Since 1975 World cricket plunged into its new dimension of ‘One day International’ – a single day’s performance was made the deciding factor in a cricketer’s career. .Earlier , five-days’ test cricket was the main avenue of the cricketers to exhibit their leadership quality , team spirit as well as performance while the audience found it simpler to find breathing space within tension stretched over 5 days. But ODI motivated the players to present their skill from every angle in one single day. India vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI: Chance for youngsters to make a mark and Dhoni to hang on to his job
Top 10 best Cricket World Cup Matches, attracted attention of loads of people, will be recalled below :
- India against England 2011 Group Stage – 5th position from the top 10 finestCricket World Cup Matches2016.
The thrill attained climax when both teams scored more than 300 runs. In last 10 overs it kept convincing from both the sides & finally it ended in a tie.
2. Ireland versus England 2011 Group Stage – Ireland triumphed as one of their risky World Cup
Ireland had to chase 328 runs. Kevin O Brien proved himself as the real champion to bring his country’s victory.
3. South Africa against Australia 1999 Semifinal game
South Africans remain ever indebted to Klusener who single-handedly dragged South Africa to the winning situation from a losing situation. It is still confusing to evaluate – whether Klusener took gloomy path or Donald should have made a run instead of watching ball in the final stage !
4. South Africa versus England 1992 Semifinal
Denying the standard of World Cup , South Africa wanted 19 runs in 1 ball to reach final in this match. According to Duckworth Louis law, it was from that time that they got improved directions for rain exaggerated matches
5. Australia against England 1987 Final
England has the most excellent chance to win a World Cup. They were dashing 255 runs on Eden Gardens , Kolkata and were well composed at 135 runs of 2 wickets when Allen Border dismissed Gatting. England was made to chase a required run of 17 in the last over by the Ausies. Australia grasped their nerve & won the match by 7 runs. This match is considered as record -thrilling world cup final ever.
6.West Indies against Pakistan 1987
Pakistan dashed 217 runs against West Indies. Pakistan was cruising well but lost 3 fast wickets. But Abdul Qadir & Saleem Jaffar hold their bravery to win the outstanding victory.
7.India against Australia , 1987 World Cup- 9th position from the top 10 best Cricket World Cup Matches 2016
Australia put India to chase 271 runs and it reached 229 for 3, when the breakdown started. India lost 8 wickets in the earlier over of the match still requiring 7 runs to win. They misplaced both wickets and made 5 runs thus lost the match by only 1 run. This has been one of the best Cricket World Cup Matches ever.
8. India V West Indies 1983 World Cup Final
West Indies put 184 runs for India to race in the World Cup final. Kapil Dev, the then Indian skipper took a different strategy ‘to defend’ against powerful team of Llyod, Greenidge, Dujon, Viv Richards as well as Gomes. Indians thus overpowered the vast control of the opponent & became the second state to triumph a world cup.
9.West Indies versus Pakistan 1975 – 2nd position from the top 10 best Cricket World Cup Matches 2016.
It is the first shocking match in the history of World Cup. West Indies were put to chase 267 runs but collapsed to 202 runs in 9 over’s. But Murray with Roberts did something unbelievable – almost lost match turned upside down; finished with one wicket remaining in favor of the Windies.