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Cricket ICC Men's World Cup 2023

India becomes 2nd-most successful team in ODI World Cup history.

India becomes 2nd-most successful team in ODI World Cup history.
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India's memorable campaign in the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup carried on in Lucknow as they beat England by 100 runs despite posting a modest score of 229 runs on the board in their sixth game of the tournament on Sunday, October 29.

Team India maintained its 100 percent record in the tournament and is now on the verge of a semi-final qualification, which will be 8th for the Men in Blue in World Cup history.

This was also the first time India defended a total in the 10-team tournament.

Having opted to field first, David Willey (3/45) was the pick of the England bowlers as they restricted India to 229/9, but not without a fightback from Rohit (87) and Suryakumar Yadav (49).

In their reply, England got off to a horrendous start after Jasprit Bumrah struck to remove Dawid Malan and Joe Root in the fifth over.

Things only went worse for the defending champions, with Mohammed Shami (4/22) also joining the party to help them see off England for 129 in 34.5 overs.

India Overtake New Zealand in ODI World Cup Wins

With their remarkable victory, this was Team India's 59th win in ODI World Cup history, making them the second-most successful team after Australia. 

The five-time champions are sitting at the top of the pile with 73 victories.

India went past New Zealand's tally of 58 wins in the history of the showpiece event. 

England have 50 wins in ODI World Cups, while Pakistan have 47. South Africa and West Indies have 43 wins apiece.

India also has the second-highest winning percentage in ODI World Cups. They have come up trumps on 65.56 percent of their matches in the prestigious tournament. 

Australia once again tops this list with a win percentage of 73. The Proteas are in the third position, having a win percentage of 61.43.

Most wins in ODI World Cup

Australia - 73 wins in 100 matches 

India - 59 wins in 90 matches

New Zealand - 58 wins in 95 matches

England - 49 wins in 89 matches

Pakistan - 47 wins in 85 matches

Out of the six wins so far, the one against England would probably be the most satisfying for India given the situation they found themselves in and were able to come out of it with flying colours. 

It panned out in a similar way to the game against Australia but since they were batting first for the first time in the competition, it had its own challenges.

Apart from this milestone, multiple records were set during the match as England crumbled to their fifth defeat in six matches this World Cup. 

Let’s take a look at some of the stats:

a) Their defeat to India on Sunday was their fourth consecutive loss in the 2023 World Cup, and their fifth overall. This was the first time that England lost four matches in a row in the World Cup.

b) England were dismissed for just 129 against India. In their last two matches against South Africa and Sri Lanka prior to this, England were all out for 170 and 156 respectively. 

This was for the first time England were bowled out for a total of less than 200 in successive World Cup matches.

c) Rohit Sharma got to 18,000 runs in international cricket during the match. He became only the fifth Indian cricketer to do so, after Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli.

d) Virat Kohli was dismissed for a nine-ball duck against England. This was also the first time that Kohli was dismissed for a duck in an ODI World Cup match.

e) Sunday also witnessed the third time that India inflicted six bowled dismissals in an ODI. The previous occasions were against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 1986 and against West Indies in Kolkata in 1993.


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