CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 1 132 1 Win Pak The Oval 20.06.79
3 Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas 2 166 2 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79
4 HA Gomes, IVA Richards 3 132* 2 Win Pak The Oval 22.06.83
5 Imran Khan, Javed Miandad 4 112 2 Pak Aus Lahore 04.11.87
6 MW Gatting, GA Gooch 3 117 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05.11.87
7 MD Crowe, KR Rutherford 4 107 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21.03.92
8 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96
9 Saeed Anwar, W Wasti 1 194 2 Pak NZl Manchester 16.06.99
10 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 2 103 1 Ind Ken Durban 20.03.03
11 TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara 2 120 2 Srl NZl Col-RPS 29.03.11
12 AB de Villiers, F du Plessis 4 103 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15
13 GD Eliott. CJ Anderson 5 103 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

New Zealand won this game by four wickets with a ball to spare to provide the fifth occasion of a team winning a World Cup game with a ball to spare. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Oppn Ground Date
1 NZl 2 wkts 1 235 59.5 60.0 Eng Birmingham 15.06.83
2 Srl 3 wkts 1 196 49.5 50.0 RSA Wellington 02.03.92
3 Eng 3 wkts 1 226 40.5 41.0 RSA Melbourne 12.03.92
4 Eng 1 wkt 1 301 49.5 50.0 Win Bridgetown 21.04.07
5 NZl 4 wkts 1 298 42.5 43.0 RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

F du Plessis and AB de Villiers added 103 runs for the fifth wicket in this game to provide second occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup Semi final

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96
2 GD Eliott. CJ Anderson 5 103 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

New Zealand won this game by four wickets with a ball to spare to provide the second occasion of New Zealnd winning a World Cup game with a ball to spare. Both the occasions are listed below

 

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Oppn Ground Date
1 NZl 2 wkts 1 235 59.5 60.0 Eng Birmingham 15.06.83
2 NZl 4 wkts 1 298 42.5 43.0 RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

South Africa lost this game with a ball to spare to provide the third occasion of South Africa losing a World Cup game with a ball to spare. South Africa now holds the record of losing most games in the World Cup with a ball to spare

 

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Oppn Ground Date
1 Srl 3 wkts 1 196 49.5 50.0 RSA Wellington 02.03.92
2 Eng 3 wkts 1 226 40.5 41.0 RSA Melbourne 12.03.92
3 NZl 4 wkts 1 298 42.5 43.0 RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

CJ Anderson captured 3 for 72 and scored 58 in this game to provide the 22nd  occasion of a cricketer scoring a fifty and capturing three or more wickets in a World Cup game. It also provides the first such performance by a New Zealand cricketer in the World Cup.

 

No Player Runs W-R Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Majid Khan 61 3-53 Pak Aus Nottingham 13.06.79
2 Fletcher DAG 69* 4-42 Zim Aus Nottingham 09.06.83
3 Curran KM 73 3-65 Zim Ind TB Wells 18.06.83
4 Azharuddin M 54* 3-19 Ind Aus Delhi 22.10.87
5 Imran Khan 58 3-36 Pak Aus Lahore 04.11.87
6 Botham IT 53 4-31 Eng Aus Sydney 05.03.92
7 Kirsten PN 62* 3-31 RSA Zim Canberra 10.03.92
8 de Silva PA 107* 3-42 Srl Aus Lahore 17.03.96
9 Johnson NC 59 4-42 Zim Ken Taunton 15.05.99
10 Klusener L 52* 3-21 RSA Srl Northampton 19.05.99
11 Moody TM 56* 3-25 Aus Ban Ch-le-St 27.05.99
12 Johnson NC 76 3-27 Zim RSA Chelmsford 29.05.99
13 Odumbe MO 52* 4-38 Ken Ken Johannesburg 01.03.03
14 Kloppenburg JF 121 4-42 Net Nam Bloemfontein 03.03.03
15 Davison JM 75 3-61 Can NZl Benoni 03.03.03
16 Jayasuriya ST 115 3-38 Srl Win Providence 01.04.07
17 Vaughan MP 79 3-39 Eng Win Barbadoa 21.04.07
18 Yuvraj Singh 50* 5-31 Ind Ire Bengaluru 06.03.11
19 Dilshan, TM 144 4-04 Srl Zim Pallekele 10.03.11
20 Wahab Riaz 54* 4-45 Pak Zim Brisbane 01.03.15
21 Williams SC 96 3-72 Zim Ire Hobart 07.03.15
22 Anderson CJ 58 3-72 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15

 

New Zealand won this game by chasing the target of 298 runs in this game. It is the highest target ever chased by a team in the World Cup Semi Final. Previous best was 263 runs chased by Pakistan against New Zealand at Auckland on 21.03.92. The following table lists out the targets of 200 plus runs chased by a team in the Semi Final of the World Cup.

 

No Team Score Overs Inns Result Oppn Ground Start Date
1 NZl 299/6 42.5 2 won RSA Auckland 24 Mar 2015
2 Pak 264/6 49.0 2 won NZl Auckland 21 Mar 1992
3 Pak 242/1 47.3 2 won NZl Manchester 16 Jun 1999
4 Srl 220/5 47.5 2 won NZl Col-RPS 29 Mar 2011
5 Ind 217/4 54.4 2 won Eng Manchester 22 Jun 1983

 

WC 2015 – Game 46 – QF 4 – New Zealand vs West Indies at Wellington on 21.03.95 – New Zealand won by 143 runs

MJ Guptill scored 237 not out in this game to provide the sixth occasion of a batsman scoring 200 plus runs in one day games. The following table lists all such occasions.

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 SR Tendulkar 200* 1 Ind RSA Gwalior 24.02.10
2 V Sehwag 219 1 Ind Win Indore 08.12.11
3 RG Sharma 209 1 Ind Aus Bangalore 02.11.13
4 RG Sharma 264 1 Ind Srl Kolkata 13.11.14
5 CH Gayle 215 1 Win Zim Canberra 24.02.15
6 MJ Guptill 237* 1 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15

 

MJ Guptill scored 237 not out in this game to provide the second occasion of a batsman scoring 200 plus runs in the World Cup and also represents the highest individual score in the World Cup. The following table lists both the occasions.

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 CH Gayle 215 1 Win Zim Canberra 24.02.15
2 MJ Guptill 237* 1 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15

 

MJ Guptill scored 237 not out in this game to provide the 164th occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the 15th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup

 

MJ Guptill’s 237 not out in this game represent the highest individual score by a New Zealand batsman in the World Cup games. The previous best was 171 not out by GM Turner against East Africa at Birmingham on 07.06.75

 

MJ Guptill scored 24 boundary fours in his knock of 237 not out in this game to provide the fifth occasion of a batsman scoring 24 plus boundary fours in an innings in a one day game. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player Runs 4s Inns Team Opp Ground Date
1 RG Sharma 264 33 1 Ind Srl Kolkata 13.11.14
2 SR Tendulkar 200* 25 1 Ind RSA Gwalior 24.02.10
3 V Sehwag 219 25 1 Ind Win Indore 08.12.11
4 ST Jayasuriya 157 24 1 Srl Net Amstelveen 04.07.06
5 MJ Guptill 237* 24 1 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15

 

MJ Guptill scored 24 boundary fours in his knock of 237 not out in this game to provide the third occasion of a batsman scoring 20 plus boundary fours in an innings in a World Cup game. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player Runs 4s Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MJ Guptill 237* 24 1 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15
2 TM Dilshan 161* 22 1 Srl Ban Melbourne 26.02.15
3 SP Fleming 134* 21 2 NZl RSA Johannesburg 16.02.03

 

MJ Guptill scored 24 boundary fours in his knock of 237 not out in this game to provide the most number of boundary fours scored by a batsman in an innings of a World Cup game. The previous best was 22 boundary fours scored by TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka against Bangladesh at Melbourne on 26.02.15 during his knock of 161 not out

 

MJ Guptill became the second batsman in the World Cup to score ten or more boundary sixes in an innings of a World Cup gama. He scored 11 boundary fours in his knock of 237 not out in this game. CH Gayle had scored 16 boundary sixes in his knock of 215 against Zimbabwe at Canberra on 24.02.15

 

MJ Guptill scored 237 not out in this game to provide the 102nd occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a hundred in the one day games. MJ Guptill’s 237 not out in this game represent the highest individual score by a New Zealand batsman in the World Cup games. The previous best was his own 189 not out against England at Nottingham on 02.06.13. Thus his knock of 237 not out in this game represent the first double hundred by a New Zealand batsman in one day games and also in the World Cup games.

