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1975 England

The first three events were held in England and officially known as the Prudential Cup. The matches consisted of 60 six-ball overs per team. Eight teams participated in the first tournament: Australia, England, the West Indies, New Zealand, India, and Pakistan (the six Test nations at the time), together with Sri Lanka and a composite team from East Africa. South Africa were banned

Group stage

The opening match of the tournament featured one of the most bizarre batting efforts in one-day history, by India's Sunil Gavaskar. After England scored 334/4, with Dennis Amiss making 137, Gavaskar batted through the full 60 overs for 36 not out

Keith Fletcher scored 131 for England against New Zealand

England bowled East Africa out for 94, with John Snow taking 4-11 off 12 overs

Glenn Turner scored 171 for New Zealand against East Africa

Derek Pringle's father Donald Pringle played two matches for East Africa

Sri Lanka were bowled out for 86 by West Indies

Dennis Lillie took 5-34 for Australia against Pakistan


England: 93 (Gilmour 6-14); Australia: 94-6. Played at Headingley

New Zealand 158 West Indies 159/5


West Indies 291-8 (Lloyd 102) Australia 274. Played at Lord's

Man of the match – Clive Lloyd

Five Australian batsmen were run out, three by Viv Richards

Umpires – Dickie Bird and Tom Spencer

Most runs – Glenn Turner (333)

Most wickets – Gary Gilmour (11)

1979 England

Sri Lanka and Canada were the only two teams without Test status and qualified for the tournament by reaching the final of the 1979 ICC Trophy. East Africa who played in the first World Cup did not qualify this time

Canada did not play in the World Cup again until 2003

Group stage

Australia 159-9 England 160-4

Four Australian batsmen were run out. Geoff Boycott was England’s most successful bowler, taking 2-15

Canada 45 England 46-2

Bob Willis took 4-11 and Chris Old 4-8

Australia failed to reach the semi-finals after losing to Pakistan

Gordon Greenidge scored 106 for West Indies against India

West Indies against Sri Lanka was washed out, with no play possible on the original day and two reserve days


England 221-8 New Zealand 212-9

Graham Gooch was top scorer with 71

West Indies 293-6 Pakistan 250

Greenidge and Haynes put on 132 for the first wicket. Zaheer Abbas was top scorer in the match with 93


West Indies 286-9 (Richards 138) England 194. Played at Lord's

Collis King scored 86 for West Indies

Boycott and Brearley put on 129 for the first wicket, but England lost their last 8 wickets for 11 runs. Joel Garner took 5-38

Man of the Match – Viv Richards

Umpires – Dickie Bird and Barrie Meyer

Most runs – Gordon Greenidge (253)

Most wickets – Mike Hendrick (10)

1983 England

Sri Lanka had become a Test-playing nation, and Zimbabwe qualified by winning the 1982 ICC Trophy. A fielding circle was introduced, 30 yards (27 m) away from the stumps. Four fieldsmen needed to be inside it at all times

Fifteen different venues were used, including St. Helen's Rugby and Cricket Ground in Swansea

Group stage

The format was two groups of four teams, each team playing each other twice

Allan Lamb scored 102 in England’s opening game against New Zealand. Martin Snedden conceded a record 105 runs off 12 overs

David Gower scored 130 against Sri Lanka

Graeme Fowler top scored for England in three matches

Zimbabwe won their opening match, against Australia. Duncan Fletcher scored 69 and took 4-42. Kepler Wessels scored 76 for Australia

Zimbabwe lost their other five matches

Winston Davis took 7-51 for West Indies against Australia

Trevor Chappell scored110 for Australia against India. Ken MacLeay took 6-39


England 213 India 217-4

Graeme Fowler top scored for England with 33. Yashpal Sharma scored 61 for India

Pakistan 184-8 West Indies 188-2

Viv Richards top scored with 80


India 183 West Indies 140. Played at Lord's

The Indian bowling exploited the weather and pitch conditions perfectly to bowl out the best batting lineup of the era for 140 from 52 overs, winning by 43 runs and completing one of the most stunning upsets in cricket history. Amarnath took 3-12 and Madan Lal 3-31

Man of the match – Mohinder Amarnath

Umpires – Dickie Bird and Barrie Meyer

Most runs – David Gower (384)

