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List of Cricket World Cup records

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The trophy awarded to the winners of the Cricket World Cup
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The Cricket World Cup is an international One Day International (ODI) competition in men's cricket. Organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament has taken place every four years since it was first held in 1975 in England. The number of teams and number of matches have increased since then, although the ICC has declared an interest in reducing the format,following criticism of the most recent competition, the 2007 World Cup.
Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar holds an array of individual records in the World Cup. One of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1997, and "the most worshipped cricketer in the world",Tendulkar has made more scores over fifty, hit more centuries and scored more runs than any other cricketer in World Cup history. Australian Glenn McGrath dominates the individual bowling records, having featured for his country in four World Cups. He has taken more wickets at a higher strike rate with a better economy rate than any other bowler, and has the best individual bowling figures in the history of the tournament.
Australians Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist lead the individual fielding records. Ponting is the leading fielder in terms of catches made, in both an individual World Cup tournament and in the competition's history. Wicketkeeper Gilchrist has made the most dismissals in a single match, an individual tournament and in World Cup history. Australia hold several team records, including those for the most wins, the highest win percentage, the most consecutive wins and are the current holders; they were undefeated in the 2007 Cricket World Cup campaign.
Records are also kept of unsuccessful performances. These include Canada's lowest score in the history of the tournament, Zimbabwe's record number of matches lost and Canadian Nicholas De Groot's three consecutive ducks.


  • 1 Notation
  • 2 Team
    • 2.1 Overall
    • 2.2 One tournament
    • 2.3 Streaks
  • 3 Batting
    • 3.1 Overall
    • 3.2 One tournament
    • 3.3 Streaks
  • 4 Bowling
    • 4.1 Overall
    • 4.2 One tournament
  • 5 Fielding
    • 5.1 Overall
    • 5.2 One tournament
    • 5.3 One match
    • 5.4 Extras
    • 5.5 Grounds
    • 5.6 Umpires
    • 5.7 Appearances
    • 5.8 Age
    • 5.9 Captaincy
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links


Team notation
  • (300-3) indicates that a team scored 300 runs for three wickets and the innings was closed, either due to a successful run chase or if no overs remained (or are able) to be bowled.
  • (300) indicates that a team scored 300 runs and was all out, either by losing all ten wickets or by having one or more batsmen unable to bat and losing the remaining wickets.
Batting notation
  • (100) indicates that a batsman scored 100 runs and was out.
  • (100*) indicates that a batsman scored 100 runs and was not out.
Bowling notation
  • (5-100) indicates that a bowler has captured five wickets while giving away 100 runs.
Currently playing
  • Record holders who are currently playing ODIs or streaks that are still active and can change have a ^ next to their name.



Highest score India v  Bermuda (2007)413-5 Sri Lanka v  Kenya (1996)398-5[5]
Lowest score Canada v  Sri Lanka (2003)36 Namibia v  Australia (2003)45[6]
Highest successful run chase Sri Lanka v  Zimbabwe (1992)313-7 England v  West Indies (2007)301-9[7][8]
Highest winning margin (runs) India v  Bermuda (2007)257 Australia v  Namibia(2003)256[9]
Lowest winning margin (runs) Australia v  India (1987)1 Australia v  India (1992)1[10]
Highest win % Australia74.63% South Africa65.00%[11]
Most wins Australia51 England36[11]
Most losses Zimbabwe33 Sri Lanka30[11]
The result percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win.
Both of the closest margins of victory occurred in matches featuring Australia and India. However, there have also been three tied matches in World Cup history.
The first was in the 1999 Cricket World Cup semi-final, in which a run out in the final over with only one run required prevented South Africa advancing to the final instead of Australia, who progressed on head-to-head record against South Africa. The second tied match, in the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, was a case in which the Duckworth-Lewis method caused a South African loss against Sri Lanka. With the onset of rain, the South African batsmen achieved the score they believed was required to win the match and then blocked out the last ball of the over to avoid losing wickets, however, the score they believed indicated a win actually indicated the score required to tie the match. This tie meant South Africa could not advance to the Super Sixes stage. The third tie happened in a group match between Ireland and Zimbabwe at Kingston in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
In 2007, South Africa scored 353/3 in a rain-shortened match against the Netherlands. Their effort came from a shortened game of 40 overs, a run rate of 8.83 runs per over.
The highest team total in a World Cup took place in the 19th match of the 2007 World Cup, when India scored 413 runs against Bermuda (a run rate of 8.26). Having lost to Bangladesh in their first match, India needed to win and their batsmen responded, also equalling the record for most sixes (18) in a match.
One tournament
Highest win % Australia (2007)100% Australia (2003)100% Sri Lanka (1996)100%
Ranked according to the number of matches played; 2007 Australia 11 matches, 2003 Australia 11 matches, 1996 Sri Lanka 8 (including 2 on forfeit). The West Indies also won all their matches in the 1975 World Cup, winning a total of five matches.


Most consecutive wins Australia (1999–2007)23^ West Indies (1975–1979)9[20]
Most consecutive defeats Zimbabwe (1983–1992)18 Netherlands (1996–2007)10[21]
Most consecutive games without defeat Australia (1999–2007)29^ West Indies (1975–1979)9[22]
^ indicates the sequence is on-going.