 

MJ Guptill scored 24 boundary fours in his knock of 237 not out in this game to provide the third occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring 20 plus boundary fours in an innings in a one day games. All such occasions are listed below. Thus MJ Guptill’s 24 boundary fours in this game represent the most boundary fours scored by a New Zealand batsman in an innings in a one day game.

 

No Player Runs 4s Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MJ Guptill 237* 24 1 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15
2 NJ Astle 119 21 1 NZl Pak Dunedin 28.02.01
3 SP Fleming 134* 21 2 NZl RSA Johannesburg 16.02.03

 

MJ Guptill and LRPL Taylor added 143 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 259th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 64th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the World Cup

 

MJ Guptill and LRPL Taylor added 143 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 25th occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the seventh occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the World Cup

 

MJ Guptill and LRPL Taylor added 143 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the eighth occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup Quarter final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 AP Gurusinha, ST Jayasuriya 2 101 2 Srl Eng Faisalabad 09.03.96
2 S Chanderpaul, BC Lara 2 138 1 Win RSA Karachi 11.03.96
3 LK Germon, CZ Harris 4 168 1 NZl Aus Chennai 11.03.96
4 Kamran Akmal, Mohd Hafeez 1 113* 2 Pak Win Dhaka 23.03.11
5 JD Ryder, LRPL Taylor 3 114 1 NZl RSA Dhaka 25.03.11
6 TM Dilshan, WU Tharanga 1 231* 2 Srl Eng Col-RPS 26.03.11
7 SK Raina, RG Sharma 4 122 1 Ind Ban Melbourne 19.03.15
8 MJ Guptill, LRPL Taylor 3 143 1 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15

 

MJ Guptill scored 237 not out in this game to provide the eighth occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup Quarter final. All such occasions are listed below

         

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 BC Lara 111 1 Win RSA Karachi 11.03.96
2 CZ Harris 130 1 NZl Aus Chennai 11.03.96
3 ME Waugh 110 2 Aus NZl Chennai 11.03.96
4 RT Ponting 104 1 Aus Ind Ahmedabad 24.03.11
5 WU Tharanga 102* 2 Srl Eng Colombo (RPS) 26.03.11
6 TM Dilshan 108* 2 Srl Eng Colombo (RPS) 26.03.11
7 RG Sharma 137 1 Ind Ban Melbourne 19.03.15
8 MJ Guptill 237* 1 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15

 

MJ Guptill and LRPL Taylor added 143 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the third occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup Quarter final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 LK Germon, CZ Harris 4 168 1 NZl Aus Chennai 11.03.96
2 JD Ryder, LRPL Taylor 3 114 1 NZl RSA Dhaka 25.03.11
3 MJ Guptill, LRPL Taylor 3 143 1 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15

 

MJ Guptill scored 237 not out in this game to provide the highest individual score by a batsman in the World Cup Quarter final.  The previous best was RG Sharma’s 137 in the game between India and Bangladesh at Melbourne on 19.03.15

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MJ Guptill 237* 1 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15
2 RG Sharma 137 1 Ind Ban Melbourne 19.03.15

 

TA Boult captured 4 for 44 in this game to provide the 189th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 135th occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wickets in a World Cup game.

 

TA Boult captured 4 for 44 in this game to provide the 15th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the elevent occasion of an Australian bowler capturing exact four wickets in a World Cup game.

 

TA Boult captured 4 for 44 in this game to provide the third occasion of an bowler capturing four or more wickets in a World Cup Quarter final in his full quota of ten overs. The following table lists all the five bowlers.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 RA Harper 10.0 0 47 4 2 Win RSA Karachi 11.03.96
2 JRHazlewood 10.0 1 35 4 1 Aus Pak Adelaide 20.03.15
3 TA Boult 10.0 3 44 4 2 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15

 

TA Boult became the seventh bowler to capture four or more wickets in the World Cup Quarter final. Others are – RA Harper of West Indies, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan, JDP Oram of New Zealand, Imran Tahir of South Africa, UT Yadav of India and JR Hazelwood of Australia The performance of these seven bowlers is listed below.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 RA Harper 10.0 0 47 4 2 Win RSA Karachi 11.03.96
2 Shahid Afridi 9.3 1 30 4 1 Pak Win Dhaka 23.03.11
3 JDP Oram 9.0 1 39 4 2 NZl RSA Dhaka 25.03.11
4 Imran Tahir 8.2 0 26 4 1 RSA Srl Sydney 18.03.15
5 UT Yadav 9.0 1 31 4 2 Ind Ban Melbourne 19.03.15
6 JRHazlewood 10.0 1 35 4 1 Aus Pak Adelaide 20.03.15
7 TA Boult 10.0 3 44 4 2 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15

 

It is interesting to note that in all the four quarter finals of WC 2015,  a bowler from the winning team has captured four wickets.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Imran Tahir 8.2 0 26 4 1 RSA Srl Sydney 18.03.15
2 UT Yadav 9.0 1 31 4 2 Ind Ban Melbourne 19.03.15
3 JRHazlewood 10.0 1 35 4 1 Aus Pak Adelaide 20.03.15
4 TA Boult 10.0 3 44 4 2 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15

 

TA Boult captured four for forty four in this game to provide the third occasion of a bowler capturing four for forty four in a World Cup game, He also became the second New Zealand bowler to perform such a feat in the World Cup. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Sarfraz Nawaz 12.0 1 44 4 2 Pak Win Birmingham 11.06.75
2 AR Adams 9.4 1 44 4 2 NZl Win P Elizabeth 13.02.03
3 TA Boult 10.0 3 44 4 2 NZl Win Wellington 21.03.15

 

New Zealand posted 393 for 6 in this game to provide the 88th occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the World Cup. It also provides the eighth occasion of New Zealand posting a total of 300 plus runs in the World Cup.

 

New Zealand posted 393 for 6 in this game to provide the 20th occasion of a team posting 350 plus runs in the World Cup. It also provides the third occasion of New Zealand posting a total of 350 plus runs in the World Cup.

 

New Zealand posted 393 for 6 in this game to provide its highest team total in the World Cup. Its previous best was 363 for 5 against Canada at Gros Islet on 22.03.07.

 

New Zealand’s 393 for 6 in this game provide the second occasion of a team posting a team total of 300 plus in a World Cup Quarter final. The other occasion was India’s 302 for 6 against Bangladesh on 19.03.15. Thus New Zealand’s 393 for 6 in this game represent the highest team total in a World Cup Quarter final.

 

AD Russell returned with 2 for 96 in this game to provide the tenth occasion of a bowler conceding 90 plus runs in a World Cup.

 

No Player O M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MC Snedden 12.0 1 105 2 1 NZl Eng The Oval 09.06.83
2 ALF de Mel 10.0 0 97 1 1 Srl Win Karachi 13.10.87
3 RJ van Vuuren 10.0 0 92 0 1 Nam Aus Potchefstroom 27.02.03
4 RDM Leverock 10.0 0 96 1 1 Ber Ind Port of Spain 19.03.07
5 JM Anderson 9.5 0 91 1 1 Eng Ind Bangalore 27.02.11
6 JO Holder 10.0 2 104 1 1 Win RSA Sydney 27.02.15
7 KJ O’Brien 7.0 0 95 1 1 Ire RSA Canberra 03.03.15
8 Dawlat Zadran 10.0 1 101 2 1 Afg Aus Perth 04.03.15
9 KJ O’Brien 10.0 0 90 2 2 Ire Zim Hobart 07.03.15
10 AD Russell 10.0 0 96 2 1 Win NZl Wellington 21.03.15

 

AD Russell returned with 2 for 96 in this game to provide second occasion of a West Indian bowler conceding 90 plus runs in a World Cup.

