The ODI World Cup 2023 is finally over and Australia was crowned champions for the sixth time. Pat Cummins and his side beat India in the final by six wickets as Travis Head scored a sensational century.
There were so many memorable moments that were created during the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament. During the nearly 50-day tournament, both batters and bowlers created moments and history to etch their names in the history books of cricket.
Here are the Top ten moments from ODI World Cup 2023 tournament
10 – Netherlands win over South Africa and Bangladesh –
Scott Edwards and his Dutch side finished tenth in the ODI World Cup 2023 table. One cannot forget their twin wins over South Africa in Dharamshala and against Bangladesh in Kolkata. The men in orange endeared themselves to the crowd thanks to their amazing performances with the bat and ball.
9- Fakhar Zaman century versus New Zealand –
The New Zealand team notched up a massive 401 runs on the board from their 50 overs. Pakistan needed a win to keep their hopes alive in the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament. Fakhar Zaman scored a century in just 63 deliveries to register the fastest ton for his side in the history of ODI World Cups.
8 – Sri Lanka lose to India by 302 runs –
The Indian team had scored 357 runs on the board with half-centuries from three of their batters. Chasing 358 to win, the Sri Lankan side were all out for 55, thanks to Mohammed Shami who picked 5/18 with the ball.
7- Afghanistan beat Pakistan –
Former World Cup winners Pakistan had never lost an ODI game to Afghanistan. This changed during the ODI World Cup 2023 game in Chennai as Afghanistan won the game by 8 wickets. Chasing 282 to win, the Afghanistan side won by eight wickets to send huge shockwaves through the tournament.
6- Angelo Mathews ‘Timed Out’ of luck –
There was massive controversy when Angelo Mathews was given ‘Timed Out’ during the game versus Bangladesh. The former Sri Lankan skipper wasn’t really happy as the entire match turned into one huge debate.
5- Glenn Maxwell’s double century –
Australia were 91/7 while chasing against Afghanistan in Mumbai when Glenn Maxwell took over. The 35-year-old battling cramps scored 201 not out to help his side to win the game by three wickets.
4- Mohammed Shami picks 7/57 –
33-year-old Mohammed Shami was the hero with the ball for India as he was the highest wicket-taker during the ODI World Cup 2023. During the 1st-semi-finals of the ODI World Cup 2023, Mohammed Shami picked 7/57 to help India win by 70 runs and move into the finals of the tournament.
3- South Africa show their might –
In their very first game of the ODI World Cup 2023 game, South Africa scored 428 runs with the bat. Quinton De Kock, Aiden Markram, and Rassie Van Der Dussen scored centuries to help South Africa post the huge score.
2- Rachin Ravindra emerges –
New Zealand Cricket Team found a new hero in the form of 24-year-old Rachin Ravindra. The left-handed batter scored centuries against England and Pakistan to emerge as the leading run-scorer for his side. The 24-year-old also became the leading run-scorer during the debut campaign of his ODI World Cup.
1- Virat Kohli sets new records –
The former Indian skipper scored three ODI centuries during the ODI World Cup 2023 campaign. The 35-year-old during his knock of 117 versus New Zealand became the first batter to score 50 ODI centuries. Virat Kohli also became the first batter to register 700 runs during the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament.