Top Moments in World Cup 2023: This is the full thrill of the World Cup
World Cup 2023 Top 10 Moments: The ODI World Cup 2023, which lasted for about one and a half months hosted by India, ended on Sunday. Breaking the hearts of millions of Indian fans, the Pat Cummins-led Australian team was crowned the sixth world champion. In the final match of the tournament at the Ahmedabad ground, the Kangaroo team won by six wickets thanks to opening batsman Travis Head's 137-run knock. However, not only in this title match but in the entire tournament, there was a strong competition between batsmen and bowlers. Meanwhile, many such moments were seen, which surprised all cricket fans. Let's take a look at the top 2023 moments related to the ODI World Cup 10- (Top 10 World Cup viral moments)
South Africa made the biggest total
In the fourth match of this cricket extravaganza, the South African team made the biggest total in World Cup history on the basis of their stormy batting line-up. Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram scored three centuries in the match against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium. On the basis of the explosive innings played by all the batsmen, the South African team achieved a huge total of 50 runs in the stipulated 428 overs. With this, the South African team broke Australia's record of the biggest total in the World Cup with 417 runs.
Pakistan's record run chase
This World Cup may not have been anything special for the Pakistan team captained by Babar Azam. But in its second match, the team made the record of chasing the biggest target in ODI World Cup history against Sri Lanka. In this match played on the Hyderabad ground, the Pakistani team chased down a huge total of 345 runs with six wickets remaining on the basis of centuries of Abdullah Shafiq and Mohammad Rizwan.
Afghanistan beat three world champions
Afghanistan's team, which won only one in their first two World Cup editions, performed brilliantly in this tournament. The Afghan team won 9 out of 4 league matches played in the tournament, during which the Afghan team surprised everyone by defeating three world champion teams. This included victories against defending champions England, 1992 world champion Pakistan and 1996 world champion Sri Lanka.
Glenn Maxwell scored a stormy century (fastest century of the World Cup)
Glenn Maxwell scored a century in just 40 balls in the match against the Netherlands on the ground of the capital New Delhi. With this, Maxwell broke the record of the fastest century of the World Cup in 49 balls by Adam Markram in this World Cup. On the basis of his explosive innings and the brilliant performance of the bowlers, the Australian team defeated the Netherlands by 309 runs to register the biggest victory in World Cup history.
Australia vs New Zealand 1st T20I: Match abandoned
In the match between Australia and New Zealand on the Dharamsala ground, the batsmen of both teams rained runs, where the Australian team scored 109 runs on the basis of Travis Head's 81 and David Warner's 388 runs. At the same time, the New Zealand team, chasing the target, came very close to winning with 116 runs on the basis of young batsman Rachin Ravindra's century of 383 runs. However, in the end, the Kiwi team had to face defeat by five runs. But this match between the two teams became the most high-scoring encounter in ODI World Cup history. Where both teams scored 771 runs. While in this edition of the World Cup, 754 runs were scored in the match between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Five batsmen get out on duck in the same innings
In the match played between India and Sri Lanka at the historic Ground of Wankhede, the host Indian team performed brilliantly with both bat and ball. Due to this, the Sri Lankan team, chasing a target of 358 runs, was reduced to just 55 runs. During this time, five batsmen of the Sri Lankan team could not even open their account. Which also included the Golden Duck of both opening batsmen. In this match, Mohammed Shami got five wickets for just 18 runs.
Angelo Mathews timed out of controversy
In this tournament, cricket history got its most embarrassing moment in the match played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has appealed for a timed out against veteran Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews. However, Mathews was late due to a strip break in the helmet. But despite this, on the appeal of the Bangladeshi captain, the umpires gave Mathews a timed-out. With this, Mathews became the first player in cricket history to be timed-out.
Glenn Maxwell played a historic innings
In the match against Afghanistan at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, the Australian team lost seven of their batsmen for just 292 runs while chasing a target of 91 runs. But Glenn Maxwell struggled with injury and scored an unbeaten 128 off just 21 balls with the help of 10 fours and 201 sixes to give Australia the most memorable victory in ODI cricket history. With this explosive innings, Maxwell became the first player to score a double century while chasing in ODI cricket.
Virat Kohli becomes the undisputed king of ODI centuries
In the first semi-final match of the tournament, Virat Kohli scored the 50th century of his ODI career on the historic ground of Wankhede. With this, Virat broke his record of 49 ODI centuries at his home ground in front of the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar. Not only this, in this entire tournament, Virat made a lot of noise with his bat. In the 11 matches played in this World Cup, Virat scored 95 runs with an average of 62.90 and a strike rate of 31.765. Here too, Virat Kohli became the highest run-scorer in a World Cup edition, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar.
Travis Head broke millions of hearts
Travis Head broke the hearts of millions of Indian fans and made his team Australia the world champion for the sixth time in the title match of this mahakumbh. Travis Head not only scored a century of 137 runs in this final match. In fact, during the Indian innings, captain Rohit Sharma also caught a great catch to get out. This catch of the head is the biggest turning point of the Indian innings in this final match.