 

No Player O M Runs W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 JO Holder 10.0 2 104 1 1 Win RSA Sydney 27.02.15
2 AD Russell 10.0 0 96 2 1 Win NZl Wellington 21.03.15

 

New Zealand won this game by 143 runs to provide the 44th occasion of a team winning a World Cup game by 100 plus runs margin. It also provides the sixth occasion of New Zealand winning a World Cup game by 100 plus runs margin. Al such occasions are listed below

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Date
1 New Zealand Won 181 runs v East Africa Birmingham 07.06.75
2 New Zealand Won 119 runs v Netherlands Vadodara 17.02.96
3 New Zealand Won 148 runs v Kenya Gros Islet 20.03.07
4 New Zealand Won 114 runs v Canada Gros Islet 22.03.07
5 New Zealand Won 110 runs v Pakistan Pallekele 08.03.11
6 New Zealand Won 143 runs v West Indies Wellington 21.03.15

 

New Zealand won this game by 143 runs to provide the second occasion of a team winning a World Cup Quarter final by 100 plus runs – the other occasion being India’s 109 runs win against Bangladesh at Melbourne on 19.03.15. Thus New Zealand’s 143 runs win in this game represent the largest winning margin in terms of runs in a World Cup Quarter final

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Date
1 New Zealand Won 143 runs v West Indies Wellington 21.03.15
2 India Won 109 runs v Bangladesh Melbourne 19.03.15

WC 2015 – Game 45 – QF 3 – Australia vs Pakistan at Adelaide on 20.03.15 – Australia won by six wickets

JR Hazlewood captured 4 for 35 in this game to provide the 188th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 134th occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wickets in a World Cup game.

 

JR Hazlewood captured 4 for 35 in this game to provide the 32nd occasion of an Australian bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 19th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing exact four wickets in a World Cup game.

 

JR Hazlewood captured 4 for 35 in this game to provide the fifth occasion of an Australian bowler capturing four or more wickets in a World Cup in his full quota of ten overs. The following table lists all the five bowlers.

 

No Player Overs M Runs W Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 CJ McDermott 10.0 0 56 4 2 v India Chennai 09.10.87
2 MR Whitney 10.0 1 34 4 2 v West Indies Melbourne 18.03.92
3 SK Warne 10.0 4 29 4 2 v South Africa Birmingham 17.06.99
4 SW Tait 10.0 0 39 4 1 v South Africa Gros Islet 25.04.07
5 JR Hazlewood 10.0 1 35 4 1 v Pakistan Adelaide 20.03.15

 

JR Hazlewood became the sixth bowler to capture four or more wickets in the World Cup Quarter final. Others are – RA Harper of West Indies, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan, JDP Oram of New Zealand, Imran Tahir of South Africa and UT Yadav of India. The performance of these six bowlers is listed below.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 RA Harper 10.0 0 47 4 2 Win RSA Karachi 11.03.96
2 Shahid Afridi 9.3 1 30 4 1 Pak Win Dhaka 23.03.11
3 JDP Oram 9.0 1 39 4 2 NZl RSA Dhaka 25.03.11
4 Imran Tahir 8.2 0 26 4 1 RSA Srl Sydney 18.03.15
5 UT Yadav 9.0 1 31 4 2 Ind Ban Melbourne 19.03.15
6 JRHazlewood 10.0 1 35 4 1 Aus Pak Adeliade 20.03.15

 

It is interesting to note that in all the three quarter finals of WC 2015 played hither to, a bowler from the winning team has captured four wickets.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Imran Tahir 8.2 0 26 4 1 RSA Srl Sydney 18.03.15
2 UT Yadav 9.0 1 31 4 2 Ind Ban Melbourne 19.03.15
3 JRHazlewood 10.0 1 35 4 1 Aus Pak Adeliade 20.03.15

 

Pakistan was dismissed all out in this game for 213 to provide the 22nd occasion of Pakistan dismissed all out in an innings of a World Cup game. It also provides the ninth occasion of Pakistan dismissed all out in a World Cup game for 200 plus runs. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 Pakistan 349 49.5 1 v Zimbabwe Kingston 21.03.07
2 Pakistan 250 56.2 2 v West Indies The Oval 20.06.79
3 Pakistan 249 49.0 2 v Australia Lahore 04.11.87
4 Pakistan 231 49.5 2 v India Mohali 30.03.11
5 Pakistan 228 44.3 2 v Australia Johannesburg 11.02.03
6 Pakistan 224 47.0 2 v India Adelaide 15.02.15
7 Pakistan 222 46.4 1 v South Africa Auckland 07.03.15
8 Pakistan 213 49.5 1 v Australia Adelaide 20.03.15
9 Pakistan 205 53.0 2 v Australia Leeds 07.06.75

 

Pakistan was dismissed all out in this game for 213 to provide the fifth occasion of Pakistan dismissed all out in an innings against Australia in a World Cup game. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Team Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 Pakistan 249 49.0 2 v Australia Lahore 04.11.87
2 Pakistan 228 44.3 2 v Australia Johannesburg 11.02.03
3 Pakistan 213 49.5 1 v Australia Adelaide 20.03.15
4 Pakistan 205 53.0 2 v Australia Leeds 07.06.75
5 Pakistan 132 49.5 1 v Australia Lord’s 20.06.99

 

AJ Finch took three catches in this game to provide the 38th occasion of a fieldsman other than the Wicket keeper taking three or more catches in the World Cup. It also provides the third occasion of an Australian fieldsman taking three or more catches. Others are – AR Border – three catches against Zimbabwe at Hobart on 14.03.92 and RT Ponting – three catches against Bangladesh at Chester-le-Street on 27.05.99.

 

AJ Finch took three catches in this game to provide the third occasion of a fieldsman other than the Wicket keeper taking three or more catches in the World Cup Quarter final. Others are Z Khan of India against Australia at Ahmedabad on 24.03.11 and F du Plessis of South Africa against Sri Lanka at Sydney on 19.03.15. The feats of these three fieldsmen are listed below

 

No Player Ct Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Z Khan 3 1 Ind Aus Ahmedabad 24.03.11
2 F du Plessis 3 1 RSA Srl Sydney 18.03.15
3 AJ Finch 3 1 Aus Pal Adelaide 20.03.15

 

 

WC 2015 – Game 44 – QF 2 – Bangladesh vs India at Melbourne on 19.03.15 – India won by 109 runs

S Dhawan was dismissed stumped for 30 in this game to provide the 136th occasion of a batsman dismissed stumped in the World Cup. It also provides the eighth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed stumped in the World Cup

 

Dhawan was dismissed stumped for 30 in this game to provide the 32nd occasion of an opening batsman dismissed stumped in the World Cup. It also provides the fifth occasion of an Indian opening batsman dismissed stumped in the World Cup

 

RG Sharma and SK Raina added 122 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 258th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 37th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup.

 

RG Sharma and SK Raina added 122 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 32nd occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the fourth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup.

 

RG Sharma and SK Raina added 122 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the seventh occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for any wicket in a World Cup Quarter Final. It also provides the second occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in the World Cup – the first occasion being the 168 runs partnership between LK Germon and CA Harris of New Zealand against Australia at Karachi on 11.03.96.

 

RG Sharma scored 137 in this game to provide the 163rd occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the 25th occasion of Indian batsmen scoring a hundred in the World Cup.

 

RG Sharma scored 137 in this game to provide the 84th occasion of an opening batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the eleventh occasion of Indian opening batsmen scoring a hundred in the World Cup.

 

RG Sharma scored 137 in this game to provide the occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup Quarter final. All the seven hundreds are listed below.

