Top 5 Unsung Facts about 50 Over World Cup

First World Cup

The 50-over World Cup is one of the most prestigious tournaments in cricket. Over the years, it has seen many great moments and achievements, from the first-ever World Cup held in England in 1975 to the 2019 World Cup that saw a thrilling super finish.

While there some unsung facts often go unnoticed. This article will explore five unsung facts about the 50-over World Cup that will surely surprise and delight cricket fans.

First World Cup

England has hosted the World Cup for the most number of times in the history of the World Cup, out of which they have managed to win the 2019 World Cup only once to date. The first-ever 50-over World Cup was called the Prudential Cup and was held in 1975 in England.

First Indian Hat Trick

You hardly know about the veteran star who smashed the first hat trick like the Indian team in the history of the World Cup, Chetan Sharma. He took the wickets of Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith, and Ewen Chatfield while playing against New Zealand.

First Pakistan’s Hat Trick

Pakistan is the first team in the history of the World Cup to have its first hat-trick title. This match was played at Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad, on 20 September 1982, in which Jalal-ud-Din was bowling against Australia, took a hat-trick, and got rid of the Australian batsman.

Highest individual score in World Cup

Martin Guptill is the highest individual scorer in a World Cup match from New Zealand, scoring an unbeaten 237 against the West Indies in the 2015 World Cup quarterfinals.

The 2019 World Cup winner

The 2019 World Cup match between England and New Zealand in England resulted in a tie. For the first time in the history of the World Cup, a super over was played, which resulted in yet another tie.

Ultimately, England was declared the winner based on scoring more boundaries during the match. However, this rule faced much criticism and backlash from cricket fans, leading to its repeal by the ICC after the game.