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Cricket World Cup 2023: Extraordinary Numbers Define Historic Tournament

  • Posted on November 20, 2023
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The Cricket World Cup 2023 showcased unparalleled statistics, with Australia clinching victory for the sixth time against India. Records shattered, from Glenn Maxwell's double hundred to Kohli's prolific run-scoring: Mohammed Shami's wicket-taking prowess and the team's six-hitting abilities defined this historic tournament.

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The 2023 Cricket World Cup witnessed a historic showdown at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium as Australia secured their sixth win, stunning a crowd of over 90,000 Indian supporters. Travis Head's century led Australia to a six-wicket victory, chasing down India's 240-run target effortlessly.

Australia's triumph marked their ninth consecutive win, breaking India's 10-match final winning streak. This tournament saw unprecedented records, with Glenn Maxwell's unbeaten 201 against Afghanistan setting a milestone as the first double hundred in an ODI chase. A staggering 644 sixes and 2,239 fours were hit across 48 matches.

Virat Kohli dominated, smashing 765 runs in 11 innings and securing the most fours (68). Rohit Sharma followed closely, striking 31 sixes, while Quinton de Kock bagged the most centuries (4). Mohammed Shami's stellar performance led in wicket-taking, claiming 24 scalps, with a standout 7/57 against New Zealand.

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South Africa led the six-hitting category, with 99 maximums, closely trailed by Australia's 97. India stood at third, recording 92 sixes across their 11 matches. Notably, team-wise, Australia tallied the most fours (287).

The event's top stats included Kohli's run haul, Maxwell's record-breaking double century, and Shami's superb bowling figures. Quinton de Kock emerged as the leading wicketkeeper with 20 dismissals, while Daryl Mitchell secured the most outfield catches with 11.

The Cricket World Cup 2023 etched history with astounding performances, setting a benchmark for future tournaments and cementing itself as a spectacle of remarkable achievements and breathtaking displays of skill and prowess.

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