         

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 BC Lara 111 1 Win RSA Karachi 11.03.96
2 CZ Harris 130 1 NZl Aus Chennai 11.03.96
3 ME Waugh 110 2 Aus NZl Chennai 11.03.96
4 RT Ponting 104 1 Aus Ind Ahmedabad 24.03.11
5 WU Tharanga 102* 2 Srl Eng Colombo (RPS) 26.03.11
6 TM Dilshan 108* 2 Srl Eng Colombo (RPS) 26.03.11
7 RG Sharma 137 1 Ind Ban Melbourne 19.03.15

 

RG Sharma’s 137 in this game represent the highest score by a batsman in the Quarter final of the World Cup. Previous best was CZ Harris’ 140 for New Zealand against Australia at Chennai on 11.03.96

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 RG Sharma 137 1 Ind Ban Melbourne 19.03.15
2 CZ Harris 130 1 NZl Aus Chennai 11.03.96

 

UT Yadav captured 4 for 31 in this game to provide the 187th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 133rd occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup

 

UT Yadav captured 4 for 31 in this game to provide the 19th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 14th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup

 

UT Yadav beame the fifth  bowler to capture four or more wickets in the World Cup Quarter final. Other are – RA Harper of West Indies, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan, JDP Oram of New Zealand and Imran Tahir of South Africa. The performance of these four bowlers is listed below.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 RA Harper 10.0 0 47 4 2 Win RSA Karachi 11.03.96
2 Shahid Afridi 9.3 1 30 4 1 Pak Win Dhaka 23.03.11
3 JDP Oram 9.0 1 39 4 2 NZl RSA Dhaka 25.03.11
4 Imran Tahir 8.2 0 26 4 1 RSA Srl Sydney 18.03.15
5 UT Yadav 9.0 1 31 4 2 Ind Ban Melbourne 19.03.15

 

India won this game by 109 runs to provide the 43rd occasion of a team winning the World Cup game by 100 plus runs margin. It also provides the fifth occasion of India winning a World Cup game by 100 plus runs margin. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Date
1 India won 157 runs v Sri Lanka Taunton 26.05.99
2 India won 181 runs v Namibia Pietermaritzburg 23.02.03
3 India won 257 runs v Bermuda Port of Spain 19.03.07
4 India won 130 runs v South Africa Melbourne 22.02.15
5 India won 109 runs v Bangladesh Melbourne 19.03.15

 

India won this game by 109 runs. It was India’s 100th win under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni became the third captain to lead a team in its 100 plus wins.  RT Ponting {165} and AR Border {107} are the other two captains to lead Australia in 100 plus wins

 

No Player Team Mat Won Lost Tied NR
1 RT Ponting Aus 230 165 51 2 12
2 AR Border Aus 178 107 67 1 03
3 MS Dhoni Ind 177 100 62 4 11

 

WC 2015 – Game 43 – First QF – Sri Lanka vs South Africa at Sydney on 18.03.15 – South Africa won by nine wickets

Sri Lanka was all out for 133 in this game to provide the  fourth occasion of a team dismissed all out in the Quarterfinals of the World Cup. It also provides the 21st occasion of Sri Lanka dismissed all out in the World Cup. It also provides the third occasion of Sri Lanka dismissed all out by South Africa in a World Cup game.

 

No Team Score Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 Sri Lanka 209 1 v South Africa Providence 28.03.07
2 Sri Lanka 133 1 v South Africa Sydney 18.03.15
3 Sri Lanka 110 2 v South Africa Northampton 19.05.99

 

JP Duminy performed the hat trick in this game to provide the first occasion of a bowler performing the hat trick in the knock out stage of the World Cup. It also provides the ninth occasion of a bowler performing the feat in the World Cup. All performance of hat tricks are listed below

 

No Bowler Team Opp  Ground Date
1 C Sharma Ind NZl Nagpur 31.10.87
2 SaqlainMushtaq Pak Zim The Oval 11.06.99
3 WPUJC Vaas Srl Ban City Oval 14.02.03
4 B Lee Aus Ken Durban 15.03.03
5 SL Malinga Srl RSA Providence 28.03.07
6 KAJ Roach Win Net Delhi 28.02.11
7 SL Malinga Srl Ken Col-RPS 01.01.11
8 ST Finn Eng Aus Melbourne 14.02.15
9 Duminy JP RSA Srl Sydney 18.03.15

 

JP Duminy performed the hat trick in this game to provide the second occasion of a bowler performing the hat trick in WC 2015. ST Finn of England was the other bowler to perform the feat against Australia at Melbourne on 14.02.15. Thus WC 2015 became the third edition of the World Cup to witness two hat tricks. 2003 and 2011 editions are the other two editions to witness two hat tricks

 

No Bowler Team Opp  Ground Date
3 WPUJC Vaas Srl Ban City Oval 14.02.03
4 B Lee Aus Ken Durban 15.03.03
    Srl      
6 KAJ Roach Win Net Delhi 28.02.11
7 SL Malinga Srl Ken Col-RPS 01.01.11
           
8 ST Finn Eng Aus Melbourne 14.02.15
9 JP Duminy RSA Srl Sydney 18.03.15

 

JP Duminy’s hat trick in this game provide the 38th occasion of a bowler performing the hat trick in the history of one day games and JP Duminy became the second South African bowler to perform the feat after CK Langeveldt. CK Langeveldt had performed the feat against West Indies at Barbados on 11.05.05

 

No Bowlers Teams Ground Date
1 CK Langeveldt South Africa v West Indies Barbados 11.05.05
2 JP Duminy South Africa v Sri Lanka Sydney 18.03.15

 

Imran Tahir captured 4 for 26 in this game to provide the 186th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wkts in the World Cup. It also provides the 132nd occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wkts in the World Cup

 

Imran Tahir captured 4 for 26 in this game to provide the 17th occasion of a South African bowler capturing four or more wkts in the World Cup. It also provides the tenth occasion of a South African bowler capturing exact four wkts in the World Cup

 

Imran Tahir’s 4 for 26 in this game provide his fourth four wicket haul in the World Cup. He became the fourth bowler to capure four or more wkts on four occasions in the World Cup. Others are M Muralitharan of Sri Lanka, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan and SK Warne of Australia. The performance of these four bowlers are furnished below

 

IMRAN TAHIR OF SOUTH AFRICA
No Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 10.0 1 41 4 1 v West Indies Delhi 24.02.11
2 8.4 1 38 4 1 v England Chennai 06.03.11
3 10.0 2 45 5 2 v West Indies Sydney 27.02.15
4 8.2 0 26 4 1 v Sri Lanka Sydney 18.03.15
M MURALITHARAN OF SRI LANKA
No Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 10.0 1 28 4 1 v Kenya Nairobi (Gym) 24.02.03
2 5.0 0 19 4 1 v Ireland St George’s 18.04.07
3 8.0 0 31 4 2 v New Zealand Kingston 24.04.07
4 8.0 0 25 4 2 v New Zealand Mumbai 18.03.11
SHAHID AFRIDI OF PAKISTAN
No Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 8.0 3 16 5 2 v Kenya Hambantota 23.02.11
2 10.0 0 34 4 2 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 26.02.11
3 10.0 0 23 5 2 v Canada Colombo (RPS) 03.03.11
4 9.3 1 30 4 1 v West Indies Dhaka 23.03.11
SK WARNE OF AUSTRALIA
No Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 9.3 1 34 4 1 v Zimbabwe Nagpur 01.03.96
2 9.0 0 36 4 2 v West Indies Mohali 14.03.96
3 10.0 4 29 4 2 v South Africa Birmingham 17.06.99
4 9.0 1 33 4 1 v Pakistan Lord’s 20.06.99

 

Imran Tahir with four four wicket hauls now shares the record for most four wicket hauls in the World Cup with M Muralitharan of Sri Lanka, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan and SK Warne of Australia.

