Cricket matches are the favorite timepass which entertains and attracts attention Worldwide. Since the advent of One day Internationals and T-20 the game, cricket is drawing lots of crowd on the ground and millions of spectators around the Television. The ODI World Cup is most popular event in cricket. 14 countries are particapting in the current World Cup. The criteria for popularity include nail biting finish in last over, rivalry among the neighboring countries, fight between top ODI teams and the favorite teams depending upon of betting of games and upsets of favorite teams losses.

Here we look at the top 5 matches of Current World Cup keeping in the view of above criteria.

  1. NewZealand vs Australia

The New Zealand vs Australia match played at Auckland on the 28th Feburary was one of the nail bitting matches of the World Cup till now. Australia won the toss and choose to bat. They started well scoring 68 runs for 1 wicket at the end of 10 overs. After that Trent Boult came and picked up 5 wickets to skittle the Australian batting to a paltry score of 151. Chasing 152 Brendon Mcullum scored 50 runs off 24 balls. At one stage they were cruising at 138 for 5. Mitchell Starc picked 2 wickets in an over to reduce the Kiwis to 146 for 9. Kane Williamson took the strike and hit the winning runs to help NewZeleand win the match by 1 wicket with 161 balls to spare. 

  1. Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka

Afghanistan gave a tough fight to Sri Lankan team. This match was played on the 22nd Feburary 2015 at Dunedin. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field. Afghanistan scored 232 runs. While Chasing Sri Lanka lost 4 wickets for 51 runs, but Jayawarnde and Mathews put up a good partnership to steady the things. Jayawarnde scored a 100. Then Perera came and scored a quickfire 46 to help Sri Lanka win the match by 4 wickets with 10 balls to spare.  

  1. Afghanstan vs Scotland

It was another nail biting finish in the tournament between two associate nations. This match was played at Dunedin on the 26th of February. Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.  Scotland batting was a disappointment. The top scorer for Scotland was Mchan and Haq scoring 31 each. Scotland was bowled out for 210. Afghanistan chasing was struggling at 97 for 7. Shenwari played an excellent knock of 96 and was caught out. The last wicket needed 19 runs, Zadran and Hasan played sensibly, won the match by 1 wicket with 3 balls to spare. 

  1. Pakistan vs Zimbwawe

It was another exciting match in the tournament. This match was played today in Brisbane. Pakistan won toss and elected to bat. They were struggling to get a good total but Wahab Riaz scored 56 important runs to get Pakistan 235 for 7. While Chasing Zimbawawe were on track but they lost the plot after losing the 5th wicket that changed the whole complextion of the match. Pakistan finally won the match by 20 runs.

  1. Ireland vs UAE

It was another nail biting finish in the tournament. This match was played at Brisbane on the 25th Feburary 2015. UAE won the toss and elected to bat. They were struggling at 131 for 6. Shaiman Anwar and Ajmad Javed played some excellent shots. Anwar completed the first century for UAE. UAE scored 285. While chasing Ireland were struggling at 97 for 4. Gary Wilson and Balbrine put a good partnership of 74. After that Kevin O Brian played a quickfire knock of 50 off 25 balls but was out. Gary Wilson scored 80 runs and got out when Ireland required 12 runs. Dockrell and Cusack survived some anxious moments but Irleand won the match by 2 wickets with balls to spare.  

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