Most wickets – Roger Binny (18)

1987 India and Pakistan

Also known as the Reliance World Cup for sponsorship reasons

The games were reduced from 60 to 50 overs per innings, the current standard, because of the shorter daylight hours in the Indian subcontinent compared with England's summer

Zimabwe defeated Netherlands in the 1986 ICC Trophy to qualify for the World Cup

Group stage

Javed Miandad scored 103 for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in the opening game

West Indies scored 360-4 against Sri Lanka, with Viv Richards scoring 181

Sri Lanka lost all their matches

Allan Lamb and Graham Gooch each won two man of the match awards

Australia beat India by one run in their first match. Geoff Marsh scored 110. Steve Waugh bowled Maninder Singh with the penultimate ball of the match

Geoff Marsh scored 126 for Australia against New Zealand

David Boon top scored for Australia in three group matches

Zimbabwe lost all their matches, although David Houghton scored 142 against New Zealand

Chetan Sharma took the first hat-trick in the history of tournament when he clean bowled Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield of New Zealand off consecutive balls


England 254-6 (Gooch 115) India 219

Gooch and Gatting added 117 for the third wicket. Mohammed Azharuddin top scored for India with 64. Eddie Hemmings took 4-52

Australia 267-6 Pakistan 249

David Boon top scored with 65. Imran Khan took 3-36. In reply, Javed Miandad scored 70, but Pakistan lost their last 6 wickets for 99. Crain McDermott took 5-44


Australia 253-5 England 246-8. Played at Eden Gardens, Calcutta

David Boon top scored with 75. In reply, opener Tim Robinson was out first ball, but Bill Athey scored 58. England needed 17 runs from the final over

Man of the match – David Boon

Most runs – Graham Gooch (471)

Most wickets – Craig McDermott (18)

1992 Australia and New Zealand

A number of changes were introduced, such as coloured clothing, white balls, and day/night matches. Known as the Benson & Hedges World Cup

South Africa participated for the first time

Zimbabwe qualified by winning the 1990 ICC Trophy

The format was changed from previous tournaments in that a complete round-robin (36 matches involving 9 teams) replaced the use of two qualifying groups

Round-robin stage

New Zealand won their first seven games to finish on top of the table. Australia lost their first two matches and finished with a 4–4 record, the same as the West Indies. South Africa and England easily qualified for the semi-finals, despite England losing their final match to Zimbabwe. Following only one victory in their first five matches, Pakistan were fortunate to scrape a point from the washed-out match against England which appeared to be heading for an England victory (Pakistan were bowled out for 74): eventually they finished one point ahead of Australia with an inferior run-rate


England 252-6 South Africa 232-6

Graeme Hick scored 83 for England

The match ended in controversial circumstances when, after a rain delay, the most productive overs method revised South Africa's target from 22 runs from 13 balls to 21 runs from one ball. This rule was replaced for One Day International matches in Australia after the World Cup as a result of this incident, and it was eventually superseded by the Duckworth–Lewis method for the 1999 World Cup onwards

New Zealand 262-7 Pakistan 264-6

Martin Crowe scored 91 for New Zealand

Inzaman ul-Haq scored 60 off 37 balls to win the match for Pakistan


Pakistan 249-6 England 227. Played at MCG, Melbourne

Derek Pringle took two early wickets for England before Imran Khan and Javed Miandad added 139 for the third wicket. Imran Khan top scored with 72

Neil Fairbrother top scored for England with 62, but Wasim Akram bowled Allan Lamb and Chris Lewis with consecutive deliveries. Imran Khan, in his final One Day International, took the final wicket of Richard Illingworth

Man of the match – Wasim Akram

Most runs – Martin Crowe (456)

Most wickets – Wasim Akram (18)

Man of the tournament – Martin Crowe

1996 Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka

Held in the Indian subcontinent for a second time with the inclusion of Sri Lanka as host for some of its group stage matches. Also called the Wills World Cup

All the test playing countries participated in the competition including Zimbabwe who following the last world cup became the ninth Full Test status member of the ICC. The last Three Associate teams to qualify through the 1994 ICC Trophy also made their World Cup debuts in 1996: the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and Kenya

