ICC Cricket World Cup: 4 biggest wins for Team India in terms of runs at the World Cup
The ICC Cricket World Cup is on its way as the avid cricket followers wait for the biggest competition in cricket to commence. The tournament is set to be co-hosted by England and Wales, with the hosts being tipped as heavy favourites for the trophy.
England does have a commendable squad and stand a great chance of clinching the trophy but there is one more team that will be in the hunt and that is Team India.
Virat Kohli and Co. are prepared to battle for glory this summer as they will be carrying the hope of millions when they take the centre stage in England.
India has won the quadrennial tournament twice and will be looking to make history by becoming just the second team ever to win 3 World Cups, with Australia being the first.
Things won't be easy on the English soil as the home team's formidable record does put them in a really strong position of winning their maiden title but India's history in the tournament will surely give them and their fans a lot of confidence.
Talking about the men in blue, they do hold a good number of records in the tournament and will look to add a few more this summer. Team India is known for its ability to score a plethora of runs and their record at the World Cup supports our argument.
India has been part of some of the biggest wins in the history of the tournament and here we list down their 4 biggest wins in terms of runs at the World Cup:
#4 vs Sri Lanka, 1999 - 157 runs
India and Sri Lanka have squared off in many memorable World Cup fixtures but there happened this one match in 1999, which won't be fondly remembered by ardent supporters of Sri Lankan cricket.
India and Sri Lanka were grouped together at the 1999 tournament and it was at Taunton where these two subcontinent giants collided. The match was expected to be an evenly contested one but Sourav Ganguly had other plans as he smashed the Lankan bowlers all around the park to give the cricketing world one of the greatest World Cup knocks of all-time.
The Bengal Prince scored 183 to help India put on a mighty total of 373/6 in their 50 overs. He was ably supported by Dravid who put on a 318-run partnership for the second wicket with Dada.
In reply, the Sri Lankan batting order collapsed in chasing the humongous target as the Lankans were skittled out for 216, thus giving India a victory by 157 runs.