The 2015 World Cup was the 11th edition of the cricket jamboree. For the first time, cricket world cup was played in 1975, since then cricket has been held in England, Indian subcontinent, Australia and New Zealand, and South Africa. The marquee tournament has given us memorable cricketing moments in each world cup. The International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing body of the game, conducted the voting to decide the top 100 cricketing moments of the world cups ever.
Sportzwiki made a list of top 10 cricketing moments of world cups ever
*the moments have been decided according to the number of votes
1)The unbelievable climax in 1999 (Votes 48,179)
South Africa was needing one runs from final three balls with nine wickets down. Lance Klusener, who produced rollicking performance throughout the tournament, was on strike. But he Allan Donald failed to hear his call for single as a result Australia reached the final.
2) Dhoni delivers World Cup glory for India (Votes 42,755)
Indian captain MS Dhoni elevated himself at No. 4 in 2011 World Cup final. In reply to Sri Lanka’s 278, India lost three wickets inside 120 runs. Dhoni scored 91 off 79 balls and hit a six to win the World Cup for at Wankhede at 28 years of long wait.
3) India claims sensational triumph in 1983 final (Votes 35,292)
India had lost 28 of their 40 one day internationals prior to the 1983 World Cup under different captains. Indian captain Kapil Dev won the world cup in a low scoring match defeating mighty West Indies.
4) Kevin O’Brein makes history in Ireland’s most famous night (Votes 30, 602)
March 1, 2011, is the date that will live in Irish sporting folklore as Kevin O’Brein made a headline in the front pages of Irish dailies. With a stunning win over England. His century from 50 balls was the fastest in the history of world cup.
5) Wasim Akram shines in 1992 final (Votes 27, 984)
The World Cup final of 1992 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Pakistan was 197 for 4. At this juncture, Akram scored a quickfire 33 off 18 balls that helped Pakistan to put 149 for 6 on board. Akram then took three English wickets including two off two balls.
6) Shane Warne works his magic to take title in 1999 (Votes 26, 367)
Legendary spinner Shane Warne showed why he was big match performer in 1999 in the final as he spun out Pakistan with a fascinating spell 4 for 33 to guide Australia to eight wickets victory that gave Australia the second world cup title after 1987.
7) Collins Obuya’s dream spell in the 2003 World Cup (Votes 24,115)
Sanath Jayasuriya’s worst nightmare came true on February 24, 2003, when spirited performance from Collins Obuya, who took 5 for 24 helped Kenya register a memorable victory against Sri Lanka in a group match of the ICC 2003 World Cup
8) Dwayne Leverock’s stunning one-handed catch the slip (Votes 23,345)
Wearing a number 99, a police by profession and weigh 127 kg Bermuda’s Dwayne Leverock took a stunning catch of Indian opener Robin Uthappa at slip cordon.
9) Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda de Silva led Sri Lanka to memorable triumph (Votes 2,983)
The first World Cup final for Sri Lanka in 1996 World Cup has showed how far Sri Lanka came in cricket. Many have not given them a chance in the final against Australia. But, a combination aggressive captain and a fighter allrounder notched up a history and brought the cup in the emerald isle.
10) King and the king steal the show in 1979 (Votes 20,897)
In 1970’s West Indies were the most formidable side in the world. West indies defended heir title after winning 1975. West indies defeated England in 1979 final. Sir Vivian Richards and Collis King stole the show in a 92 run win over England.