The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 witnessed a lot of fireworks from all the teams that took part in it. The likes of India, Australia and South Africa performed exceedingly well and ruled the roost throughout the tournament.
Australia eventually won the tournament after defeating the mighty Indian cricket team in the finals on 19th November 2023. Pat Cummins and co. activated their beast mode and swept India under the carpet in the finals. ‘
The ODI World Cup 2023 witnessed several records being shattered and this was one of the most memorable and noteworthy competitions.
In this article, we take a look at the top 5 stand-out performances in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023:
1. Mohammad Shami’s 7-wicket haul in the semi-finals
In the high-voltage Semi-Finals 1 between India and New Zealand, Mohammad Shami was breathing fire with the white-cherry. At a time when Daryll Mitchell’s and Kane Williamson’s partnership was flourishing at 181 runs, Shami came into the party and disrupted their happiness.
Shami was exceptional with the ball and bagged 7 wickets. His figures of 7/57 were the best in the ODI World Cup 2023.
2. Virat Kohli’s milestone in the semi-finals
In front of an energetic Wankhede crowd in Mumbai, Virat Kohli became the cynosure of all eyes. The King smashed his 50th ODI ton and went past the legendary former Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar.
Notably, Sachin had 49 ODIs under his belt and it was a very special and emotional moment for Kohli as he went past his role model.
3. Glenn Maxwell’s blitzkrieg of an innings versus Afghanistan
Glenn Maxwell’s unbelievable knock of 201* runs is unarguably the greatest-ever ODI innings under pressure. At a time when his team was reeling at an ominous score of 91/7, Glenn Maxwell single-handedly steered Australia’s boat of the danger waters.
He had severe cramps, played on one leg but didn’t give up. His indomitable grit and will-power was exceptional to watch and it was hands-down, one of the best innings in the history of this format.
4. Afghanistan’s win against Pakistan
Hashmatullah Shahidi and co. had a remarkable ICC ODI World Cup 2023 campaign. The Afghans finished in the 6th position in the points table with 4 wins in 9 games and punched above their weight.
They defeated the likes of England and Pakistan and their most famous win was against their arch-rivals, Pakistan. An 8-wicket victory on 23rd October 2023 was one of the most special moments in this marquee event.
5. Rachin Ravindra’s fabulous knock of 123* runs
Playing in his first-ever ICC ODI World Cup 2023 game, Rachin Ravindra played a very mature knock. The youngster scored 123* runs in just 96 deliveries versus England in Match 1 of this ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Ravindra had a great campaign with the willow as he scored 578 runs and finished as the highest run-getter of the New Zealand cricket team. We strongly believe that he will be a match-winner for New Zealand in the future.
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