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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 a 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. .
The exploits of Greg and Ian Chappell are well known in the cricket world, and both featured in the 1975 World Cup. However, the third Chappell to feature in the World Cup was not their brother Trevor, but a right handed batsman from Canada, Christopher Chappell who opened the batting for the 1979 ICC Trophy runners up. .
Greg Chappell and Ian Chappell had far more distinguished careers than their brother Trevor. However, Trevor is the only one with a World Cup century. In his very first match in the 1983 World Cup, he made 110 against India at Trent Bridge, Nottingham..
Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was once dubbed the \'strokeless wonder\' after his Test debut in 1983, had a stellar 1987 World Cup, scoring four consecutive half centuries the first 4 times he walked out to bat, starting with his ODI debut against Australia at Chennai. The \'strokeless wonder\' soon became \'Sixer Sidhu\'. .
South Africa made their World Cup debut in the 1992 edition. In their very first match, they beat defending champions Australia by 9 wickets. The Man of the Match for scoring an unbeaten 81 was South African captain Kepler Wessels, who had himself represented Australia in 54 ODIs and 24 Tests. .
Anil Kumble was not only the highest wicket taker in the 1996 World Cup with 15 wickets (first time a spinner had been top of the wicket taking charts in the tournament), but he also had the most number of catches among fielders (excluding wicketkeepers) with 8. .
The theme song of the 1999 World Cup \'All Over the World\' did not gain too much popularity, failing to chart in the UK. The video for this song, composed by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, was a parody of the movie \'One Flew Over the Cuckoo\'s Nest\'. The song was then rewritten for the movie \'Around the World in Eighty Days\' starring Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan. .
John Davison of Canada hit the then fastest century at the World Cup, off just 67 deliveries against the 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 a decade later for being Australia\'s spin bowling coach and a mentor to offspinner Nathan Lyon. .
Australia were dominant once again in the 2007 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 a score of 370 for 4, with Virender Sehwag scoring 175 and Virat Kohli on World Cup debut making an unbeaten 100. Virat Kohli is so far the only Indian to make a 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 with a margin of 76 runs, was watched by over a billion people. This victory made India\'s record over Pakistan 6-0 in 50 over World Cup history. .