 

Imran Tahir became the fourth bowler to capture four wkts in a Quarter Finals of the World Cup. Others are – RA Harper of West Indies, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan and JDP Oram of New Zealand. The performance of these four bowlers is listed below.

 

No Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 RA Harper 10.0 0 47 4 2 Win RSA Karachi 11.03.96
2 Shahid Afridi 9.3 1 30 4 1 Pak Win Dhaka 23.03.11
3 JDP Oram 9.0 1 39 4 2 NZl RSA Dhaka 25.03.11
4 Imran Tahir 8.2 0 26 4 1 RSA Srl Sydney 18.03.15

 

South Africa won this game by nine wickets to provide the 20th occasion of a team winning a World Cup game by exact nine wkts margin. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Date
1 West Indies won 9 wkts v Sri Lanka Manchester 07.06.75
2 New Zealand won 9 wkts v Sri Lanka Nottingham 09.06.79
3 West Indies won 9 wkts v India Birmingham 09.06.79
4 England won 9 wkts v Sri Lanka Leeds 20.06.83
5 India won 9 wkts v New Zealand Nagpur 31.10.87
6 South Africa won 9 wkts v Australia Sydney 26.02.92
7 Pakistan won 9 wkts v UAE Gujranwala 24.02.96
8 England won 9 wkts v Kenya Canterbury 18.05.99
9 Pakistan won 9 wkts v New Zealand Manchester 16.06.99
10 Australia won 9 wkts v India Centurion 15.02.03
11 New Zealand won 9 wkts v South Africa Johannesburg 16.02.03
12 Sri Lanka won 9 wkts v Canada Paarl 19.02.03
13 New Zealand won 9 wkts v Bangladesh North Sound 02.04.07
14 Australia won 9 wkts v Ireland Bridgetown 13.04.07
15 South Africa won 9 wkts v England Bridgetown 17.04.07
16 Sri Lanka won 9 wkts v Kenya Colombo (RPS) 01.03.11
17 India won 9 wkts v UAE Perth 28.02.15
18 Sri Lanka won 9 wkts v England Wellington 01.03.15
19 England won 9 wkts v Afghanistan Sydney 13.03.15
20 South Africa won 9 wkts v Sri Lanka Sydney 18.03.15

 

South Africa became the fourth team to win World Cup games by exact nine wickets on four occasions. The  other three teams are – England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Date
1 England won 9 wkts v Sri Lanka Leeds 20.06.83
2 England won 9 wkts v Kenya Canterbury 18.05.99
3 England won 9 wkts v Afghanistan Sydney 13.03.15
             
1 New Zealand won 9 wkts v Sri Lanka Nottingham 09.06.79
2 New Zealand won 9 wkts v South Africa Johannesburg 16.02.03
3 New Zealand won 9 wkts v Bangladesh North Sound 02.04.07
             
1 South Africa won 9 wkts v Australia Sydney 26.02.92
2 South Africa won 9 wkts v England Bridgetown 17.04.07
3 South Africa won 9 wkts v Sri Lanka Sydney 18.03.15
             
1 Sri Lanka won 9 wkts v Canada Paarl 19.02.03
2 Sri Lanka won 9 wkts v Kenya Colombo (RPS) 01.03.11
3 Sri Lanka won 9 wkts v England Wellington 01.03.15

 

South Africa won this game by nine wickets with 192 balls to spare to provide the 15th occasion of a World Cup game with 190 plus balls to spare. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Winner Margin BR Opposition Ground Date
1 England 08 wkts 277 v Canada Manchester 13.06.79
2 Sri Lanka 09 wkts 272 v Canada Paarl 19.02.03
3 New Zealand 10 wkts 252 v Kenya Chennai 20.02.11
4 Sri Lanka 08 wkts 240 v Ireland St George’s 18.04.07
5 West Indies 08 wkts 239 v Scotland Leicester 27.05.99
6 West Indies 09 wkts 236 v Sri Lanka Manchester 07.06.75
7 South Africa 10 wkts 228 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 22.02.03
8 Australia 09 wkts 226 v Ireland Bridgetown 13.04.07
9 West Indies 09 wkts 226 v Bangladesh Dhaka 04.03.11
10 New Zealand 08 wkts 226 v England Wellington 20.02.15
11 England 09 wkts 215 v Sri Lanka Leeds 20.06.83
12 Australia 07 wkts 208 v Scotland Hobart 14.03.15
13 Australia 07 wkts 204 v Canada Birmingham 16.06.79
14 New Zealand 06 wkts 193 v Scotland Edinburgh 31.05.99
15 South Africa 09 wkts 192 v Sri Lanka Sydney 18.03.15

 

South Africa won this game by nine wickets to provide the third occasion of a team winning a World Cup game by exact nine wkts margin. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Team Result Margin Opposition Ground Date
1 South Africa won 9 wkts v Australia Sydney 26.02.92
2 South Africa won 9 wkts v England Bridgetown 17.04.07
3 South Africa won 9 wkts v Sri Lanka Sydney 18.03.15

 

South Africa’s nine wicket win in this game provides the third occasion of a team winning a Quarter final game of the World Cup by nine or more wickets margin. All the three occasions are listed below

 

No Team Result Margin BR Opposition Ground Date
1 South Africa won 09 wkts 192 v Sri Lanka Sydney 18.03.15
2 Pakistan won 10 wkts 175 v West Indies Dhaka 23.03.11
3 Sri Lanka won 10 wkts 63 v England Col-RPS 26.03.11

 

PHT Kaushal collected first ball duck on his debut to provide the 48th occasion of a batsman collecting the first ball duck on his one day debut. He is the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to suffer such an ignominy. The following table lists the four Sri Lankan batsmen.

 

No Player Runs BF Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 PDRL Perera 0 1 2 v England Perth 29.01.99
2 WCA Ganegama 0 1 2 v Pakistan Sharjah 08.04.01
3 HAPW Jayawardene 0 1 1 v Pakistan Sharjah 04.04.03
4 PHT Kaushal 0 1 1 v South Africa Sydney 18.03.15

 

PHT Kaushal collected first ball duck on his World Cup debut to provide the fourth occasion of a batsman collecting the first ball duck on his World Cup debut. Others are Harilal Shah of East Africa, DL Houghton of Zimbabwe and R Walters of Namibia

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 Harilal Shah 0 2 EAF NZl Birmingham 07.06.75
2 DL Houghton 0 1 Zim Aus Nottingham 09.06.83
3 R Walters 0 2 Nam Zim Harare 10.02.03
4 PHT Kaushal 0 1 Srl RSA Sydney 18.03.15

 

Sri Lanka now holds the record for most number of batsmen to score 500 plus runs in a single edition of the World Cup. India and Australia have two batsmen who have accomplished this feat

 

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 Edition
1 SR Tendulkar Ind 7 7 1 523 137 87.16 2 3 0 1996
2 SR Tendulkar Ind 11 11 0 673 152 61.18 1 6 0 2003
                         
1 ML Hayden Aus 11 10 1 659 158 73.22 3 1 0 2007
2 RT Ponting Aus 11 9 1 539 113 67.37 1 4 0 2007
                         
1 M Jayawardene Srl 11 11 2 548 115* 60.88 1 4 0 2007
2 TM Dilshan Srl 9 9 1 500 144 62.50 2 2 0 2011
3 KC Sangakkara Srl 7 7 2 541 124 108. 4 0 0 2015

 

It is noted that interest that Sri Lankan batsmen have aggregated 500 plus runs in three consecutive editions – DPMD Jayawardene – 548 runs  in 2007, TM Dilshan – 500 runs in 2011  and KC Sangakkara – 541 runs in 2015

 

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 Edition
1 M Jayawardene Srl 11 11 2 548 115* 60.88 1 4 0 2007
2 TM Dilshan Srl 9 9 1 500 144 62.50 2 2 0 2011
3 KC Sangakkara Srl 7 7 2 541 124 108. 4 0 0 2015

 

KC Sangakkara aggregated 541 runs in WC 2015 to become the third Sri Lankan batsman to total 500 plus runs in a single edition of the World Cup. The following table enlists all the three batmen

