Australian continent hosted the ICC world cup for the first time. They divided the groups of this world cup, the same as the last world cup. Pool TEAMS were New Zealand Australia Sri Lanka Bangladesh England Afghanistan Scotland. Pool B teams were India South Africa Pakistan West Indies Ireland Zimbabwe the United Arab Emirates. Indian team won all the six matches they played.
This was the first time when Indian team beat RSA in the world cup 50-50, before this world cup India played to RSA 3 times and lost all of them. Pool A was much exciting then Pool B, Bangladesh beat England by 15 runs and get qualified for the next round. And knocked out England from the world cup, this was one of the biggest upset of the ICC world cup.
In Knocked rounds, India played to Bangladesh and beats Bangladesh by 109 runs, In this match, Rohit Sharma scored important 100 for team India. Teams qualified for the semi-final were RSA, NZ, AUS, and IND. The first semi-final was very exciting chokers RSA were facing NZ. Both of the teams never reached the world cup final. They played the match at Auckland, the start for the RSA was not good, they lost their 2 most important openers in the 8 over. But Riley, F du Plessis, and Captain AB de Villiers played very vital roles in the semi Final. David millers staggering performance from the bat was much exciting when he added 49 runs in 18 balls. RSA score was 281-5.
The target for NZ was 298 in 43 overs because of D/L method. Martin Guptill and Captain McCullum gave a wonderful start. They add 71 runs in just 6 overs before Imran Tahir picked McCullum. After McCullum’s wicket, NZ didn’t collapse but they struggle to score. At number 5 Grant Elliott come to bat, and he changed the history, he and Correy added 103 runs in 16 overs. RSA dropped two catches and AB de Villiers missed the easy runout of Correy. In last over 13 runs needed to win, Steyn was bowling but the hero of semi-India vs Australia was one of the most uninspiring events, the match was one-sided where Australia beat India by 95 runs. Final of the world cup was much boring than 2nd semi-final, Aus played NZ. NZ scored 183 in 45 overs with a loss of all 10 wickets, Aus chased the target in 33 overs and won the title for the 5th time. End the match with a six and NZ won a match with one ball in spare.
India vs Australia was one of the most uninspiring events, the match was one-sided where Australia beat India by 95 runs. Final of the world cup was much boring than 2nd semi-final, Aus played NZ. NZ scored 183 in 45 overs with a loss of all 10 wickets, Aus chased the target in 33 overs and won the title for the 5th time.