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Most shocking upsets in world cup history

Fans love dark horses and when they beat the world heavyweights the fervor is twofold. Here we bring you the most shocking upsets in world cup history.

Last updated: 30.06.2020
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ICC cricket world cup is the greatest competition on the planet. The thought behind this league format is that the top teams contend with one another to assemble their strength. In the previous 3 decades, ICC has opened the entryways for the "longshots" to grandstand their capacity at the world level.

Till now throughout the entire existence of the cricket world cup up to this point, a couple as well as there are various significant miracles.

Fans love dark horses and when they beat the world heavyweights the fervor is "twofold". Kenya to Bangladesh we have picked the best 5 bombshells to cause you to feel nostalgic.



Top 5 shocking surprises in the Cricket World Cup history:


1) India versus Bangladesh, 2007:


It was the finish of everything after this game for everybody. First in 1999 world cup against Pakistan and afterward in 2007 against India in the group stage experience. In the group stage match that we take a gander at the two sides, it is clear India Team has a favorable position yet these dark horses have turned the table and stunned the cricket world over the globe.


After the winning the toss, the Indian captain Rahul Dravid chose to bat first with the very much experienced players yet things have been turning out badly to most exceedingly awful when they have managed to score just 191 runs in 49.3 overs with some regarded thumps of Sourav Ganguly (66) and Yuvraj Singh (47).


With the necessary run rate of fewer than 5 runs for each over to pursue the target. Bangladesh team didn't get looking great opening start when they lose their first wicket at the score of 24/1 yet the inexperienced team of dark horses has decided with their approach to pursuing the target.


With the speedy Half-century of Tamim Iqbal (51) and setting the force for other players which was upheld incredibly well by Mushfiqur Rahim (56) and Shakib AL Hasan (53) to pursue this target with 9 balls to save. There were various dropped gets by Indian players which have driven the Indian team battle to arrive at the end after this game.

2) Sri Lanka versus Kenya, 2003:


I think this was one of the most stunning games at any point that occurred in the world cup history when cricket was at its prime. Who can overlook the Kenya Journey to the semi-last however moving on to that the 27th match of world Cup against Sri Lanka will go down as perhaps the best game in Kenya cricket history?


Putting to bat first Kenya team has somehow gone out to scored 210/9 and fans were expecting the game would over before 40th over with any semblance of Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara yet Kenya bowlers destroy the Sri Lankan experienced batting line up on only 157 runs.


For Kenya, Collins Obuya took the wickets with the best bowling figure of 5/24. With this Kenya won vanquished a solid Sri Lankan team by 53 runs and gave a significant misfortune to the Sri Lankan team.


3) South Africa versus Bangladesh, 2007:


Incredible, stunning, unforeseen the words are less to portray the feelings. A super eight-game, 34th match fans haven't get over from bunch stage India versus Bangladesh game yet then comes another match that has under an excessive number of end.


South Africa limiting the Bangladesh team to 251 runs. Also, it was not extreme to pursue this target for South Africa. In any case, they got all out at only 184 runs and making this as perhaps the greatest surprise in the cricket world cup history.


4) Pakistan versus Bangladesh, 1999:


Playing its first world cup Bangladesh. No one has expected this when a team has a bowling unit like Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis would have been included in the bombshells.


Pakistan bowlers pull out Bangladesh batting line up at the score of 223 runs and it was extremely clear Pakistan will go too far against these dark horses. In any case, the defeat starts with the main edge of Shahid Afridi with crucial 3 run-outs and it seemed as though the dark horses impacted the world forever.


With this triumph over the best sides of the world. Bangladesh got the test status after which they have gone to play their first test game in 2000.


5) West Indies versus Kenya, 1996:


29th Feb 1996, twentieth match the longshot Kenya stories dazed the two-times title holders West Indies by crushing them through 73 runs in allied rounds of 1996 World Cup.


Playing their first world cup minnows Kenya teams has been confined to 161 with untouched best West Indies bowling pace army. It appeared as though bowlers have done its part. Presently its season of the ritzy batting line up to pursue this smooth target.


The West Indies' openers proceeded to pursue the target. In any case, things have been gone to most noticeably awful when they were 35/4. After this, it went down to be a finished debacle when they got bowled out at 93 in simply 35.2 overs. Fans truly appreciate when a dark horse team beat the world heavyweight and comes into the spot.

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