World Cup Timeline


"If in doubt, be aggressive"
"If in doubt, be aggressive"

Trent Boult talks about his first World Cup - including the thrillers against England and Australia

Who hit the winning run in the final of the 1999 World Cup?
Who hit the winning run in the final of the 1999 World Cup?

How much do you know about the seventh World Cup?

Which player did not bat, bowl or field on debut?
Which player did not bat, bowl or field on debut?

How much do you know about the fifth World Cup?

At which venue did India record their first win against West Indies?
At which venue did India record their first win against West Indies?

How much do you know about the 1983 World Cup?

The year of New Zealand
The year of New Zealand

They lost in the final, but up until then, McCullum's men defined the tournament

Adam Gilchrist walked after being caught off which bowler in the semi-final?
Adam Gilchrist walked after being caught off which bowler in the semi-final?

How well do you remember the 2003 World Cup?

Which Test-playing nation failed to win a game in the competition?
Which Test-playing nation failed to win a game in the competition?

How well do you remember the 1979 World Cup?

Which batsman faced Allan Donald without a helmet and got hit on the head by a bouncer?
Which batsman faced Allan Donald without a helmet and got hit on the head by a bouncer?

How much do you know about the sixth World Cup?

Who hit the most sixes in an innings in the 1987 World Cup?
Who hit the most sixes in an innings in the 1987 World Cup?

How much do you know about the fourth World Cup?

Who bowled the first ball of the World Cup?
Who bowled the first ball of the World Cup?

How much do you know about the first World Cup?

Who hit the most sixes in the tournament?
Who hit the most sixes in the tournament?

How much do you know about the ninth World Cup?

How long did it take for all tickets for the India-Pakistan game to be sold out?
How long did it take for all tickets for the India-Pakistan game to be sold out?

How much do you know about the 11th World Cup?

Why did the toss in the final need to be done twice?
Why did the toss in the final need to be done twice?

How much do you know about the ninth World Cup?

Kev and John's excellent adventure
Kev and John's excellent adventure

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

'How the bloody hell did we win that?'
'How the bloody hell did we win that?'

West Indies had the 1996 semi-final against Australia in the bag. Then they found a way to throw it away

The year the World Cup left us cold
The year the World Cup left us cold

The tournament in the West Indies ought to have been among the most joyous, but it was marked by a general cheerlessness, and with the death of Bob Woolmer, outright dismay

The year we grew up
The year we grew up

Being at India's first World Cup win and watching the uninhibited celebrations that followed was an unforgettable experience for an 18-year-old

Dhoni steps up
Dhoni steps up

Though not in the best touch, the Indian captain promoted himself ahead of a form batsman in the 2011 final and made sure India took the trophy

How the World Cup became a commercial hit
How the World Cup became a commercial hit

The relatively modest sums from the first three World Cups were overshadowed by the sale of TV rights in subsequent editions

'Everyone wanted us to win and nothing else'
'Everyone wanted us to win and nothing else'

In 1987, Kiran More understood what it felt like to be favourites for the World Cup