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2007 Cricket World Cup- History and facts

by on February 12, 2011
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2007 cricket world cup was held in the West Indies. 16 teams participated in this tournament. The teams were divided into 4 groups and a total of 51 matches were played. The 9th world cup cricket in 2007 was the first world cup being played in West Indies.

The final of 2007 Cricket world cup:

The final match was played between Australia and Sri Lanka. This time Australia beat Sri lanka by 53 runs.  Steve Bucknor and Aleem Dar were the umpires. Rain rule reduced Sri Lankan innings to 36 overs. Australia set the record of reaching 4th straight final and winning the 3rd one in a row.

Batting records of Cricket world cup 2007

India scored 413 at the loss of 5 wickets to set the record target. The highest successful chase was by England (301 runs). ML Haydens scored 659 runs in aggregate.

Maximum boundaries in 2007 Cricket world cup:

ML Hayden scored 18 sixes and 69 fours in this tournament to set the record. He also scored three centuries which were the highest in the tournament. 3 Batsmen scored 4 fifties each and their names are SB Styris from Australia, DPMD Jayawardene from Sri Lanka and Ricky Ponting the Australian Captain.  Maximum ducks were scored by WK McCallan of Ireland.

Bowling Records of 2007 Cricket world cup:

Glenn McGrath (Australia) took 26 wickets. A Nel from South Africa took five wickets in a mtach.

Wicket keeping and fielding records of 2007 Cricket world cup:

AC Gilchrist of Australia dismissed 17 batsmen. PD Collingwood took 8 catches.

Best Partnership of 2007 Cricket world cup:

BJ Hodge and MJ Clarke of Australia scored 204 to set the record of best partnership.

As far as the public response is concerned, this world cup of cricket did not create the usual hype. In main cricket world cup matches, the stadiums are usually full to the capacity. However, in West Indies people did not show that much interest in the world cup matches.

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