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CWC 2015: The five best stories of the tournament

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:06 IST

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers

The ICC World Cup is the ultimate stage of the game of cricket. The first-ever World Cup was played in the year 1975 in England. Since then, eleven editions of the mega-tournament have been playing at every four years. The ICC World Cup 2015 was the 11th edition that was combinely hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Australia won that tournament, defeating the other host New Zealand in the final.

The World Cup 2015 was full of exciting cricket. Many records were made and many broken. There were sentiments galore after the results of the matches. In the heat of the intense competition, sledging moments occurred among players.

In this article, we are going to recollect 5 famous stories from the CWC 2015. Let's have a look at those.

#1 Unstoppable Sangakkara records four consecutive centuries

Kumar Sangakkara was in great form.
Kumar Sangakkara was in great form.

Kumar Sangakkara's brilliance with the bat was the famous story in the CWC 2015 as the former Sri Lankan captain went on to score four centuries on the trot, something that had never done before by anyone. Sangakkara plundered 541 runs in just 7 innings with four centuries. He was only behind Martin Guptill for the most runs in the tournament, but Guptill had played two innings more than Sangakkara.

Sangakkara started his incredible show with a 76-ball 105 against Bangladesh at Melbourne, followed by 86-ball 117 against a helpless England at Wellington and a gritty 107-ball 104 against Australia at Sydney. He then smashed 95-ball 124 against Scotland at Hobart to make it four in a row.

In the quarter-final against South Africa, Sangakkara stood tall amidst a batting collapse but could not save Sri Lanka from a defeat. With that, Sangakkara's World Cup journey ended without winning it. He announced his retirement from ODI cricket after the quarter-final match against South Africa.

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