Australia and West Indies refused to play in Sri Lanka for security reasons. The ICC ruled that Sri Lanka would be awarded both games on forfeit. As a result of this decision, Sri Lanka automatically qualified for the quarter-finals before playing a game

Group stage

Two groups of six. The top four from each group qualified for the quarter-finals

England lost to New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan, and qualified in fourth place after winning matches against UAE and the Netherlands

The Netherlands lost all of their five matches

UAE beat the Netherlands but lost their other matches

Against Kenya, Sri Lanka made 398 for 5, a new record for the highest team score in a One Day International that stood until 2006

Gary Kirsten scored 188 not out for South Africa against United Arab Emirates, the highest individual score ever in any World Cup match until 2015

Kenya beat the West Indies, bowling them out for 93, but lost their other matches

Sachin Tendulkar scored 127, 70, 90, 137 and 3 in the group matches


England 235-8 Sri Lanka 236-5

Phil DeFreitas top scored for England with 67

India 287-8 Pakistan 248-9

West Indies 264-8 (Brian Lara 111) South Africa 245

New Zealand 286-9 (Chris Harris 130) Australia 289-4 (Mark Waugh 110)


Sri Lanka 251-8 India 120-8

Sri Lanka were awarded victory by default by match referee Clive Lloyd after riots broke out at Eden Gardens, Calcutta, in protest against the Indian performance

Australia 207-8 West Indies 202

West Indies lost their last 8 wickets for 37 runs. Shane Warne took 4-36


Australia 241-7 Sri Lanka 245-3 (Aravinda de Silva 107). Played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Mark Taylor top scored with 74 for Australia. De Silva took 3-42

Man of the match – Aravinda de Silva

Most runs – Sachin Tendulkar (523)

Most wickets – Anil Kumble (15)

Man of the tournament – Sanath Jarasuriya

1999 England

Scotland played two of their Group B matches in Edinburgh. Wales and Ireland also hosted one Group B match each, while the Netherlands hosted one Group A match

Bangladesh and Scotland participated for the first time. Kenya also qualified through the 1997 ICC Trophy

The 12 contesting teams were divided into two groups played in a round-robin format. The top three from each group advanced to the Super Sixes, where each qualifier from group A played each qualifier from group B. The teams also carried forward their points from the games against the other qualifiers from their group. The top four in the Super Sixes contested the semi-finals

Group stage

Tendulkar (140) and Dravid (103) put on an unbeaten 237 for the third wicket for India against Kenya

Ganguly (183) and Dravid (145) put on 318 for the second wicket for India against Sri Lanka, a World Cup record

South Africa won Group A. Zimbabwe won their final match, against South Africa

India, Zimbabwe and England all finished with six points, with England being eliminated on net run rate

Pakistan won Group B

Australia, New Zealand and West Indies all finished with six points, with West Indies being eliminated on net run rate

Scotland lost all their matches. Gavin Hamilton top scored for Scotland in their first four matches. Scotland conceded a record 59 extras against Pakistan

Super Sixes

India beat Pakistan at Old Trafford. The countries were officially at war at the time

Saqlain Mushtaq took a hat-trick for Pakistan against Zimbabwe

Australia qualified for the semi-finals by beating South Africa with two balls remaining, with Steve Waugh scoring 120 not out. The turning point of the match occurred when Steve Waugh was dropped by Herschelle Gibbs at short mid-wicket when Gibbs attempted to throw the ball up into the air in celebration, only for the ball to slip through his fingers


Australia: 213; South Africa: 213. Played at Edgbaston

Shaun Pollock took 5-36 for South Africa

South Africa needed 9 runs to win off the last over, bowled by Damien Fleming. Lance Klusener hit the first two balls for four, but off the fourth ball Allan Donald was run out after failing to hear Klusener’s call to run

The match was tied but Australia progressed to the final because they finished higher in the Super Six table than South Africa due to a superior net run rate

New Zealand 241-7 Pakistan 242-1 (Saaed Anwar 113)


Pakistan 132 Australia 133-2. Played at Lord's

Shane Warne took 4-33. Adam Gilchrist scored 54 off 36 balls as Australia knocked off the runs in 20.1 overs

Man of the match – Shane Warne

Most runs – Rahul Dravid (461)

