India was cruising through in the World Cup 2019 during the league stage where they won seven out of eight matches they played. Rohit Sharma’s sensational efforts with the bat were well supported by the skipper Virat Kohli and backup opener KL Rahul after Shikhar Dhawan’s injury. Jasprit Bumrah was the stand out performer with the ball for India with 18 scalps. When everything was going right for the Indian team, their batting succumbed in tricky conditions in the semifinal against the Kiwis that saw their exit.
All the major stats and numbers from India’s glorious run at the CWC19 which ended in the semi-final:
1 – Virat Kohli became the first captain and only the 2nd player in the history of World Cup to score 50+ runs in five consecutive innings. Steve Smith recorded this feat during the 2015 edition. Kohli’s streak began against Australia and came to an end when he failed to score one more against Bangladesh.
2 – Mohammed Shami took 4-wicket hauls in his first three matches in this tournament. He thus became the 2nd player after Shahid Afridi to take three consecutive 4-fers in CWC. Shami is also the 2nd Indian to record this feat after Narendra Hirwani.
2 – Mohammed Shami became only the 2nd Indian and overall the 10th player to bag a hat-trick in the World Cup. Chetan Sharma was the first bowler in CWC history to claim a hat-trick which he did in 1987 edition against New Zealand.
3 – With his century against Sri Lanka, Rohit became the 2nd player to score three consecutive ODI centuries for India. Virat Kohli became the first to achieve this feat during the last year’s home ODI series against the Windies. Rohit is also the first Indian to score three consecutive ODI hundreds in World Cup and only the 2nd overall after Kumar Sangakkara (4 in 2015).
4/51 – Yuzvendra Chahal became only the 3rd Indian and first Indian spinner to bag a 4-wicket haul on World Cup debut. Debasis Mohanty took 4/56 against Kenya in the 1999 edition while Mohammed Shami had figures of 4/35 against Pakistan in 2015.
5 – Number of centuries by Rohit Sharma in this World Cup; the most number of hundreds by any player in a World Cup. Rohit surpassed Kumar Sangakkara’s four tons which were scored during the 2015 edition. Rohit is also the first player to score five centuries in an ODI series/tournament. In all International cricket, only Sir Clyde Walcott of Windies scored five tons in any series/tournament. He scored five hundreds in the 1955 home Test series against Australia.
11 – India’s 11-run win against Afghanistan was their narrowest win in terms of runs for them in the World Cup. They won the 1987 CWC game against New Zealand in Bangalore by 16 runs.
18 – Jasprit Bumrah’s 18 wickets in this World Cup are the most by an Indian in the tournament and also the joint 2nd most in a World Cup for India. Only Zaheer Khan is ahead of Bumrah having picked 21 wickets in 2011. Roger Binny in 1983, Zaheer in 2003 and Umesh Yadav in 2015 also took 18 wickets in a CWC.
24 – Number of byes MS Dhoni conceded in this World Cup; the most by any wicketkeeper in the tournament. Alex Carey is next on this list with ten byes in ten matches while Dhoni gave away those 24 byes in nine games only.
88 – Runs Yuzvendra Chahal conceded in his ten overs during the game against England; the most by an Indian bowler in a World Cup game. Javagal Srinath gave away 87 runs in the 2003 CWC final against Australia.
122* – Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 122 against South Africa is the 2nd highest individual score by an Indian in a World Cup chase. Sachin Tendulkar’s unbeaten 127 against Kenya in the 1996 World Cup is the highest score by any Indian in a CWC chase.
306/5 – The total of 306/5 against England was India’s first-ever 300+ total while chasing in the World Cup. India’s previous highest total in a CWC chase was 288/4 against Zimbabwe in the 2015 edition while chasing 288.
352/5 – India became the first team to post 350+ in a World Cup game against Australia. They scored 352/5 in the league game at the Oval.
638 – The 638 partnership runs between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul pair are the most by an Indian pair in an ODI series/tournament. They surpassed Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar pair’s 620 during the 2001 Triangular series in South Africa.
648 – Rohit Sharma ended the tournament as the leading run-scorer having scored 648 runs from nine innings. His tally is the 3rd most in an edition of World Cup behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 673 in 2003 and Matthew Hayden’s 659 runs in 2007 who played 11 and 10 innings respectively.
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