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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. We have compiled the list of 10 Largest Victories in Cricket World 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

Australia against Afghanistan (2015)

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

The 26th match of Pool A in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 4th March 2015, at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth, between Australia and Afghanistan. Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field first. Australia made a total of 417 runs with 6 wickets down in 50 overs in their first innings. David Warner scored a marvelous 178 runs in 133 balls with 19 boundaries and 5 over-boundaries. Afghanistan, while chasing the target in the second innings, lost all their 10 wickets with just 142 runs in 37.3 overs. Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson took 4 wickets in his 7.3-over bowling spell while giving just 22 runs to the opponents with an economy rate of 2.93. Australia won the world cup match by 275 runs and David Warner was declared Player of the Match for his batting performance.

India against Bermuda (2007)

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

The 12th match of Group B in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 19th March 2007, at the Queen’s Park Oval ground, Port of Spain, between India and Bermuda. Bermuda won the toss and decided to field first. India made a total of 413 runs with 5 wickets lost in 50 overs in their first innings. Virender Sehwag scored an amazing 114 runs in just 87 balls with 17 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries. Bermuda, while chasing the target in the second innings, lost all their 10 wickets with just 156 runs in 43.1 overs. Indian bowler Ajit Agarkar took 3 wickets in his 10-over bowling spell while conceding just 38 runs to Bermuda with an economy rate of 3.80. India won the world cup match by 257 runs and Virender Sehwag was declared Player of the Match for his fantastic batting performance.

South Africa against West Indies (2015)

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

The 19th match of Pool B in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 27th February 2015, at the Sydney Cricket Ground between South Africa and West Indies. South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first and made a total of 408 runs with 5 wickets gone in 50 overs in their first innings. AB de Villiers scored a superior 162 runs in just 66 balls with 17 boundaries and 8 over-boundaries.

West Indies, while chasing the target in the second innings, lost all their 10 wickets with just 151 runs in 33.1 overs. South African bowler Imran Tahir took 5 wickets in his 10-over bowling spell out of which 2 overs were maidens while yielding just 45 runs with an economy rate of 4.50. South Africa won the world cup match by 257 runs and AB de Villiers was declared Player of the Match for his blustering batting performance.

Australia against Namibia (2003)

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

The 31st match of Pool A in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 27th February 2003, at the North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom, between Australia and Namibia. Australia won the toss and selected to bat first and made a total of 301 runs, losing 6 wickets, in 50 overs in their first innings. Matthew Hayden scored a fantastic 88 runs in just 73 balls with 9 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries. Namibia, while chasing the target in the second innings, lost all their 10 wickets with just 45 runs in 14 overs. Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath took 7 wickets in his 7-over bowling spell out of which 4 overs were maidens while giving just 15 runs with an economy rate of 2.14. Australia won the world cup match by 256 runs and Glenn McGrath was declared Player of the Match for his disastrous bowling performance.

Sri Lanka against Bermuda (2007)

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

The 4th match of Group B in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 15th March 2007, at the Queen’s Park Oval Ground, Port of Spain, between Sri Lanka and Namibia. Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first and made a total of 321 runs with 6 wickets lost in 50 overs in their first innings. Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene scored a fantastic 85 runs in 90 balls with 6 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries.

Namibia, while chasing the target set by Sri Lanka, lost all their 10 wickets with just 78 runs in 24.4 overs. Sri Lankan fast bowler Farveez Maharoof took 4 wickets in his 7-over bowling spell out of which 1 over was maidens while conceding just 23 runs with an economy rate of 3.28. Sri Lanka won the world cup match by 243 runs and Mahela Jayawardene was declared Player of the Match for his superior batting innings.

South Africa against Netherlands (2011)

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

The 16th match of Group B in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 3rd March 2011, at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, between the Netherlands and South Africa. The Netherlands won the toss and chose to field first. South Africa made a total of 351 runs with a loss of 5 wickets in 50 overs in their first innings. South African batsman AB de Villiers scored an amazing 134 runs in just 98 balls with 13 boundaries and 3 over-boundaries.

Netherlands, while chasing the target in the second innings, lost all their 10 wickets with just 120 runs in 34.5 overs. Imran Tahir took 3 wickets in his 6.5-over bowling spell while yielding  just 19 runs with an economy rate of 2.78. South Africa won the world cup match by 231 runs and AB de Villiers was declared Player of the Match for his superb batting innings.

Australia against Netherlands (2007)

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

The 10th match of Group A in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was played on 18th March 2007, at the Warner Park Ground, Basseterre, between Australia and Netherlands. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first and made a total of 358 runs with 5 wickets lost in 50 overs of their first innings. Australian batsman Brad Hodge scored an awesome 123 runs in just 89 balls with 8 boundaries and 7 over-boundaries. Netherlands, while chasing the target in their second innings, lost all their 10 wickets with just 129 runs in 26.5 overs. Australian bowler Brad Hogg took 4 wickets in his 4.5-over bowling spell while giving just 27 runs with an economy rate of 5.58. Australia won the world cup match by 229 runs and Brad Hodge was declared Player of the Match for his marvelous batting innings.

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.

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.

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.

Most of the times these largest victories in terms of scores takes place when it is the clash between the best in the business and the young in the business.

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