Most wickets – Geoff Allott and Shane Warne (20)

Man of the tournament – Lance Klusener

2003 South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya

The ten Test playing nations automatically qualified for the tournament including Bangladesh, while Kenya also qualified automatically due to their full One Day International status. The other three spots were filled by the top three teams in the 2001 ICC Trophy – the Netherlands, Namibia and Canada

This was Namibia's World Cup debut

The 14 teams divided into two groups of seven, and the top three from each group qualifying for the Super Sixes stage

Group stage

Shane Warne was sent home the day before Australia’s opening game, after a positive drug test in a lead-up competition in Australia revealed that he had taken a banned diuretic

In Pool A, Australia won all six matches. India and Zimbabwe also qualified

England forfeited the match in Zimbabwe due to safety concerns

Ashish Nehra took 6-23 for India against England

Andy Bichel took 7-20 for Australia against England. Michael Bevan and Bichel made an unbroken partnership of 73 for the ninth wicket to guide Australia to a win by two wickets with two balls to spare

Brett Lee took a hat-trick for Australia against Kenya

Namibia lost all six matches

Andy Flower and Henry Olonga wore black armbands in the match against Namibia to protest against the end of democracy in Zimbabwe

Craig Wishart scored 172 for Zimbabwe against Namibia

Wasim Akram took 5-28 for Pakistan against Namibia

Australia bowled Namibia out for 45, with Glenn McGrath taking a record 7-15. Australia won the match by 256 runs

Tendulkar and Ganguly put on 244 for the second wicket for India against Namibia

Sri Lanka, Kenya and New Zealand qualified from Pool B

Canada beat Bangladesh, but lost their other matches

Canada were bowled out for 36 by Sri Lanka. Lowest ever score in the World Cup

John Davison scored 111 off 76 balls for Canada against West Indies. Fastest World Cup century at the time (67 balls)

New Zealand forfeited the match in Kenya due to safety concerns

Kenya beat Sri Lanka

Chaminda Vaas took a hat-trick against Bangladesh with the first three balls of the match

The match between South Africa and Sri Lanka was tied, under the Duckworth-Lewis method

South Africa 306-6 (Gibbs 143) New Zealand 229-1 (Fleming 134). New Zealand won on Duckworth-Lewis method

Gibb’s score was the highest individual score by a player finishing on the losing side in a World Cup match

Super Sixes

Australia and India both won all three matches

Simon Bond took 6-23 for New Zealand against Australia, the best return in the World Cup for a bowler from a losing side

Kenya beat Zimbabwe to qualify for the semi-finals


Australia 212-7 Sri Lanka 123-7 (38.1 overs)

Andrew Symonds top scored with 91. Chaminda Vaas took 3-34

Brett Lee took 3-25 for Australia

Adam Gilchrist walked when given not out when he edged a ball to wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara

India 270-4 (Ganguly 111) Kenya 179

Ganguly and Tendulkar put on 103 for the second wicket

Zaheer Khan took 3-14 for India


Australia 359-2 (Ponting 140) India 234. Played at Wanderers, Johannesburg

Gilchrist and Hayden put on 105 for the first wicket

Ponting and Martyn put on 234 for the third wicket

Ponting hit 8 sixes

Sehwag top scored for India with 82

Man of the match – Ricky Ponting

Australia recorded the largest ever total in a World Cup final

Most runs – Sachin Tendulkar (673)

Most wickets – Chaminda Vaas (23)

Man of the tournament – Sachin Tendulkar

2007 West Indies

Bermuda qualified for the only time and Ireland qualified for the first time

The 16 competing teams were initially divided into four groups, with the two best-performing teams from each group moving on to a Super 8 format

The official mascot of the tournament was Mello, an orange, anthropomorphic, raccoon-like animal

Group stage

Ponting scored 113 for Australia against Scotland

Scotland also lost to South Africa and the Netherlands

Matthew Hayden hit the fastest ever World Cup hundred, off 66 balls for Australia against South Africa

Herschelle Gibbs hits 6 sixes in an over from Dan Van Bunge (Netherlands)

Mark Boucher scored the fastest 50 in World Cup history (21 balls) against Netherlands

