ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Greatest Moments

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has witnessed numerous iconic moments over the years. Here are some of the standout moments that have been shortlisted for the greatest of all time:

  • MS Dhoni’s Six in the Final: India’s triumph in the World Cup saw captain MS Dhoni smashing a memorable six in the 49th over, securing victory in style with a colossal shot, etching his name in cricket history.
  • Kevin O’Brien’s Heroics vs. England: Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien played a stunning knock of 113 runs off 63 balls, guiding his team to an unexpected victory against England, altering the course of the match in the final over.
  • Ricky Ponting’s Dominance in 2003 Final: Ricky Ponting’s explosive 140* in the 2003 final powered Australia to a commanding total, securing a significant win against India.
  • MS Dhoni’s Run-Out in the 2019 Semifinal: Martin Guptill’s incredible direct hit from the outfield saw the end of MS Dhoni’s valiant innings in the 2019 semifinal, marking Dhoni’s final international appearance.
  • Ben Stokes’ Spectacular Catch: Ben Stokes’ phenomenal catch mid-air during the World Cup opener against South Africa showcased sheer athleticism, drawing admiration from fans and commentators.
  • Lasith Malinga’s Four in Four: Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga’s sensational four wickets in four balls against South Africa made a significant impact, nearly turning the game on its head.
  • India vs. England Nail-Biting Tie: A thrilling encounter between India and England culminated in a tie, featuring incredible performances by Sachin Tendulkar, Andrew Strauss, and a tactical display by MS Dhoni.
  • Yuvraj Singh’s Heroics against Australia: Yuvraj Singh’s all-round brilliance against Australia included an invaluable 57* and two wickets, guiding India to victory in a tense encounter.
  • Klusener-Donald Run-Out in the Semifinal: The iconic run-out of Allan Donald, leaving Lance Klusener stranded, became a turning point in a gripping semifinal between South Africa and Australia.

These moments have left an indelible mark on the history of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, defining the essence of thrilling encounters, individual brilliance, and nerve-wracking finishes. The voting continues to decide the ultimate greatest moment in World Cup history.


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