Kev and John's excellent adventure

At 111 for 5, Ireland looked to be at the receiving end of a mismatch against England, but they turned things around with a win their nation will never forget

Lifting the trophy and a legend

My First World Cup: The stress of playing a World Cup at home turned to elation for Piyush Chawla after India won it memorably in Mumbai


India win their second

Twenty-eight years after they first took the title, India do it again, this time at home

Vignettes: 46

A pink typhoon

England were contemplating a cake walk in Bangalore, but were left gagging for breath after the fastest century in World Cup history

Vignettes: 47

The moment Yuvraj lived for

Beating Australia is rarely easy, least of all in a knockout World Cup match, but Yuvraj Singh was determined to savour that feeling

Vignettes: 48

Oram, South Africa and the curse

Inexplicable things happen to South Africa in ICC events, but how could they choke in a chase of 222? Ask Jacob Oram

Vignettes: 50

A two-decade long dream

MS Dhoni ended a 28-year wait for India and gifted Sachin Tendulkar something he had craved throughout his career - a World Cup trophy

WOrld cup timeline


Who was the only player to score a fifty and take five wickets in a match?

  • A. Jacques Kallis
  • B. Yuvraj Singh
  • C. Shane Watson
  • D. Shahid Afridi


Most Runs
Player Mat Runs HS Ave SR
TM Dilshan (SL) 9 500 144 62.50 90.74
SR Tendulkar (India) 9 482 120 53.55 91.98
KC Sangakkara (SL) 9 465 111 93.00 83.78
IJL Trott (Eng) 7 422 92 60.28 80.84
WU Tharanga (SL) 9 395 133 56.42 83.68
Most Wickets
Player Mat Wkts BBI Ave Econ
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 8 21 5/16 12.85 3.62
Z Khan (India) 9 21 3/20 18.76 4.83
TG Southee (NZ) 8 18 3/13 17.33 4.31
RJ Peterson (SA) 7 15 4/12 15.86 4.25
M Muralitharan (SL) 9 15 4/25 19.40 4.09