 

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 Edition
1 M Jayawardene Srl 11 11 2 548 115* 60.88 1 4 0 2007
2 TM Dilshan Srl 9 9 1 500 144 62.50 2 2 0 2011
3 KC Sangakkara Srl 7 7 2 541 124 108. 4 0 0 2015

 

KC Sangakkara aggregated 541 runs in WC 2015 to become the seventh batsman to total 500 plus runs in a single edition of the World Cup. The following table enlists all the seven batmen

 

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 Edition
1 SR Tendulkar Ind 7 7 1 523 137 87.16 2 3 0 1996
2 SR Tendulkar Ind 11 11 0 673 152 61.18 1 6 0 2003
3 ML Hayden Aus 11 10 1 659 158 73.22 3 1 0 2007
4 RT Ponting Aus 11 9 1 539 113 67.37 1 4 0 2007
5 M Jayawardene Srl 11 11 2 548 115* 60.88 1 4 0 2007
6 TM Dilshan Srl 9 9 1 500 144 62.50 2 2 0 2011
7 KC Sangakkara Srl 7 7 2 541 124 108. 4 0 0 2015

 

F du Plessis pouched three catches in this game to provide the 37th occasion of a fieldsman other than the wicket keeper taking three or more catches in an innings of a World Cup game.  It also provides the fourth occasion of a South African fieldsman taking three or more catches in an innings

 

No Player Ct Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 HH Dippenaar 3 1 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 22.02.03
2 AB de Villiers 3 2 v Zimbabwe Hamilton 15.02.15
3 RR Rossouw 3 2 v U.A.E. Wellington 12.03.15
4 F du Plessis 3 1 v Sri Lanka Sydney 18.03.15

 

WC 2015 witnessed eleven occasions of a fieldsman taking three or more catches in an innings in all matches played to date. Out of these eleven occasions, South African fieldsmen appear in three occasions.

 

PHT Kaushal collected the first ball duck in this game to provide the 189th occasion of a batsman dismissed first ball in an innings in a World Cup game. His dismissal also provides the 13th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman collecting the first ball duck in the World Cup

 

No Player Runs BF Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 VB John 0 1 2 v England Taunton 11.06.83
2 A Ranatunga 0 1 2 v Pakistan Leeds 16.06.83
3 DSBP Kuruppu 0 1 2 v Pakistan Faisalabad 25.10.87
4 RS Kaluwitharana 0 1 2 v Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) 21.02.96
5 HP Tillakaratne 0 1 1 v Kenya Kandy 06.03.96
6 RS Kaluwitharana 0 1 1 v India Kolkata 13.03.96
7 UDU Chandana 0 1 1 v Kenya Southampton 30.05.99
8 WPUJC Vaas 0 1 1 v South Africa Providence 28.03.07
9 AD Mathews 0 1 1 v Zimbabwe Pallekele 10.03.11
10 SL Malinga 0 1 2 v New Zealand Christchurch 14.02.15
11 HDRL Thirimanne 0 1 2 v Afghanistan Dunedin 22.02.15
12 TM Dilshan 0 1 2 v Afghanistan Dunedin 22.02.15
13 PHT Kaushal 0 1 1 v South Africa Sydney 18.03.15

 

WC 2015 – Game 41 – United Arab Emirates vs West Indies at Napier on 15.03.15 – West Indies won by six wickets

West Indies won this game by six wickets with 117 balls to spare providing the 46th occasion of a team winning a World Cup game by 100 plus runs margin. It also provides the seventh occasion of West Indies winning a World Cup game by 100 plus runs margin. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Team Result Margin BR Opposition Ground Date
1 West Indies won 8 wickets 239 v Scotland Leicester 27.05.99
2 West Indies won 9 wickets 236 v Sri Lanka Manchester 07.06.75
3 West Indies won 9 wickets 226 v Bangladesh Dhaka 04.03.11
4 West Indies won 7 wickets 177 v Canada Centurion 23.02.03
5 West Indies won 6 wickets 123 v Zimbabwe Hyd-LBs 16.02.96
6 West Indies won 5 wickets 119 v New Zealand The Oval 18.06.75
7 West Indies won 6 wickets 117 v U A E Napier 15.03.15

 

In UAE innings first six batsmen scored single digit runs – Amjad Ali {05}, AR Berenger {07}, Krishna Chandran {00}, Khurram Khan {05}, Shaiman Anwar {02} and SP Patil {06} – to provide the second occasion of first six batsmen scoring single digit runs in an innings in a World Cup game. The first such occasion was witnessed in the game between Canada and Sri Lanka at Paarl on 19.02.03, when the first Sri Lankan batsmen scored single digit runs. In fact in this game all the eleven batsmen scored single digit runs and Canada was dismissed all out for 36 runs.

 

UAE lost its five wickets for 26 runs in this game to provide the tenth occasion of a team losing its half the side for 26 and less than 26 runs in the World Cup. All such occasions are listed below

 

No FoW Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 5/25 2 Pak Win Christchurch 21.02.15
2 5/26 1 Ban Sco Edinburgh 24.05.99
3 5/17 1 Ind Zim Tunbridge Wells 18.06.83
4 5/19 2 Sco Pak Chester-le-Street 20.05.99
5 5/25 1 Ban Sri Pietermaritzburg 14.02.03
6 5/26 1 UAE Win Napier 15.03.15
7 5/17 2 Nam Pak Kimberley 16.02.03
8 5/25 1 Sco Win Leicester 27.05.99
9 5/25 2 Ber Srl Port of Spain 15.03.07
10 5/12 1 Can Srk Paarl 19.02.03

 

UAE lost its five wickets for 26 runs in this game to provide the third occasion of a team losing its half the side for 26 and less than 26 runs against West Indies in the World Cup. All such occasions are listed below

 

No FoW Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 5/25 2 Pak Win Christchurch 21.02.15
2 5/25 1 Sco Win Leicester 27.05.99
3 5/26 1 UAE Win Napier 15.03.15

 

Amjad Javed and Nasir Azaz added 107 runs for the seventh wicket in this game to provide the  occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the seventh wicket in the World Cup. The two occasions are by the UAE batsmen. Apart from this game UAE batsmen – Amjad Javed and Shaiman Anwar had added 107 runs against Ireland at Brisbane on 25.02.15.

 

JO Holder captured 4 for 27 in this game to provide the 185th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 131st occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup

 

JO Holder captured 4 for 27 in this game to provide the 19th occasion of a West Indies bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 13th occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup

 

JO Holder captured 4 for 27 in this game to provide the 13th occasion of a captain capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the tenth occasion of a captain capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup

 

JO Holder became the first West Indies captain to capture four wickets in a World Cup game. He returned wih figures of 4 for 27 in this game

 

WC 2015 – Game 42 – Ireland vs Paksitan at Adelaide on 15.03.15 – Pakistan won by seven wickets

WTS Porterfield scored 107 in this game to provide the 161st occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the fifth occasion of an Ireland batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup.

 

WTS Porterfield scored 107 in this game to provide the 25th occasion of a captain scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the first occasion of an Ireland captain scoring a hundred in the World Cup. The previous best by an Ireland captain in the World Cup was 75 by WTS Porterfield himself against India at Bangalore on 06.03.11

 

WTS Porterfield scored 107 in this game to provide the 82nd occasion of an opening batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the third occasion of an Ireland opening batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup.

 

WTS Porterfield with his 107 in this game to earned the distinction of becoming the first ever captain opening batsman to a hundred in the World Cup. A rare distinction indeed !!

 

WTS Porterfield scored 107 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 31st occasion of a batsman’s hundred going in vain in the World Cup. It also provides the fourth occasion of a captain’s hundred going in vain in the World Cup.

 

Sarfraz Ahmed scored 107 in this game to provide the 162nd occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the 14th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup.

 

Sarfraz Ahmed scored 107 in this game to provide the 83rd occasion of an opening batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the tenth occasion of an Pakistan opening batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup.

