Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Sunday, March 01, 2015
AB de Villiers’ love affair with West Indies. He made consistent centuries against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup! In 2007, made his maiden ODI hundred, 146 from just 130 balls including 5 sixes and 12 fours. In 2011, made 107* runs and then in 2015, made 162* runs in 66 balls, including 8 sixes and 17 fours.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Seven Wickets taken by Tim Southee, the most by a New Zealand bowler in ODIs. There have been 3 occasions, when a New Zealand bowler taking six wickets, two of them belonging to Shane Bond. Moreover two number of times in World Cups that a bowler has returned better bowling figures than Southee. Glenn McGrath (7 for 15) and Andy Bichel (7 for 20) did this during the 2003 World Cup, against Namibia and England respectively. This is the ninth instance of a bowler taking seven wickets in an ODI.
Best Figures in ODI Cricket
Best Bowling Figures From New Zealand
Best Bowling Figures in World Cup
New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum just belted the fastest 50 in World Cup history. Records tumble in Wellington on Feb 20, 2015. Brendon McCullum hit 50 off 18 balls for New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup. The record for the fastest ODI fifty was made earlier this year, by AB de Villiers, when he reached 50 off 16 balls against West Indies.
|BB McCullum Hits Fastest World Cup Fifty against England Feb 20, 2015 @ Getty Images|
Monday, February 16, 2015
Minnows Ireland stunned the West Indies at Nelson on Feb 16, 2015 beating them by 6 wickets to register the first upset win of the World Cup 2015
Minnows Ireland stunned the West Indies at Nelson on Monday, beating them by 6 wickets to register the first upset win of the World Cup. Ireland batsman Peter Stirling smashed 92 off 84 balls and England discard Ed Joyce hit 84 off 67 balls. While Stirling and Joyce put up a 104-run stand for the second wicket, Ed Joyce and Niell O' Brian added 96 for the 3rd wicket to put Ireland firmly on the path of victory.
|Paul Stirling plays a sweep shot against West Indies in CWC 2015 © Getty Images|
Successful 300 chases in World Cups
- Ireland 329 for 7 v England in 2011
- Sri Lanka 313 for 7 v Zimbabwe in 1992
- Ireland 307 for 4 v Netherlands in 2011
- Ireland 307 for 6 v West Indies in 2015
- England 301 for 9 v West Indies in 2007