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Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has scored more runs in the World Cup than any other player.
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Australian Ricky Ponting has scored the most sixes in the World Cup.
Most runsSachin Tendulkar1796^Ricky Ponting1537^[23]
Highest average (min. 20 inns.)Viv Richards63.31Rahul Dravid61.42^[24]
Strike rate (min. 20 inns.)Kapil Dev115.14Adam Gilchrist98.01[25]
Fastest centuryMatthew Hayden vs South Africa (2007)66 ballsJohn Davison vs West Indies (2003)67 balls[26]
Fastest fiftyBrendon McCullum vs Canada (2007)20 ballsMark Boucher vs Netherlands (2007)21 balls[27]
Most centuriesSourav Ganguly
Mark Waugh
Sachin Tendulkar^
Ricky Ponting^
4Rameez Raja
Saeed Anwar
Sanath Jayasuriya^
Viv Richards
Matthew Hayden
Most 50+ scoresSachin Tendulkar17^Herschelle Gibbs
Ricky Ponting
Most ducksNathan Astle5 out of 22Ijaz Ahmed5 out of 26[29]
Most sixesRicky Ponting^30Herschelle Gibbs^28[30]
Highest scoreGary Kirsten v UAE (1996)188*Sourav Ganguly (1999)183[31]
Most runs through boundaries in an inningsSourav Ganguly (1999)110Viv Richards (1987)106[31]
Highest partnershipRahul Dravid & Sourav Ganguly
(2nd wicket) v Sri Lanka (1999)
318Sachin Tendulkar & Sourav Ganguly
(2nd wicket) v Namibia (2003)
Sachin Tendulkar holds numerous batting records, including those for the most centuries, most fifties and most runs. He also has the most Man of the Match awards.[33] Tendulkar's exploits, together with those of Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly, mean that Indians hold the top three highest partnerships in World Cups.[34]

One tournament

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Indian Sourav Ganguly has scored a record three centuries in a single World Cup tournament.
Most centuriesMark Waugh
Sourav Ganguly
Matthew Hayden
Glenn Turner
Geoff Marsh
David Boon
Rameez Raja
Sachin Tendulkar
Saeed Anwar
Rahul Dravid
Ricky Ponting
Marvan Atapattu
Sanath Jayasuriya
Kevin Pietersen
Most 50+ scoresSachin Tendulkar72003[35]David Boon
Ricky Ponting
Mahela Jayawardene
Scott Styris
Kevin Pietersen
Graeme Smith
Most runs in a tournamentSachin Tendulkar673 (11 innings)2003Matthew Hayden659 (10 innings)[36]2007[37]
Sachin Tendulkar has scored a record number of fifties in World Cups. In the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Tendulkar was dismissed twice in the 90s and 80s respectively.[35]


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South African Graeme Smith has scored four consecutive fifties in World Cup cricket.
Most consecutive centuriesRahul Dravid
Saeed Anwar
Mark Waugh
Ricky Ponting
Matthew Hayden
Most consecutive fiftiesGraeme Fowler
Navjot Sidhu
David Boon
Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
Graeme Smith
Most consecutive ducksNicholas De Groot32003[40]
Ponting scored a century in the 2003 Final against India, and opened the 2007 tournament with a century against Scotland.[26]



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Australian bowler Glenn McGrath has taken more wickets than any other player in the Cricket World Cup.
Most wicketsGlenn McGrath71Wasim Akram55[41]
Lowest average (min. 1000 balls bowled)Glenn McGrath18.19Imran Khan19.26[42]
Economy rate (min. 1000 balls bowled)Andy Roberts3.24Ian Botham3.43[43]
Strike rate (min. 1000 balls bowled)Glenn McGrath27.5Imran Khan29.9[44]
Best bowling figuresGlenn McGrath v Namibia (2003)7-15Andrew Bichel v England (2003)7-20[45]
Most wickets in consecutive ballsLasith Malinga4 v South Africa (2007)
Chetan Sharma
Saqlain Mushtaq
Chaminda Vaas
Brett Lee

3 v New Zealand (1987)
3 v Zimbabwe (1999)
3 v Bangladesh (2003)
3 v Kenya (2003)
Glenn McGrath dominates the bowling records, and holds all but two of the records. Lasith Malinga became the first player to take four wickets in four balls at an international level in the 2007 World Cup, against South Africa.[47] Chaminda Vaas took four wickets in five balls against Bangladesh in 2003, including wickets with the first three balls of the match. There have also been hat tricks in Cricket World Cups by Chetan Sharma, Saqlain Mushtaq and Brett Lee.[48][49]

One tournament

Most wickets in a tournamentGlenn McGrath (26)2007Muttiah Muralitharan (23)
Chaminda Vaas (23)
Chaminda Vaas, Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath all took more than 20 wickets in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.[50]


While records for best fielders have varied through different World Cups, the records for wicketkeepers have been occupied by Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist. He holds the records for most dismissals overall, in one tournament and in one match.


Australian Adam Gilchrist is the most successful wicketkeeper in World Cup history.
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Most dismissals (wicketkeeper)Adam Gilchrist52Kumar Sangakkara32^[51]
Most catches (fielder)Ricky Ponting25^Sanath Jayasuriya18^[52]

One tournament

Most dismissals (wicketkeeper)Adam Gilchrist212003Kumar Sangakkara
Adam Gilchrist
Most catches (fielder)Ricky Ponting112003Anil Kumble
Daryll Cullinan
Dinesh Mongia
Brett Lee
Virender Sehwag
Paul Collingwood

One match

Most dismissals (wicketkeeper)Adam Gilchrist62003[55]
Most catches (fielder)Mohammed Kaif42003[56]


An extra is a run scored by a means other than a batsman hitting the ball. Other than runs scored off the bat from a no ball, a batsman is not given credit for extras and the extras are tallied separately on the scorecard and count only towards the team's score.
Most extras conceded in one innings Scotland vs  Pakistan (1999)59 (5 b,lb, 33 w, 15 nb) India vs  Zimbabwe (1999)51 (0 b, 14 lb, 21 w, 16 nb)[57]


The World Cup has been held in England four times. As a result English grounds have hosted the most World Cup matches.
Most matches hosted by a groundHeadingley, Leeds

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