Andy Zaltzman

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on BBC Radio 4, and a writer

Imran Tahir is ecstatic after taking the wicket of Lahiru Thirimanne

What We Have Learned

We need crocodile pits at the boundary

And other lessons learned from the quarter-finals, including the fact that the waist is a philosophical concept

Shahid Afridi swings hard during his 15-ball 23

Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final, Adelaide

The end of Afridism

Shahid Afridi signed off his ODI career with a 15-ball autobiography of an innings - one last display of the average made extraordinary

MS Dhoni congratulates his team-mates after sealing the win

Ban v Ind, 2nd QF, Melbourne

Belief blows behind Indian sails

The depth and strength of a team's or a player's belief cannot be accurately measured but it has certainly emboldened India's World Cup challenge

AB de Villiers is a crowd-pleaser even without bat in hand

SA v SL, 1st Q-F, Sydney

Sri Lankan defeat defies basic arithmetic

Just how did Sri Lanka manage to lose? They ticked nearly every box required for victory, and put up all the right numbers

Sarfraz Ahmed prepares to sweep the ball

What We Have Learned

Hold back your best player

Selectorial wizardry and logic decoded

The Bangladesh players pile on top of each other after their victory

New Zealand v Bangladesh, Group A, Hamilton

Four years on, fire in their belly

This Bangladesh isn't the side that collapses in a heap at the first signs of pressure. This Bangladesh is the side that can challenge till the end, if not yet beat, the very best

Alex Cusack celebrates Tawanda Mupariwa's wicket

What We Have Learned

Don't walk

It's a World Cup, for crying out loud

Mark Boucher and Lance Klusener walk off in the rain

The Zaltzmeister

Muddled by maths

Not a player or a team, South Africa have had a far more formidable foe in World Cups