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Australia won 22 matches either by 100 Plus runs or by more than 4 wickets

By Vipin - November 23, 2023 - Last updated on Nov 23, 2023 12:43 PM
Australia won 22 matches either by 100 Plus runs or by more than 4 wickets

The 13th ODI World Cup hosted by India has ended. Australia won the title for the sixth time by defeating the host team in the final. Apart from Australia's title win and India's strong performance till the final, this tournament will also be remembered for one-sided matches.

There were 22 out of 48 matches in which victory or defeat was decided either by more than 100 runs, or by 4 or more wickets with 10 overs of play remaining. If this standard is applied to all World Cups, then only the tournament held in Australia in 2015 had so many one-sided matches. In 2015 also, 22 out of 48 matches were won or lost by similar big margins.

45.83% of Australia's matches were one-sided

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If one-sided matches are expressed in percentage, then 45.83% of the matches in this world fall in this category. More one-sided matches in percentage were played only in the first World Cup held in England in 1975. Then 53.33% matches were one-sided. In that World Cup, there were 8 out of 15 matches in which victory or defeat was decided either by 100+ runs or by 4+ wickets with 10 overs remaining.

Highest margin of victory while batting first

In this World Cup, the teams batting first won 23 out of 48 matches. The average margin of their victory was 134 runs. That means, on average, the teams batting first won the match by this distance. This is the largest margin of victory of batting first teams in all the World Cups held so far. The previous record was from the 1975 World Cup. At that time the average margin of victory of the teams batting first was 124 runs.

The 1992 World Cup had the least number of one-sided matches

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The World Cup hosted by Australia in 1992 has proved to be the tournament with the most closely contested matches. Then only 4 out of 37 matches were played in which the margin of victory was 100+ runs or 4+ wickets with 10 overs remaining. That means at that time only 10.81% matches were one-sided. After this is the 1987 World Cup hosted by India and Pakistan. Then 5 out of 27 matches were one-sided. That means 18.52% of the contests were one-sided.

This time the toss did not work

The 2023 World Cup went against the philosophy of win the toss and win the match. This time, 29 out of 48 matches were won by the teams that lost the toss. That means 60.4% of the matches were won by the teams that lost the toss. The 1975 World Cup is also at the forefront in this matter. Then 9 out of 14 matches i.e. 64% of the matches were won by the teams that lost the toss.

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Australia had the biggest win in terms of runs in this World Cup. Kangaroo team defeated Netherlands by a margin of 309 runs in New Delhi. New Zealand got the crown for achieving the biggest win in terms of wickets in the ongoing World Cup. The Kiwi team defeated England by 9 wickets on 5 October in Ahmedabad.

New Zealand won the title of most run chase with most balls remaining, successful run chase in fewest overs or winning the match with most balls remaining. The Kiwi team defeated Sri Lanka in Bengaluru on 9 November with 160 balls to spare.

For the first time in World Cup history, 100-run match did not take place.

The full 100 overs were not played in any match of this World Cup. The longest match in terms of overs was 99.2 overs. This match was played between New Zealand and Australia in Dharamdhala.

All 20 wickets did not fall in any match

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Both the teams have not been all out in any match of the current World Cup. This has happened after 2015, when both the teams were not all out in a World Cup.

Run rate of 5.52 in powerplay, highest in all World Cup editions

Runs were scored at a run rate of 5.52 in the powerplay of the 2023 World Cup. Which is the highest in the World Cup history so far. This time 80 or more runs were scored in the powerplay of 9 matches. 21.54 percent of the runs in the tournament came from powerplay. Team India scored runs in the first 10 overs at a run rate of 6.97, which was the fastest in the tournament.

Also Read: Those unlucky captains of India who could not win the World Cup

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