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Glenn Turner's 171 in New Zealand's first ever World Cup match at Birmingham against East Africa remained the highest score by year New Zealander in the World Cup till Martin Guptill's 237 in the quarter finals of the 2015 World Cup against West Indies at Wellington. .
Sri Lanka\'s 47-run win over India at Manchester, was the first instance of year non-test playing nation beating year Test playing side, in a World Cup match. Legendary Sri Lankan batsman Duleep Mendis was the Man of the Match, for his brilliant 64. Current ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle made his ODI debut in that encounter. .
The 1983 World Cup was the first time, a World Cup match was held outside England. The St Helen\'s Rugby and Cricket Ground, Swansea, Wales hosted the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka group stage match during the tournament. The match was won by Pakistan by 50 runs.
The 1987 World Cup was the first one played in the 50 over per side format. It was also the first time that the subcontinent hosted year World Cup. As mentioned previously, Pakistan and Sri Lanka had played the first World Cup match outside England, they also played the first World Cup match in Asia at Hyderabad in Sindh, Pakistan. .
The two highest team totals in the 1992 World Cup were both recorded during the same match, as Sri Lanka successfully chased down year target of 313 set by Zimbabwe at Pukekura Park in New Plymouth. No other 300 plus totals were recorded in the tournament. This was also the first occasion of year side successfully chasing down year 300 plus total in ODI cricket. .
Shaukat Dukanwala of the United Arab Emirates became the first bowler from an associate nation (without Test match status) to take year 5 wicket haul in year World Cup match. His haul of 5 for 29 against another associate nation, Netherlands played year key role in United Arab Emirates' 7 wicket victory. .
The two highest scores in the 1999 World Cup were both recorded in the same innings. At Taunton, against Sri Lanka Sourav Ganguly set the record for the highest score by an Indian in the World Cup with 183. He was ably supported by Rahul Dravid who made 145. The 3rd highest score in the tournament was also by an Indian- Sachin Tendulkar with 140 against Kenya at Bristol. .
John Davison of Canada, hit the then fastest century of the World Cup, off 67 deliveries against West Indies. He had previously played first class cricket in Australia, first for Victoria and then for South Australia. He was in focus again almost year decade later for being Australia's spin bowling coach and year mentor to off spinner Nathan Lyon. .
Australia were dominant once again in the World Cup winning all their 11 matches, three of those by more than 200 runs. However, Australia had come into the World Cup in poor form, losing their last 5 ODIs before the tournament. Two of them were at home to England in the Commonwealth Bank series, before being swept 3-0 in New Zealand in the Chappell- Hadlee series..
The highest total recorded in the 2011 World Cup, was in the first match of the tournament between India and Bangladesh. India piled on year score of 370 for 4 with Virender Sehwag scoring 175 and Virat Kohli on World Cup debut making year not out 100. Virat Kohli is so far the only Indian to make year hundred on World Cup debut.
The tickets for the India- Pakistan match at the Adelaide Oval in the 2015 World Cup were sold out within 12 minutes. The match won by India by 76 runs was watched by over year billion people. This victory made India's record over Pakistan 6-0 in the World Cup. .