 

Sarfraz Ahmed scored 107 in this game to provide the fourth occasion of a wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the first occasion of an Pakistan wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup.

 

Sarfraz Ahmed scored 107 in this game to provide the 15th occasion of an wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the first occasion of an Pakistan wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. Previous best by a Pakistan wicket keeper in the World Cup was 63 by Moin Khan against South Africa at Nottingham on 05.06.99

 

WTS Porterfiled scored 107 and Sarfraz Ahmed scored 101 not out in this game to provide the sixth occasion or rival opening batsmen scoring hundreds in a World Cup game.

 

Umar Akmal pouched four catches in this game. He now shares the record for most catches by a fieldsman in the World Cup {other than wicket keepers} with Mohammad Kaif of India and Soumya Sarkar of Bangladesh.

 

No Player Ct Inns Team Opposition Ground Date
1 M Kaif 4 2 India v Sri Lanka Johannesburg 10.03.03
2 Soumya Sarkar 4 1 Bangladesh v Scotland Nelson 05.03.15
3 Umar Akmal 4 1 Pakistan v Ireland Adelaide 15.03.15

 

Ahmad Shehzad {63} and Sarfraz Ahmed {101} scored fifties in this game to provide the 44th occasion of both the openers scoring fifties in an innings in a World Cup game. It also provides the fourth occasion of Pakistan opening batsmen performing such a feat

 

Ahmad Shehzad {63} and Sarfraz Ahmed {101} scored fifties in this game to provide the 14th occasion of openers scoring fifty and a hundred in an innings in a World Cup game. It also provides the second occasion of Pakistan opening batsmen performing such a feat

 

Misbah-ul-Haq was dismissed hit wicket in this game to provide the ninth occasion of a batsman dismissed hit wicket in a World Cup game. All such occasions are listed below

 

No  Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 RC Fredericks 7 1 Win Aus Lord’s 21.06.75
2 FA Dennis 21 1 Can Eng Manchester 13.06.79
3 MO Odumbe 6 1 Ken Win Pune 29.02.96
4 G Kirsten 3 2 RSA Win Karachi 11.03.96
5 JV Harris 9 1 Cans Srl Paarl 19.02.03
6 MO Odumbe 0 2 Ken Win Kimberley 04.03.03
7 V Sibanda 67 2 Zim Ire Kingston 15.03.07
8 RW Chakabva 35 2 Zim UAE Nelson 19.02.15
9 Misbah-ul-Haq 39 2 Pak Ire Adelaide 15.03.15

 

Misbah-ul-Haq was dismissed hit wicket in this game to provide the third occasion of a captain dismissed hit wicket in a World Cup game. All such occasions are listed below

 

No  Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MO Odumbe 6 1 Ken Win Pune 29.02.96
2 JV Harris 9 1 Cans Srl Paarl 19.02.03
3 Misbah-ul-Haq 39 2 Pak Ire Adelaide 15.03.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POOL A – POINTS TABLE
Teams Mat Won Lost Tied NR Pts Net RR For Against
New Zealand 6 6 0 0 0 12 +2.564 1232/195.2 1123/300.0
Australia 6 4 1 0 1 9 +2.257 1419/215.2 0967/223.1
Sri Lanka 6 4 2 0 0 8 +0.371 1788/295.4 1703/300.0
Bangladesh 6 3 2 0 1 7 +0.136 1392/248.1 1362/248.5
England 6 2 4 0 0 4 -0.753 1327/268.1 1338/234.4
Afghanistan 6 1 5 0 0 2 -1.853 1033/274.3 1419/252.4
Scotland 6 0 6 0 0 0 -2.218 1199/300.0 1478/237.5
POOL B – POINTS TABLE
Teams Mat Won Lost Tied NR Pts Net RR For Against
India 6 6 0 0 0 12 +1.827 1444/243.3 1231/300.0
South Africa 6 4 2 0 0 8 +1.707 1878/297.0 1371/297.0
Pakistan 6 4 2 0 0 8 -0.085 1430/293.1 1474/297.0
West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 6 -0.053 1485/278.3 1524/283.0
Ireland 6 3 3 0 0 6 -0.933 1623/295.1 1820/283.0
Zimbabwe 6 1 5 0 0 2 -0.527 1680/296.0 1840/296.4
UAe 6 0 6 0 0 0 -2.032 1245/300.0 1525/246.4

 

 

TEAMS WHICH ARE QUALIFIED FOR THE QUARTER FINALS OF WC 2015
POOL A
Teams Pos Mat Won Lost Tied NR Pts Net RR For Against
New Zealand A1 6 6 0 0 0 12 +2.564 1232/195.2 1123/300.0
Australia A2 6 4 1 0 1 9 +2.257 1419/215.2 0967/223.1
Sri Lanka A3 6 4 2 0 0 8 +0.371 1788/295.4 1703/300.0
Bangladesh A4 6 3 2 0 1 7 +0.136 1392/248.1 1362/248.5
POOL B
Teams Pos Mat Won Lost Tied NR Pts Net RR For Against
India B1 6 6 0 0 0 12 +1.827 1444/243.3 1231/300.0
South Africa B2 6 4 2 0 0 8 +1.707 1878/297.0 1371/297.0
Pakistan B3 6 4 2 0 0 8 -0.085 1430/293.1 1474/297.0
West Indies B4 6 3 3 0 0 6 -0.053 1485/278.3 1524/283.0

 

Quarter Final – Following the Pool stage the top 4 teams in each Pool will progress to the quarter-finals as follows:

 

Quarter-finals Teams Team1 Vs Team2 Venue Date
Quarter-final – 1 A3 v B2 Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sydney 18.03.15
Quarter-final – 2 A4 v B1 Bangladesh vs India Melbourne 19.03.15
Quarter-final – 3 A2 v B3 Australia vs Pakistan Adelaide 20.03.15
Quarter-final – 4 A1 v B4 New Zealand vs West Indies Wellington 21.03.15

 

Irrespective of where the Pool A teams qualify, the ICC had announced before the of the tournament that Australia will play the quarter-final in Adelaide (Fri, 20th Mar), New Zealand in Wellington (Sat, 21st Mar), England in Melbourne (Thu, 19th Mar) and Sri Lanka in Sydney (Wed, 18th Mar). Now that Bangladesh have made it to the knock out stage ahead of England, they will play their quarter-final in Melbourne (Thu, 19th Mar).

 

If a quarter-final is tied, abandoned or if the match is a no result, then the team that finished in the higher position in the Pool stage shall proceed to the semi-finals.

 

Semi Final – The winners of the quarter-finals will qualify for the semi-finals as follows:

 

Semi Final 1 Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 3
Semi Final 2 Winner QF 2 v Winner QF 4

 

If a semi-final is tied, abandoned or if the match is a no result, then the team that finished in the higher position in the Pool stage shall proceed to the final.The winners of the semi-finals will contest the Final.

WC 2015 – Game 39 – India vs Zimbabwe at Auckland on 14.03.15 – India won by six wickets

This game witnessed the first occasion of rival wicket keeper batsmen scoring fifties. Zimbabwe captain wicket keeper BRM Taylor scored 138 in Zimbabwe’s innings. In reply in India’s innings, India’s Captain wicket keeper MS Dhoni scored 85 not out.

 

Rival captain wicket keeper scoring fifties is a very rare occasions. There are only four such occasions in the annals of one day games. All such occasions are listed below

 

No No Player Score Team Oppn Ground Date
1 1 MS Dhoni 72 Ind Srl Rajkot 15.12.09
  2 KC Sangakkara 80 Srl Ind Rakot 15.12.09
               
2 1 KC Sangakkara 71 Srl Ind Dambulla 28.08.10
  2 MS Dhoni 67 Ind Srl Dambulla 28.08.10
               
3 1 BB McCullum 56 NZl RSA Wellingon 25.02.12
  2 AB de Villiers 106* RSA NZl Wellingon 25.02.12
               
4 1 BRM Taylor 138 Zim Ind Auckland 14.03.15
  2 MS Dhoni 85* Ind Zim Auckland 14.03.15

 

Rival captain wicket keepers scoring a century and half century have been witnessed on two occasions in the history of one day games. Both the occasions are listed below.

