Five incidents when associate nations upset giants on big occasions
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Five incidents when associate nations upset giants on big occasions

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In the history of cricket, there are occasions when minnows defeated giants on a big occasion like World Cup or World T20 and took the world by storm.

Here are five incidents  when associate nations upset giants in the world cricket.

Kenya defeated West Indies: In the 1996 World Cup Kenya from nowhere, Kenya defeated West Indies, one of the biggest contenders for the world cup.

Kenya was a rising associate nation in the world of cricket. Against a dangerous bowling side comprising of Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, and Ian Bishop, Kenyan batsmen somehow managed to score a total of 166 runs.

Walsh took three wickets and Curtly Ambrose took two while spinner Roger Harper took three wickets.

The target was too small, but the twist was about to come in the second innings of the match when West Indies came to bat which was comprised of great batsmen like Brian Lara, ShivarineChanderpaul and Richie Richardson.

But on a Poona pitch medium pacer Maurice Odumbe and Rajab Ali rattled the West Indies batting line-up with three-wicket haul respectively.

Asif Karim and Martin Suji also bowled tight spells which didn’t let West Indies batsmen to open their hand and play a shot.

The West Indies side lost the match by 73 runs as they failed to cross the 100-run mark. West Indies were all out for 93 runs. After the match, criticism ripped part West Indies team, however, they managed to qualify for the semifinal only to lost to Australia.

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