Kemar Roach took a hat-trick for West Indies against Netherlands

Bermuda were heavily beaten in all their matches

India scored 413-5 against Bermuda, the highest ever score in the World Cup at the time

Bangladesh beat India in the deciding match in Pool B

Brendan McCullum scored 50 off 20 balls for New Zealand vs Canada. Fastest ever World Cup fifty, beating Boucher’s record set six days ago

England lost to New Zealand, but qualified with wins over Canada and Kenya

Ireland tied with Zimbabwe. Jeremy Bray scored 115 for Ireland

Niall O’Brien top scored for Ireland with 72 in their win over Pakistan

Following Pakistan's shock loss to Ireland, Pakistani coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room. Jamaican police had initially launched a murder investigation into Woolmer's death but later confirmed that he died of heart failure

Super 8 stage

Played as a round-robin but each of the eight teams played only six new matches, rather than seven – each group's two representatives carried forward their result against each other rather than play again

Hayden scored 158 for Australia against West Indies

Hayden scored 103 for Australia against New Zealand. Hayden’s third century in this World Cup

Lasith Malinga took 4 wickets in 4 balls for Sri Lanka against South Africa

AB De Villiers scored146 for South Africa against West Indies

Paul Collingwood top scored for England with 90 in the victory over Ireland

Pietersen scored 104 for England in the defeat by Australia

England were eliminated after losing to South Africa by nine wickets. Andrew Hall took 5-18

In the final match, West Indies scored 300, England replying with 301-9. Kevin Pietersen scored 100 and Stuart Broad hit the winning run with one ball remaining. This was Brian Lara’s final match for the West Indies. Rudi Koertzen umpired in his 173rd ODI, breaking David Shepherd’s record


Sri Lanka 289-5 (Jayawardene 115) New Zealand 208

Murilitharan took 4-31 for Sri Lanka

South Africa 149 Australia 153-3

McGrath took his 25th wicket, to set a new record for wickets in a World Cup. Shaun Tait took 4-39


Australia 281-4 (Gilchrist 149) Sri Lanka 215-8. Played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown

The start of play was delayed due to rain, and the match was reduced to 38 overs per side

Gilchrist hit 149 off104 balls, including eight sixes

At the end of the 33rd over, with Sri Lanka still trailing the adjusted Duckworth-Lewis target by 37 runs, the umpires suspended the game due to bad light. While Australia's players began to celebrate, the umpires incorrectly announced that because the match was suspended due to light and not rain, the final three overs would have to be bowled the following day. With Sri Lanka needing 61 runs from 18 deliveries, Mahela Jayawardene agreed there was no need to return the following day, and instructed his team to resume batting, with Ricky Ponting agreeing to play only spinners. The umpires later apologised for their error: the match should have ended then. The last three overs were played in almost complete darkness

Australia won by 53 runs (Duckworth-Lewis method)

Man of the match – Adam Gilchrist

Most runs – Matthew Hayden (659)

Most wickets – Glenn McGrath (26)

Man of the tournament – Glenn McGrath

Both Herschelle Gibbs and Matthew Hayden were awarded honorary citizenship of Saint Kitts and Nevis after their individual record-breaking feats

2011 India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Australia and New Zealand put in a joint bid to host the tournament

As per ICC regulations, all 10 full members automatically qualified for the World Cup. Ireland, Canada, the Netherlands and Kenya also qualified

Pakistan were stripped of their hosting rights following the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore

The first round of the tournament consisted of two groups of seven teams. Each team in a group played all the others once, and the top four from each group qualified for the quarter-finals

The official mascot of the tournament was Stumpy, a young elephant

Group stage

In the opening match in Group A, New Zealand scored the 70 runs needed to beat Kenya in 8 overs

Kenya bowled 37 wides against Pakistan, equalling the ODI record

Ross Taylor hits131 for New Zealand against Pakistan, including seven sixes

Tharanga and Dilshan put on 282 for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe to set a new World Cup record for the first wicket. Dilshan takes 4-4 in the Zimbabwe innings

Australia lost their final group stage match against Pakistan, ending an unbeaten streak of 34 World Cup matches

