Cricket World Cup History

Events in Sport

  • 1975-06-07 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
  • 1975-06-18 Gary Gilmour takes 6-14 in Cricket World Cup semi v England
  • 1975-06-21 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Player of the Match Clive Lloyd scores 102 as West Indies beats Australia by 17 runs; first major limited overs One Day International (ODI) tournament
  • 1979-06-14 Canada all out for 45 runs in Cricket World Cup v England, in 40.3 overs
  • 1979-06-18 Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset
  • 1979-06-23 West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • 1979-06-23 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Man of the match Vivian Richards scores 138 no as defending champions the West Indies beat England by 92 runs; Joel Garner 5/38
  • 1983-06-12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
  • 1983-06-25 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: India upsets West Indies by 43 runs to win first title; Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 off 7 overs, Player of the Match
  • 1987-10-13 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
  • 1987-11-08 Cricket World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India: David Boon scores 75 as Australia beats England by 7 runs for their first title;
  • 1992-03-22 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final

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1992-03-25 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Imran Khan scores 72 in his final ODI as Pakistan beats England by 22 runs for their first title; Martin Crowe (NZ), Player of Series

Cricketer Martin Crowe
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Martin Crowe
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 1993-08-01 England wins the women's cricket World Cup for the first time since the inaugural event in 1973 with a 67 run victory over New Zealand at Lord's
  • 1996-02-17 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47

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1996-02-18 First ODI for Kenya national cricket team in Cricket World Cup v India: Sachin Tendulkar scores 127*

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
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Sachin Tendulkar

  • 1996-02-29 Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup
  • 1996-03-02 Despite Sachin Tendulkar's masterful 137 in India's 3 for 272, Sri Lanka wins Cricket World Cup match in Delhi by 6 wickets; Sanath Jayasuriya 79, Hashan Tillakaratne 70no
  • 1996-03-06 Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya
  • 1996-03-09 Javed Miandad's last international in Pakistan's Cricket World Cup Quater Final loss to India

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1996-03-09 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya hammers 82 off 44 balls (13x4 3x6) v England in Cricket World Cup Quarter Final

  • 1996-03-14 Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
  • 1996-03-17 Cricket World Cup, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan: Aravinda de Silva scores 107 no and takes 3/42 as Sri Lanka beats Australia by 7 wickets; Sanath Jayasuriya, Player of Series
  • 1999-06-20 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Shane Warne takes 4/33 as Australia beats Pakistan by 8 wickets; Lance Klusener (RSA), Player of Series
  • 2003-03-02 Fast bowler Andy Bichel takes career best 7 for 20 as Australia beats England by 2 wickets in a Cricket World Cup match in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Australia unbeaten in record 12 ODI games
  • 2003-03-23 Cricket World Cup, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, RSA: Ricky Ponting scores 140 no as defending champions Australia beat India by 125 runs; Sachin Tendulkar, Player of Series

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2007-04-28 Cricket World Cup, Bridgetown, Barbados: Australia defeats Sri Lanka by 53 runs to win their 3rd consecutive World Cup; Glenn McGrath Player of Series

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
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Glenn McGrath
  • 2011-04-02 Cricket World Cup, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai: India beats Sri Lanka by 6 wickets; first country to win on home soil; Yuvraj Singh, Player of Series
  • 2013-02-17 Jess Cameron with 75 and Elise Perry 3-27 lead Australia to 114 run win over West Indies in the Women's Cricket World Cup Final in Bombay, India
  • 2015-03-29 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their 5th title; Player of Series: Mitchel Starc
  • 2017-07-23 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London
  • 2019-07-14 Cricket World Cup, Lord's: England beats New Zealand on count back after scores tied at 241 after 50 overs and 15 in Super Over; Player of Series: NZ captain Kane Williamson