Monthly Archives: February 2015

Cricket World Cup Facts Episode 15: The AB de Villiers show

SOUTH AFRICA scored 408-5 against the West Indies, thanks in no small part to AB de Villiers’ 162*. Advertisements

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Cricket World Cup Facts Episode 14: Afghanistan’s first win

AFGHANISTAN won a (50 over) World Cup match for the very first time. Scotland got passed 200 for the first time but still lost by 1 wicket. Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 161* without hitting a six, while Kumar Sangakkara scored his … Continue reading

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Cricket World Cup Facts Episode 13: U.A.E.’s seventh wicket partnership

SHAIMAN ANWAR and Amjad Javed put on 107 for the seventh wicket against Ireland: the first ever 100+ seventh wicket partnership in World Cup history.

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Cricket World Cup Facts Episode 12: Chris Gayle 215

CHRIS GAYLE’S 215 against Zimbabwe is the highest ever score by a batsman in the Cricket World Cup. The previous record was 188*, set by Gary Kirsten against the U.A.E. in 1996. Other records or milestones from West Indies vs. … Continue reading

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Cricket World Cup Facts Episode 11: England’s record opening partnership

MOEEN ALI and Ian Bell took England to 172-0 against Scotland, England’s highest ever World Cup opening partnership. The previous best was 158, made by Dennis Amiss and Barry Wood against East Africa in 1975.

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Cricket World Cup Facts Episode 10: Sri Lankan golden ducks

BOTH Sri Lankan openers were dismissed for golden ducks against Afghanistan, only the second time this has happened in O.D.I. history after Zimbabwe suffered the same fate against West Indies in 2006.

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Cricket World Cup Facts Episode 9: Bad start and no start

THE West Indies restricted Pakistan to 1-4 at the start of their run chase, the worst score for the loss of the first four wickets in O.D.I. history. Pakistan lost by 150 runs, their worst loss by runs to the … Continue reading

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