Netherlands 292-6 (Ryan ten Doeschate 119) England 296-4

India: 338 (Tendulkar 120, Bresnan 5-48); England: 338-8 (Strauss 158). Match tied. With two runs needed from the final delivery of the match, Graeme Swann drove Munaf Patel to cover for a single

England: 327-8; Ireland: 329-7 (Kevin O’Brien 113). Jonathan Trott top scored for England with 92. O’Brien scored 113 off 63 balls, including 6 sixes. His 100 came off 50 balls, the fastest century in World Cup history at the time

England lost to Bangladesh, but qualified for the quarter-finals by beating West Indies

Bangladesh were bowled out for 58 by West Indies


England: 229-6; Sri Lanka: 231-0 (Dilshan 108, Tharanga 102). Trott top scored for England with 86

Australia: 260-6; (Ponting 104); India: 261-5. Yuvray Singh scored an unbeaten 57 for India

West Indies 112 Pakistan 113-0

New Zealand 221-8 South Africa 172


New Zealand 217 Sri Lanka 220-5

India 260-9 Pakistan 231

Anti-aircraft missiles were deployed at Mohali to prevent any air attacks. An estimated one billion people saw the match on television

Tendulkar top scored for India with 85. Wahab Riaz took 5-46

Misbah ul-Haq top scored for Pakistan with 56


Sri Lanka 274-6 (Jayawardene 103) India 277-4 (Gambhir 97, Dhoni 91). Played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Man of the match – Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Muttiah Muralidaran's last ODI match. This match also recorded the highest successful run chase by any team in a World Cup Final

India became the first team to win the World Cup on home soil

Leading run scorer – Tillakaratne Dilshan (500)

Leading wicket takers – Shahid Afridi, Zaheer Khan (21)

Man of the tournament – Yuvraj Singh

2015 Australia and New Zealand

Immediately after the 2011 World Cup, it was decided that the next tournament would be reduced to only feature the 10 full members. This was met with criticism from a number of associate nations, especially from Ireland. Following support shown by the ICC Cricket Committee for a qualification process, the ICC retracted their decision and decided that 14 teams would participate

Afghanistan qualified for the first time. Ireland, Scotland, and the UAE also qualified

Group stage

Australia 342-9 (Finch 135, Finn 5-71 including a hat-trick) England 231 (Taylor 98, Mitchell Marsh 5-33)

England 123 (Southee 7-33) New Zealand 125.2 (12.2 overs)

McCullum scored 77 off 25 balls including seven sixes, and reached his half-century off 18 balls, a World Cup record

Finn conceded 49 runs in two overs

Moeen Ali scored 128 against Scotland

England 309-6 (Root 121) Sri Lanka 312-1 (Thirimanne 139, Sangakkara 117)

Root became the youngest England player to score a century at the World Cup

Bangladesh 275-7 (Mahmudullah 103) England 260

England were eliminated from the World Cup following the loss to Bangladesh

Scotland lost four batsmen out first ball against New Zealand

Australia posted a World Cup record total of 417-6 as they beat Afghanistan by 275 runs – the biggest winning margin in the tournament's history

Glenn Maxwell hit the second-fastest century in World Cup history (51 balls) for Australia against Sri Lanka

Afghanistan won first-ever match in World Cup, against Scotland

Scotland lost all six matches

Kyle Coetzer scored Scotland's first ever World Cup century, against Bangladesh

Majid Haq, Scotland’s most-capped player, was sent home from the World Cup for posting a racist tweet

West Indies 304-7 (Simmons 102) Ireland 307-6 (Stirling 92, Joyce 84, Niall O’Brien 79)

Gayle and Samuels 372 put on for the second wicket for West Indies against Zimbabwe. Gayle scored 215, the first double century in World Cup history. Gayle also hit 16 sixes in recording the fastest ever ODI 200 (off 138 balls)

Sangakkara became the first batsman to hit four consecutive World Cup centuries

South Africa 408-5 against West Indies. De Villiers hit the fastest ever 150 in ODIs, in 64 balls

Ireland 237 (Porterfield 107) Pakistan 241-3

This was the final group match. Ireland were knocked out of the World Cup, finishing fourth in Pool B behind West Indies on net run rate


