10 Largest Victories in Cricket World Cup

The ICC World Cup is the biggest cricket Tournament on planet earth, and like the world cups of all other sports, these also come back every four years. The speculations and expectations regarding this tournament is away very high, considering the fact that players get four years in between to prepare themselves and give their best, so that the teams they play for can lift the cup.

While it is true that only one team can lift the trophy at the end of the tournament, it is also true that the teams give each other great competition, and there are some great matches to watch for the audience. It is a moment of great pride and excitement when one of the teams wins, and gets a step closer to the tournament victory. Let us take a look at the 10 Largest Victories in Cricket World Cup.

10 Largest Victories in Cricket World Cup

10. West Indies against Netherlands (2011)

10 Largest Victories in Cricket World Cup
10 Largest Victories in Cricket World Cup

The 13th match of Group B in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 28th February 2011, at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi, between West Indies and Netherlands. The Netherlands won the toss and opted to field first. West Indies made a total of 330 runs with a loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs of their first innings. The West Indian batsman Kieron Pollard scored a fantastic 60 runs in just 27 balls with 5 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries. The Netherlands, while chasing the target set by West Indies, scored just 115 runs while losing all of their 10 wickets. West Indian bowler Kemar Roach took 6 wickets in his 8.3-over bowling spell while giving just 27 runs with an economy rate of 3.17. West Indies won the world cup match by 215 runs and Kemar Roach was declared Player of the Match for his one-of-a-kind bowling performance.

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9. Australia against New Zealand (2007)

10 Largest Victories in Cricket World Cup
10 Largest Victories in Cricket World Cup

The 47th match of Super Eights in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 20th April 2007, at the National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, between Australia and New Zealand. Australia won the toss and chose to bat first and made a total of 348 runs, losing 6 wickets in 50 overs of their first innings. Australian batsman Matthew Hayden scored an awesome 103 runs in 100 balls with 10 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. New Zealand, while chasing the target in their second innings, lost all their 10 wickets with just 133 runs in 25.5 overs. Australian bowler Brad Hogg took 4 wickets in his 6.5-over bowling spell out of which 1 over was maiden while yielding just 29 runs with an economy rate of 4.24. Australia won the world cup match by 215 runs and Matthew Hayden was declared Player of the Match for his superior world cup batting innings.

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8. South Africa against Netherlands (2007)

10 Largest Victories in Cricket World Cup
10 Largest Victories in Cricket World Cup

The 7th match of Group A in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 16th March 2007, at the Warner Park Ground, Basseterre, between South Africa and Netherlands. Netherlands won the toss and decided to field first. South Africa made a total of 353 runs with just 3 wickets gone in 40 overs of their batting innings. South African batsman Jacques Kallis scored a marvelous 128 runs in just 109 balls with 11 boundaries and 5 over-boundaries. Netherlands, while chasing the target in their second innings, scored just 132 runs in their 40 overs while surrendering 9 wickets. South African bowler Justin Kemp took 2 wickets in his 4-over bowling spell while conceding just 18 runs with an economy rate of 4.50. South Africa won the world cup match by 221 runs and Herschelle Gibbs was declared Player of the Match for his 72 runs innings in just 40 balls.

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