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

 

 

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