Cricket World Cup’s Most Memorable Matches
At a time when ICC World cup is just around the corner, there it seems perfect to remember the 5 most memorable World cup matches. Whether you’re betting on cricket or not, these matches will revive your passion for the Cricket World Cup.
1983 – World Cup Finale
The finale of a cricket World Cup is always grand but the 1983 one holds a special place in the hearts of millions of Indian cricket fans. Perhaps that is why recently a movie has also been announced on it. If you go in the flashback then you will find that those were the days when cricket match predictions were not much popular in India. People were not much interested in cricket as India was not on the list of top 5 countries playing cricket. At that time it was West Indies that dominated the game and India was just trying to put its best in the match. Kapil Dev team had only to gain and so they did. Chasing a total of 183 runs target from India, West Indies got wrapped up at 15o runs in just 52 Ov. Who can forget the dismissal of Vivian Richards in the match? The catch of Kapil Dev still reminds that history is created by the courage and not just by talent.
2003 – India Vs Pakistan
No match could be as exciting as India Vs Pakistan. It just raises the level of mercury and not only cricket betting sites in India but also the ones around the world become active. Both the teams have different types of pressure which are evident in their body language. Something like that was the situation in 2003 when round-robin match between India and Pakistan was played. With a century by Saeed Anwar, Pakistan was able to put up a decent score of 273 runs fur India and in response to this imposing score, the openers from the Indian cricket team Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were out of control, particularly Tendulkar who was in his best form. He couldn’t get a century but his 98 off 75 balls just left the opponent team balling stellar performers like Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, and even Wasim Akram fall flat. India won the match and this is still counted as one of the best ICC World cup matches between India-Pakistan.
1992 – Zimbabwe Vs England
Although Zimbabwe was never considered much of a strong opponent in those days, still this match is remembered. For those who look for ICC World Cup betting tips might find this match interesting as things turned here after the first innings. This shows that you never know when the match could swing in favor of the other team. To a certain extent behind the victory of Zimbabwe, Geoff Boycott (former English captain-turned-commentator) comment was quite instrumental. During the lunch break when he met the then captain of Zimbabwe cricket team, Dave Houghton, Boycott condescendingly dismissed any chance of his team winning the match. Houghton and his team took the words so seriously that they were able to defend who their total of only 134 runs. Eddo Brandes did justice and ensured that the English batting line gets settled for 125 runs.
1996 – World Cup Finale
Mark Taylor must have thought that his last World Cup will be something which Australian cricket lovers would remember but sadly things didn’t turn up his way. Writing the script of triumph, Arjuna Ranatunga and Aravinda de Silva duo helped Sri Lanka recover from 23 for 2. They not only helped the Sri Lanka Cricket team chase a total of 241 runs but also ensured that they bag the World Cup Trophy home. Many cricket match predictions do not go well and the same thing happened in this match as Aravinda de Silva was able to score a fantastic century that led the World Cup trophy slip from the hands of the Australian Cricket team of 1996.
1999 – South Africa Vs Australia
It is not usual that a semifinal match is remembered more than the final but the 1999 South Africa vs Australia is an exception. The score of 213 runs was not quite enough from the Australia side but when a legend like Shane Warne is at its best, then no one can deter victory. Only one run was needed to get from three balls by Allan Donald and Lance Klusener, yet they couldn’t. The bet on cricket was high and things seemed to be in South Africa’s hand. Still, it didn’t go as speculated. The run-out of Allan Donald changed the course of this match. The match ended on a tie and Australia eventually moved to the final match due to its higher points in the previous round.
If you are someone who is looking for ICC CWC 2019 betting tips must take all these World Cup matches quite seriously. These matches appeared to be on some other side in the first innings but by the end, things did take a turn and a team which was not predicted to be a winner came out victorious.
Submitted by JM