New Records In The Cricket World Cup History

Cricket is one of the most popular games of the world that is watched by billions of people across the globe. It has gained much pace over the years with invention of T20 matches. There is one thing that makes it more interesting than a number of other games and that is the making of new records and breaking of old ones. In the ICC cricket world cup of 2019 too many records have been made and the old ones were broken by the outstanding players of the tournament. The following is an overview of some of the facts and figures of the cricket world cup 2019 that made the new history of cricket.

More Than Five Centuries In A Tournament

Some records are hard to break and one record in 142 years of international cricket history is that of hitting five centuries in one tournament. This first record of five centuries in a tournament was made back in 1955 by a West Indian player Sir Clyde Walcott in a test series against Australia. The record stayed unbroken for 64 years when at last in the world cup 2019 Rohit Sharma a talented Indian batsman hit five centuries in one tournament. His outstanding batting record in this world cup is 122 not out against South Africa, 140 against Pakistan, 102 against England, 104 against Bangladesh, and 103 against Sri Lanka. He is the highest scorer of the event. The young Indian opener made 648 runs in the tournament to make his country proud of him.

Youngest And Highest Wicket Taker Of A Series

The record that was yet to be made is made by the young bowler of the Pakistan team Shaheen Shah Afridi. He has been the first bowler to dismiss six batsmen from Bangladesh team by giving only 35 runs. This history was made at the Lord’s. The young talent from Pakistan took 16 wickets in just 5 games and made the record of being the youngest bowler to take 5 wickets for 35 runs. No other so young bowler has made such a record in the ICC world cup cricket.

Most Runs In The First World Cup

Till the cricket world cup of 2019 no batsman is his first ever world cup tournament has been able to make a high score. It is the first time that a batsman playing his first world cup has made more than 500 hundred runs in cricket history. Eth opening batsman of English team Jonny Bairstow became the first batsman to score more than 500 runs in the first world cup tournament of his career. Bairstow made total 532 runs in 11 innings. He is one lucky player to start his cricket career with a golden duck. The next batsman who has displayed his expertise in the field of cricket is Pakistan’s Baber Aazam who scored 474 runs in his eight innings. The third best scorer is India’s Rahul Dravid who scored 461 runs in the 1999 series.

500 Runs And Ten Wickets By A Single All-Rounder

Every cricket team has some key batsmen and some key bowlers as well as some expert all-rounders. The cricket team of Bangladesh has an all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan who did not only make 606 runs as a batsman he also took ten wickets in one tournament. He made more than 50 runs in seven out of eight total games played by his team and transformed two of his half centuries into centuries. The first player to make this record was an Indian player named Yuvraj Singh in 2011 who made more than 50 runs two times in the tournament and took 5 for 29 against Bangladesh wickets in the same tournament.

Most Deliveries Without A Six

Different cricket players have different speed of scoring runs. Likewise the bowlers have different rate of economy some bowlers give extras and some do not give a single extra run. Some bowlers give the opponent a single chance of hitting a boundary and some limit the batsmen to singles. In the world cup 2019 tournament the England all-rounder Ben Stokes bowled more than 300 deliveries that are equal to the balls that are bowled in a single inning and no batsman had courage or skill to hit him a six. The second in this line is the bowler from Afghanistan Hamid Hassan who bowled 156 balls and was not hit a six by any batsman. Ben stokes will definitely remember this world cup for his performance and of course the victory in the finals.

The Introduction And Use Of Super Over

According to the international cricket law there is a way to decide a tied match between two teams and that is a super over that is given to both the teams in which they have to display their best game to win it. For the first time in the world cup cricket history this option had to be used in the final game of ICC world cup cricket final match played between England and New Zealand. At completion of 50 overs both the teams ended up with 241 runs so both the teams were awarded a super over to decide the winning side.

For the first time in the history of the game of cricket the super over was used in a T20 match in the year 2008 replacing the bowl-out system that was used for breaking a tie match. The super over was then introduced in the 2011 cricket world cup in the knock-out stage but it was not used. In the 2015 world cup the super over was there to be used only for the final match of the game to break the tie but again it was not needed. But this year 2019 is the first time that the super over has been put to use to break the tie between England and New Zealand. Even the super over failed to decide the winner between the two teams and the match had to be decided on the basis of boundaries hit by the teams in the super over, and England was declared the winner of the world cup 2019.

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