 

No No Player Score Team Oppn Ground Date
1 1 BB McCullum 56 NZl RSA Wellingon 25.02.12
  2 AB de Villiers 106* RSA NZl Wellingon 25.02.12
               
2 1 BRM Taylor 138 Zim Ind Auckland 14.03.15
  2 MS Dhoni 85* Ind Zim Auckland 14.03.15

 

BRM Taylor’s century {138} and MS Dhoni’s half century {85 not out} in the game between India and Zimbabwe at Auckland on 14.03.15 provide the first such occurrence of a captain wicket keeper scoring a century and a half century in a World Cup game

 

It is interesting to note that out of the four occasions cited above, three of them involve India and Indian captain wicket keeper MS Dhoni

 

BRM Taylor’s 138 in this game provide the 159th occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the sixth occasion of a Zimbabwe batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup.

 

BRM Taylor’s 138 in this game provide the second occasion of his scoring a hundred in the World Cup. He had scored 121 against Ireland at Hobart on 07.03.15. He became the first Zimbabwe batsman to score two hundreds in the World Cup. He is the 36th batsman to score two or more hundreds in the World Cup. He became the 26th batsman and the first Zimbabwe batsman to score two or more hundreds in the same edition of a World Cup.

 

BRM Taylor’s 138 in this game provide the 24th occasion of a captain scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of a Zimbabwe captain scoring a hundred in the World Cup. The other occasion was 121 by BRM Taylor himself against Ireland at Hobart on 07.03.15. He became the fifth captain and the first Zimbabwe captain to score two or more hundreds in the World Cup. He became the fourth captain and the first Zimbabwe captain to score two or more hundreds in the same edition of a World Cup.

 

BRM Taylor’s 138 in this game provide the 14th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of a Zimbabwe wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup – the first occasion being A Flower’s 115 not out against Sri Lanka at New Plymouth on 23.02.92

 

BRM Taylor’s 138 in this game provide the third occasion of a captain wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of a Zimbabwe captain wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup.

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 KC Sangakkara  111 1 Srl NZl Mumbai 18.03.11
2 BRM Taylor  121 2 Zim Ire Hobart 07.03.15
3 BRM Taylor 138 1 Zim Ind Auckland 14.03.15

 

BRM Taylor and CR Ervine added 109 runs for the fifth wicket in this game to provide the 254th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 24th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup

 

BRM Taylor and CR Ervine added 109 runs for the fifth wicket in this game to provide the 13th occasion of Zimbabwe batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the fourth occasion of Zimbabwe batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup

 

SK Raina and MS Dhoni added 196 runs in an unfinished partnership for  the fifth wicket in  this game to provide the 255th occasion of occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 25th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup

 

SK Raina and MS Dhoni added 196 runs in an unfinished partnership for the fifth wicket in this game to provide the 255th occasion of occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the fourth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 A Jadeja, RR Singh 5 141 2 v Australia The Oval 04.06.99
2 SC Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh 5 118* 2 v Kenya Cape Town 07.03.03
3 SR Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh 5 122 1 v Bermuda Port of Spain 19.03.07
4 MS Dhoni, SK Raina 5 196* 2 v Zimbabwe Auckland 14.03.15

 

SK Raina and MS Dhoni added 196 runs in an unfinished partnership for the fifth wicket in this game to provide the record partnership by Indian batsmen or the fifth wicket in the World Cup. The previous best is 141 runs between A Jadeja and Robin Singh against Australia at The Oval on 04.06.88

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Opposition Ground Date
1 MS Dhoni, SK Raina 5 196* 2 v Zimbabwe Auckland 14.03.15
2 A Jadeja, RR Singh 5 141 2 v Australia The Oval 04.06.99

 

BRM Taylor-CR Ervine added 109 runs for the fifth wicket and SK Raina-MS Dhoni added 196 runs in an unfinished partnership for the fifth wicket in  this game to provide the very first occasion of occasion of batsmen from rival teams posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in the World Cup. It also provides the ninth occasion of rival batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the same wicket in the World Cup

 

No No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 1 AC Gilchrist/ML Hayden 1 106 1 Aus RSA Basseterre 24.03.07
  2 AB de Villiers/GC Smith 1 160 2 RSA Aus Basseterre 24.03.07
                   
2 1 TM Dilshan/WU Tharanga 1 282 1 Srl Zim Pallekele 10.03.11
  2 RW Chakabva/BRM Taylor 1 116 2 Zim Srl Pallekele 10.03.11
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3 1 RD Shah/SO Tikolo 2 100 1 Ken Eng Canterbury 18.05.99
  2 GA Hick/N Hussain 2 159* 2 Eng Ken Canterbury 18.05.99
                   
4 1 ME Waugh/SR Waugh 3 207 1 Aus Ken Vizag 23.02.96
  2 MO Odumbe/KO Otieno 3 102 2 Ken Aus Vizag 23.02.96
                   
5 1 SR Tendulkar/R Dravid 3 237* 1 Ind Ken Bristol 23.05.99
  2 KO Otieno/SO Tikolo 3 118 2 Ken Ind Bristol 23.05.99
                   
6 1 IR Bell/KP Pietersen 3 140 1 Eng Aus NorthSound 08.04.07
  2 MJ Clarke/RT Ponting 3 112 2 Ays Eng NorthSound 08.04.07
                   
7 1 PA de Silva/A Ranatunga 4 106 1 Srl Ken Kandy 06.03.96
  2 HS Modi/SO Tikolo 4 137 2 Ken Srl Kandy 06.03.96
                   
8 1 M Jayawardene/LPC Silva 4 140 1 Srl Aus St George’s 16.04.07
  2 RT Ponting/A Symonds 4 106* 2 Aus Srl St George’s 16.04.07
                   
9 1 CR Ervine/BRM Taylor 5 109 1 Zim Ind Auckland 14.03.15
  1 MS Dhoni/SK Raina 5 196* 2 Ind Zim Auckland 14.03.15

 

SK Raina scored 110 not out in this game to provide the 160th occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the 24th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup.       

 

MS Dhoni’s 85 not out in this game provides the 89th occasion of a wicket  keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the World Cup. It also provides the sixth occasion of an Indian wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the World Cup.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

BRM Taylor’s 138 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the 30th occasion of a batsman’s hundred going in vain in the World Cup. It also provides the fifth occasion of a Zimbabwe batsman’s hundred going in vain in the World Cup

 

BRM Taylor’s 138 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the third occasion of a captain’s hundred going in vain in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of a Zimbabwe captain’s hundred going in vain in the World Cup

 

BRM Taylor became the only captain to witness two of his hundreds in a losing cause. Apart from his 138 in this game, his 121 against Ireland at Hobart on 07.03.15 was also in losing cause

 

BRM Taylor’s 138 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the fifth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman’s hundred going in vain in the World Cup. It also provides the third occasion of a Zimbabwe wicket keeper batsman’s hundred going in vain in the World Cup

 

BRM Taylor became the only wicket keeper batsman to witness two of his hundreds in a losing cause. Apart from his 138 in this game, his 121 against Ireland at Hobart on 07.03.15 was also in losing cause

 

BRM Taylor’s 138 in this game was in a losing cause to provide the second occasion of a captain wicket keeper batsman’s hundred going in vain in the World Cup. On both the occasions it was BRM Taylor. Thus BRM Taylor became the only captain wicket keeper batsman to witness two of his hundreds in a losing cause. Apart from his 138 in this game, his 121 against Ireland at Hobart on 07.03.15 was also in losing cause

 

India carved its 45th win in the World Cup when it won the game. Now India stands third in the list of teams which have won most games in the World Cup. Australia {59} and New Zealand {46} are ahead of India in winning most World Cup games.

 

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