New Zealand 393-6 West Indies 250

Martin Guptill made 237, the highest score in World Cup history

Sri Lanka 133 South Africa 134-1

JP Duminy took a hat-trick for South Africa

Pakistan 213 Australia 216-4

Josh Hazlewood took 4-35 for Australia

India 302-6 (Sharma 137) Bangladesh 193


South Africa: 281-5; New Zealand: 299-6. New Zealand won by 6 wickets (Duckworth-Lewis method)

Grant Elliott top scored for New Zealand with 84, hitting a six off the penultimate ball to win the game

Australia 328-7 (Steve Smith 105) India 233


New Zealand:183 (Elliott 83) Australia 186-3 (Clarke 74). Played at MCG, Melbourne. Attendance – 93,013, the largest ever crowd in Australia.

Man of the match – James Faulkner (3-36)

Steve Smith became the first man to score five successive World Cup half-centuries

Umpires – Richard Kettleborough and Kumar Dharmasena

This was New Zealand's first World Cup Final. They had previously lost in the semi-final on six occasions

Australia won the World Cup for the fifth time

Michael Clarke dedicated the victory to Phillip Hughes

Mitchell Starc ended the tournament with the best ever World Cup bowling average

Most runs – Martin Guptill (547)

Most wickets – Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult (22)

Man of the tournament – Mitchell Starc

2019 England and Wales

The 10-team-tournament gained much criticism due to the lack of associate teams. England and the seven teams who had already qualified through their ranking in the ICC ODI Championship were joined by Afghanistan and West Indies, who were the top two teams in the 2018 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, held in Zimbabwe. The group stage was a single round-robin group with the top four teams qualifying through to the knockout stage

Group Stage

England beat South Africa in the opening match, played at The Oval

Pakistan beat England, despite Root and Buttler scoring centuries

England scored 397-6 against Afghanistan. Eoin Morgan scored a century off 57 balls and hit 17 sixes. Rashid Khan conceded 110 runs in 9 overs

David Warner scored 166 for Australia against Bangladesh

Aaron Finch scored 100 for Australia against England. Jason Behrendorff took 5-44

Mohammed Shami took a hat-trick for India against Afghanistan

Trent Boult took a hat-trick for New Zealand against Australia. Mitchell Starc took 5-26 in the same match

India only lost one match, to England. Bairstow and Rohit Sharma scored centuries

India won the group, ahead of Australia, England and New Zealand, who qualified for the semi-finals by having a higher net run rate than Pakistan

Afghanistan lost all nine matches


New Zealand 239-8 India 221. Match played at Old Trafford

Australia 223 (Smith 85) England 226-2 (Roy 85). Match played at Edgbaston


New Zealand 241-8 (Nicholls 55) England 241 (Stokes 84). Match tied

Super Over: England 15-0 (Stokes and Buttler. over bowled by Boult) New Zealand 15-1 (Guptill and Neesham, over bowled by Archer). Guptill run out off last ball, ball thrown in by Roy

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena admitted to an error in the last over when he awarded 6 runs instead of 5 as the batsmen had not crossed, after the ball deflected off Stokes’s bat to the boundary

England won on boundary countback (26-17)

Match played at Lords

Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus

Man of the match – Ben Stokes

Most runs – Rohit Shama (648)

Most wickets – Mitchell Starc (27)

Man of the tournament – Kane Williamson

2023   India

India was selected as the host at an ICC meeting in London in 2013

The tournament will feature ten teams


Steve Bucknor umpired in five consecutive World Cup finals from 1992 to 2007

David Shepherd umpired in three consecutive World Cup finals in 1996, 1999 and 2003

Kepler Wessels played for Australia in 1983 and South Africa in 1992

Anderson Cummins played for West Indies in 1992 and Canada in 2007

Javed Miandad was the first person to score 1000 runs in the World Cup

Javed Miandad and Sachin Tendulkar are the only players to appear in six World Cups

Most runs – Tendulkar (2278)

Most runs in a single tournament – Tendulkar (673)

Most wickets – McGrath (71)

Most wickets in a single tournament – McGrath (26)

Most dismissals – Sangakkara (54)

Lasith Malinga is the only player to have taken two hat-tricks – against South Africa in 2007 and Kenya in 2011

The best performance by a non-full-member team came when Kenya made the semi-finals of the 2003 tournament

Scotland have never won a match in the World Cup