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The top 10 best moments of the 2023 World Cup so far

By Akanksha - November 1, 2023 - Last updated on Nov 01, 2023 01:06 AM
The top 10 best moments of the 2023 World Cup so far

Be ready to relive the memories of World Cup 2023 memories! We've brought together the top 10 best moments of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. From stunning catches to record-breaking centuries, this blog showcases the best cricket moments.

1. Biggest victory in ODI World Cup history

Biggest victory in ODI World Cup history

In an ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match played on Wednesday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Australia defeated the Netherlands by a score of 309 runs.

It was the largest win in the history of the ODI World Cup in terms of run differential. When Australia defeated Afghanistan by 275 runs in Perth during the 2015 tournament, they also owned the previous record.

Only India's 317-run victory against Sri Lanka in Thiruvananthapuram earlier this year ranks higher in ODI cricket history than this one. It is also the second-biggest victory in the history of the format.

Earlier in the competition, South Africa defeated England by 229 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to record the eighth-biggest victory at the World Cup.

2. Highest World Cup Team Totals

Highest World Cup Team Totals

South Africa eclipsed Australia's 2015 record with a massive 428 for five against Sri Lanka in the 2023 World Cup opener in Delhi. The Proteas were the first team in World Cup history to achieve three 400-plus totals, as well as the first time three batsmen recorded tons in a single World Cup innings.

3. Adam Zampa leads the chart

Adam Zampa leads the chart

Zampa has been a crucial member of the Australian bowling lineup thanks to his outstanding average of just 19 runs per wicket. Thus far, he has bowled 49 overs and conceded 305 runs, with a 4/8 best bowling performance. Notably, Zampa is one of the few players in this World Cup to have bowled a maiden over.

4. Virat Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq hug each other

Virat Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq hug each other

As Indian hitters dominate Afghanistan bowling, cricket fans witnessed a heartwarming scene when Indian star Virat Kohli hugged Afghanistan spinner Naveen-ul-Haq during the match.

The situation was intriguing since Virat Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq had a verbal dispute during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match a few months ago. The video has gone viral on the internet, with viewers praising Virat Kohli and Naveen ul-Haq's sportsmanship.

5. Jasprit Bumrah a game-changer

Jasprit Bumrah a game changer

The Indian pacer has been similarly effective but in a different way. While his average is worse than Zampa's (15), he has bowled more overs—53—while yielding just 211 runs. His best bowling figure is 4/39. Bumrah has bowled four debut overs, an impressive feat in the high-stakes arena of the World Cup.

6. Virat Kohli’s 48th ODI century

Virat Kohli 48th ODI century

Superstar batsman Virat Kohli of India reached the milestone of 48 ODI centuries, closing the gap on the record held by the great Sachin Tendulkar. At Pune's MCA Stadium, Kohli struck a century against Bangladesh.

Since the 2015 tournament, this was Kohli's first century in the ODI World Cup. Having hit two fifty in the previous three games of this competition, he was in excellent form going into this one.

7. Rohit Sharma hits two significant milestones

Rohit Sharma hits two significant milestones

In his 100th international encounter as captain, Rohit Sharma created history by making 1000 runs in one-day internationals this year. Against England on Sunday in Lucknow at the World Cup, the Indian captain reached the historic mark.

What's more, Rohit is the only captain to have scored 1000 ODI runs in 2023 and, behind his fellow countryman Shubman Gill and Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nissanka, the third batter overall to achieve the milestone.

8. Quinton de Kock tops the chart of run-getters

Quinton de Kock tops the chart of run-getters

Quinton de Kock of South Africa tops the rankings of the top five run scorers. In his six innings of action thus far in six matches, de Kock has amassed 431 runs at bat. The talk of the World Cup is his three centuries. Against Bangladesh, the left-handed hitter scored 174 runs in the last hundred.

9. Mitchell Santner's 14-wicket haul

Mitchell Santner 14 wicket haul

With an average of 20, Santner has been a vital performer for New Zealand, claiming 14 wickets. After bowling 57 overs, he captured 5 wickets for 59 runs, his best performance. Santner possesses a maiden as well.

10. Four Centuries in a Single Match

Four Centuries in a single match

Four centuries were made by Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Abdullah Shafique, and Mohammad Rizwan during the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka game in Hyderabad. It was only the third ODI ever and the first World Cup match with four centurions.

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