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The tournament is one of the world's most viewed sporting events and is considered the "flagship event of the international cricket calendar" by the ICC.Thefirst ever international cricket matchwas played between Canada and the United States, on the 24 and 25 September 1844.However, the first credited Test matchwas played in 1877 betweenAustraliaandEngland, and the two teams competed regularly forThe Ashesin subsequent years.Cricket was also included as an Olympic sport at the1900 Paris Games, whereGreat BritaindefeatedFranceto win thegold medal. This was the only appearance of cricket at theSummer Olympics.In the late 1970s, Kerry Packer established the rival World Series Cricket (WSC) competition. It introduced many of the features of One DayInternational cricket that are now commonplace, including colored uniforms, matches played at night under floodlights with a white ball and dark sight screens, and, for television broadcasts, multiple camera angles, effects microphones to capture sounds from the players on the pitch, and on-screen graphics. The first of the matches with colored uniforms was the WSC Australians in wattle gold versus WSC West Indians in coral pink, played at VFL Park in Melbourne on 17 January 1979. The success and popularity of the domestic one-day competitions in England and other parts of the world, as well as the early One-Day Internationals, prompted the ICC to consider organizing a Cricket World Cup.India and Pakistan jointly hosted the1987 tournament, the first time that the competition was held outside England.

World Cup records[64]

Batting

Most runsSachin Tendulkar2,278 (19922011)

Highest average(min. 20 inns.)Viv Richards63.31 (19751987)

Highest scoreGary KirstenvUAE188* (1996)

HighestpartnershipSourav Ganguly&Rahul Dravid(2nd wicket) vSri Lanka318 (1999)

Most runs in a tournamentSachin Tendulkar673 (2003)

Bowling

Most wicketsGlenn McGrath71 (19962007)

Lowest average(min. 1000 balls bowled)Glenn McGrath19.21 (19962007)

Best bowling figuresGlenn McGrathvNamibia7/15 (2003)

Most wickets in a tournamentGlenn McGrath26 (2007)

Fielding

Most dismissals (wicket-keeper)Adam Gilchrist39 (19992007)

Most catches (fielder)Ricky Ponting28 (19962011)

Team

Highest scoreIndiavBermuda413/5 (2007)

Lowest scoreCanadavSri Lanka36 (2003)

Highest win%Australia74% (Played 76, Won 55)

Most consecutive winsAustralia25 (19992011)

Most consecutive tournament winsAustralia3 (19992007)

ICC Cricket World Cup

AdministratorInternational Cricket Council(ICC)

FormatOne Day International

First tournament1975(England)

Last tournament2011(India,BangladeshandSri Lanka)

Next tournament2015(AustraliaandNew Zealand)

Tournament formatvarious

Number of teams19(all tournaments)14(most recent)

Current championIndia(2nd title in2011)

Most successfulAustralia(4 titles)

Most runsSachin Tendulkar(2,278)

Most wicketsGlenn McGrath(72)

The 2003 World Cup in South Africa was the first to sport a mascot, Dazzler the zebra. An orange raccoon-like creature known as Mello was the mascot for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Stumpy, a blue elephant was the mascot for the 2011 World Cup.

The full list of winners is:ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) Mitchell Johnson (Australia)ICC Test Cricketer of the Year Mitchell Johnson (Australia)ICC Womens ODI Cricketer of the Year Sarah Taylor (England) ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year AB de Villiers (South Africa)ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year Gary Ballance (England)ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year Preston Mommsen (Scotland)ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year Aaron Finch (Australia)ICC T20I Womens Cricketer of the Year Meg Lanning (Australia)ICC Spirit of Cricket Award Katherine Brunt (England)ICC Umpire of the Year (winning the David Shepherd Trophy) Richard KettleboroughLG Peoples Choice Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)ICC Test Team of the Year is as follows (in batting order):David Warner (Aus)Kane Williamson (NZ)Kumar Sangakkara (SL)AB de Villiers (SA) (wicketkeeper)Joe Root (Eng)Angelo Mathews (SL) (captain)Mitchell Johnson (Aus)Stuart Broad (Eng)Dale Steyn (SA)Rangana Herath (SL)Tim Southee (NZ)Ross Taylor (NZ) (12thman)ICC ODI Team of the Year is as follows (in batting order):Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)Quinton de Kock (SA)Virat Kohli (Ind)George Bailey (Aus)AB de Villiers (SA)MS Dhoni (Ind) (wicketkeeper) (captain)Dwayne Bravo (WI)James Faulkner (Aus)Dale Steyn (SA)Mohammad Shami (Ind)Ajantha Mendis (SL)Rohit Sharma (Ind) (12thman)

Madan lal bowled the first ball in the world cup..India was the only test playing nation which failed to win a game in a 1979 world cup.Pakistan concede 15 runs in extras in low scoring game and lost by 14 runs in 1979 wc to England.Chris old conceded fewer runs than the no. of overs in one of the games of 1979 wc and also took half as many wickets as runs conceded against Canada.

