Highlights of World Cup 2023: The journey of World Cup 2023 has ended. Pat Cummins-led Australia won the trophy by defeating Team India in the final. 48 matches were played in this tournament which lasted for 46 days. Many new records were made in these matches. Many controversies also made headlines. However, today we will know about those moments of World Cup 2023 which became memorable, which the fans will remember for many years to come.
Glenn Maxwell and Aiden Markram shine
In the initial days of the World Cup, South African batsman Aiden Markram scored the fastest century in World Cup history. Against Sri Lanka, Aiden Markram reached the century mark in just 49 balls. But just 18 days later, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell broke Aiden Markram’s record by scoring a century in 40 balls against the Netherlands.
Afghanistan and Netherlands showed their strength
In this World Cup, teams considered relatively weak performed brilliantly. In particular, Afghanistan and Netherlands showed excellent performance and fought well against many strong teams. Afghanistan surprised everyone by defeating teams like England and Pakistan. Whereas Netherlands made a lot of headlines by defeating South Africa.
Glenn Maxwell played a memorable inning in difficult times
Australia’s Glenn Maxwell scored the fastest century in World Cup history. Glenn Maxwell scored a century against Netherlands in just 40 balls. After this, Glenn Maxwell scored 201 runs on 128 balls against Afghanistan. Thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s brilliant innings, Australia came out of the jaws of defeat and defeated Afghanistan.
Angelo Mathews becomes the first cricketer to be timed out
Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews became the first cricketer to be timed out in 146 years of international cricket against Bangladesh. After which there was a lot of uproar. Actually, there was some problem with Angelo Mathews’ helmet, due to which he could not be ready to face the ball. Then Bangladesh appealed and the umpire called Angelo Mathews time out.
Mohammed Shami wreaked havoc in bowling
Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami made 5 batsmen his victims in the group match against Sri Lanka. In this match, the Sri Lankan team collapsed for just 55 runs. After this, Mohammed Shami took 7 wickets against New Zealand. Also, in this World Cup, Mohammed Shami took the maximum of 24 wickets.
Virat Kohli left Sachin Tendulkar behind
Virat Kohli scored the 50th century of his ODI career in the World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand. In this way Virat Kohli became the batsman who scored the most centuries in the ODI format. Earlier this record was in the name of former Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar had scored 49 centuries in his ODI career.
Travis Head’s century broke the hearts of Indian fans
Travis Head’s century in the final against India broke the hearts of millions of fans. In this match, Travis Head scored 137 runs in 120 balls. At the same time, Australia won the ODI World Cup title for the sixth time by defeating India.
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