After six weeks of exhilarating cricket, the ICC World Cup 2015 came to an end on March 29th at MCG as Australia defeated New Zealand to win the coveted title for the fifth time. They played hard cricket throughout the tournament and were the deserving winners. All in all, the teams that participated produced excellent cricket throughout the tournament and thoroughly entertained the followers of the game worldwide. Let us take a look at the 2015 World Cup in numbers:
–> Total number of balls bowled: 25055
–> Dot Balls: 13450
–> Fours: 2173
–> Sixes: 463
–> Centuries: 38
–> Most DOTS by a bowler: Trent Boult (NZ)- 336
–> Most DOTS by a batsmen: Samiullah Shenwari (AFG)- 299
–> Most dismissals by a wicket-keeper: Brad Haddin (AUS)- 16
–> Most catches as a fielder: Rilee Rossouw (SA) – 9
–> Highest Partnership: Chris Gayle/ Marlon Samuels – 372 vs Zimbabwe
–> Highest Team Total: Australia 417/6 vs Afghanistan
–> Lowest Team Total: UAE 102 vs India
–> Best Bowling Figures: Tim Southee (NZ) – 7/33 vs England
–> India, Ireland and Zimbabwe were the only three teams that were not dismissed for less than 200 throughout the tournament.
–> India were the subject of the fewest LBW appeals at #CWC15 (10). Australia (22) faced the most.