1 .Who hit the first century in the history of World Cup?Dennis Amiss(England) vs India in first match of 1975 WC.2. Which was the first wicket to fall in history of WC?John Jameson(England) vs India in first match of 1975 WC.3. Who took the first wicket of WC?Mohinder Amarnath took wicket of John Jameson (England).4. Who hit the first six in the history of WC?Keith Fletcher.5. Where was the first match of World Cup played?

YearWinning CaptainLosing Captain1975Clive LloydIan Chapell1979Clive LloydMike Brearley1983Kapil DevClive Lloyd1987Allan BorderMike Gatting1991Imran KhanGraham Gooch1995Arjuna RanatungaMark Taylor1999Steve WaughWasim Akram2003Ricky PontingSourav Ganguly2007Ricky PontingMahela Jayawardene2011M.S DhoniKumar SangakkaraLords

1975---controversial batting bySunil Gavaskar(36 from 174 balls, 1 four), who batted through the 60 overs for 36 not out as India scored 132 (3 wickets, 60 overs). This match was treated as a disgrace inIndiaand the players were faced with much criticism.1987--The firsthat-trickin Cricket World Cup history was taken byChetan Sharmaof India duringtheir final group match against New Zealand. He clean bowledKen Rutherford,Ian SmithandEwen Chatfieldwith last three balls of the 42nd over.[2]Navjot Singh Sidhuhit 9 sixes during the tournament the highest number of sixes by a player during a single tournament.This world cup was the last time a sub-continent team didn't feature in the finals of a 50 over World Cup.

1999--Big 3of Indian batting viz. Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly, all of whom showed remarkable consistency. The top 3 highest scores of the tournament were from Indians, which were Ganguly's 183, Dravid's 145 and Tendulkar's 140 not out.2003--India finished off their engagements in Group A with an 82 run victory over England atDurbanand a 6 wicket victory over Pakistan at Centurion. PacemanAshish Nehra achieved 6/23 against England to help India defend 250 as England were all out for 168. The Indian batting was bolstered by half-centuries from Tendulkar and Yuvraj. The match against Pakistan, the most anticipated match of the tournament, lived up to its billing and was a thriller. It was (and still is) noted for being a match in which Tendulkar played one of his best-ever ODI innings. Chasing 274, Tendulkar (98 from 75 balls, 12 fours, 1 six) pulled off a near century, only to get out after suffering from cramps, to guide India to an unlikely victory, maintaining India's unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups. Tendulkar was once again awarded the Man of the Match2007---India next scored 413/5 against Bermuda, the highest score by India in ODIs and the highest team total in a World Cup game.2011--The 1996 World Cup format was used for the tournament, following widespread criticism, particularly from theBCCI, over the 2007 format. India were placed in Group B in the Group stage alongside co-hostsBangladesh,South Africa,England,West IndiesandassociatesHollandandIreland.

India next played England atBangalore, which was a thriller. On a batting-friendly track at theM. Chinnaswamy Stadium, India chose to bat first. Tendulkar (120 from 115 balls, 10 fours, 5 sixes) lashed his way through the English attack, ably supported by Gambhir (51 from 61 balls, 5 fours) and Yuvraj (58 from 50 balls, 9 fours). After the 45th over, India was 305/3 and were looking to pass 350 during the batting Powerplay. Instead, English bowlerTim Bresnan(5-48) engineered a collapse with four quick wickets in 16 deliveries, as India slumped to a still-formidable total of 338 all out. England started their run chase by blasting 77 runs off the first 10 overs. Skipper Andrew Strauss(158 from 145 balls, 18 fours, 1 six) decimated the Indian bowling attack with unparalleled ferocity, and was supported byIan Bell(69 from 71 balls, 4 fours, 1 six). At 2/280 in the 43rd over, England was cruising to an extraordinary victory. However, Zaheer responded by taking the wickets of Strauss, Bell, andPaul Collingwoodin 11 deliveries, as England were reduced to 289/6. Tailenders Bresnan,Graeme Swann, andAjmal Shahzadeach hit massive sixes in the final few overs to regain some momentum, and Swann scored 13 runs off the final over to salvage a tie with India (338/8 in 50 overs). It was only the fourth tied match in World Cup history.RecordFirstSecondRef(s)

Most runsSachin Tendulkar2278Ricky Ponting1743[22]

Highest average(min. 20 inns.)Viv Richards63.31Rahul Dravid61.42[23]

Strike rate(min. 20 inns.)Kapil Dev115.14Virender Sehwag106.43^[24]

Fastest centuryKevin O'BrienvsEngland(2011)50 ballsMatthew HaydenvsSouth Africa(2007)66 balls[25]

Fastest fiftyBrendon McCullumvs Canada(2007)20 ballsMark BouchervsNetherlands(2007)21 balls[26]

Most centuriesSachin Tendulkar6Ricky Ponting5[25]