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(Additional info that can be added:- Interestingly, the World Cup semi final was only Gilmour\'s 3rd ODI, and he played only 1 ODI after his World Cup exploits).
Collis King made a magnificent 86 off 66 balls in the 1979 World Cup final. This brilliant knock was his only ODI half century. Later, he settled in England where he played league cricket with great success. In 2018, however, he was deported from his adopted country, on a technicality surrounding a visa application. .
Krishnamachari Srikkanth, who got married just before the 1983 tournament had planned a trip to the USA post the tournament along with his wife. However, India ended up winning the tournament and the players had to travel back to India, to meet the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. This was one reason, worth missing a honeymoon we guess!!.
During the 1987 World Cup, Dave Houghton became the first batsman from a non Test playing side to score a World Cup hundred. Chasing a target of 243, Dave Houghton waged a lone battle against New Zealand at Hyderabad (India), scoring a magnificent 142. His efforts were in vain however, as Zimbabwe fell short by just 3 runs. .
There were three individual scores of exactly a 100 made during the 1992 World Cup. Two of them were by the same batsman. Martin Crowe made 100 against Australia in the first match of the tournament, where David Boon also made the exact same score. David Boon would again be dismissed for a 100 runs against West Indies at the MCG later in the tournament. .
Australia and West Indies declined to play their group matches in Sri Lanka in 1996 due to safety concerns. To send the message that Sri Lanka was safe, India and Pakistan sent a joint team to play an exhibition match against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The combined XI, known as Wills XI, won the match by 4 wickets. .
The 1996 World Cup was played in 3 countries, the 1999 World Cup went two better with matches being played in as many as 5 countries: England, Netherlands, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. This was a record till the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean, played in as many as 8 countries!.
The highest individual score in the 2003 World Cup was recorded by Craig Wishart of Zimbabwe when he made 172 against Namibia. This match however, is better remembered for the infamous black armband protest by Andy Flower and Henry Olonga against the policies of the Robert Mugabe government. Needless to say, it was their last ODI tournament. .
Before the start of the tournament everyone expected the Super Eights clash on April 15, 2007 at Kensington Oval in Barbados to be between India and Pakistan. The subsequent exit of India and Pakistan in the group stages led to huge financial losses. Three elaborate functions supposed to be held at Brian Lara\'s plantation house, that was leased to sponsors, were also cancelled. .
The 2011 World Cup final was the only instance of a cricketer scoring a hundred in a World Cup final in a losing cause. Mahela Jayawardene, made a brilliant 103, but Sri Lanka lost by 6 wickets. All the other instances, Clive Lloyd (1975), Viv Richards (1979), Aravinda De Silva (1996), Ricky Ponting (2003), and Adam Gilchrist (2007) have resulted in comfortable wins for their sides. .
The partnership of 372 runs between Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels for the 2nd wicket against Zimbabwe is the highest partnership ever recorded in the history of World Cup cricket, as well as in ODI cricket. This was only the 2nd time a partnership crossed the 300 run mark in the World Cup, the previous was also for the 2nd wicket between Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid (318) in 1999. .