The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 concluded with a spectacular final showdown at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, where Australia emerged triumphant by defeating India. The thrilling summit clash marked the end of a multi-team tournament that witnessed an array of records set by teams and players alike. On that note, let’s have a look at the key records created at the Cricket World Cup 2023 in India:
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- Every team triumphs: A historic feat
- Most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup – 765
- Fastest-ever to 50 Wickets in World Cup – 17 Innings
- Most Centuries at the Cricket World Cup – 7
- Most successful team – Australia
- Most runs conceded in a single edition of World Cup – 533
Every team triumphs: A historic feat
In a historic first, every participating team in the tournament managed to secure victory in at least two games, showcasing the competitive spirit and balance in this edition of the global cricket extravaganza.
Most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup – 765
Indian cricket icon Virat Kohli showcased his brilliance with the bat, finishing as the highest run-scorer in the tournament with an astounding 765 runs at an average of 95.62. Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s 2003 record of 673 runs, leaving an indelible mark on World Cup history.
Fastest-ever to 50 Wickets in World Cup – 17 Innings
In a standout performance, Mohammed Shami, filling in for the injured Hardik Pandya, became the fastest bowler to reach 50 wickets in World Cup history. Shami’s exceptional bowling saw him claim 24 wickets at an impressive average of 10.7, marking a remarkable feat in just 17 innings.
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Most Centuries at the Cricket World Cup – 7
Indian captain Rohit Sharma exhibited his batting prowess by scoring 597 runs at an average of 54.27 and a strike rate of 125.94. Rohit’s seventh century in Cricket World Cup history made him the leading century-maker in the tournament, surpassing the legendary Tendulkar.
Most successful team – Australia
Australia secured their status as the most successful team in Cricket World Cup history by clinching the trophy for a record sixth time. Their first triumph came in 1987, and subsequently, they etched their names on the trophy in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015, reaffirming their dominance in the cricketing world.
Most runs conceded in a single edition of World Cup – 533
Pakistan’s fast bowler Haris Rauf faced a challenging tournament, conceding a staggering 533 runs. This unfortunate record marked an ignominious statistic, making Rauf the bowler who conceded the most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup.
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