We continue to bring to you the most memorable and incredible performances of the world cup history. Today we talk about the 5 best bowling figures in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings. The tournaments produced lot of high scoring matches. However, the bowlers who kept on sticking to great line and length were equally rewarded. They performed some great heroics for their sides, even helping to defend very low scores or restricting the opposition batting line-ups to a very small total. Here are the top 5 best bowling figures in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
5. Imran Tahir (5/45 vs West Indies)
Imran Tahir was one of the best spin bowlers that South Africa ever produced. He played a great role in the team’s campaign in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. Tahir was at his best against the Caribbean batsmen in Sydney. He claimed 5 West Indian wickets for 45 runs. The West Indies were thus dismissed for just 151 runs while chasing a mighty South African total of 408.
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The Proteas had earlier reached one of the biggest scores in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup while batting first. The innings was shaped by the breathtaking knock of 162 runs by captain AB de Villiers and good support by other top-order batsmen. The West Indies lost the match by a massive margin of 257 runs. This performance is among the 5 best bowling figures in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
4. Mitchell Marsh (5/33 vs England)
Old rivals Australia and England met in the second match of Pool B in the 2015 ICC cricket at Melbourne. After the Aussies batted first and registered a huge scoreboard total of 342, English batters were all out for 231 runs. The Australian bowling attack was led by their bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh.
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He took 5 wickets for 33 runs in 9 overs Marsh dismissed the top 5 English batsmen including Ian Bell, Joe Root, and their skipper Eoin Morgan. He ensured that the England batting was dented right from the start and they stood no chance of chasing that mighty Aussie total and thus getting comprehensively beaten. This performance is among the 4 best bowling figures in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
3. Trent Boult (5/27 vs Australia)
The New Zealand Australian contest at Auckland proved to be very low scoring but one of the closest matches in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. The Aussies who batted first in the match were surprisingly dismissed on a score of 151 runs. Much of it was due to the inspiring bowling form Kiwi fast bowler Trent Boult who took 5 Aussie wickets in the match conceding 27 runs.
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Boult ran through the Aussie middle order dismissing their best batsmen like Clarke, Watson, Smith, and Maxwell in quick succession. This virtually broke the back of the Aussie batting and they were dismissed for one of the lowest scores in the series. The match would later get much closer than expected as Mitchell Starc of Australia bowled an equally inspiring spell. The Kiwis won the match but lost 9 wickets in their chase of just 152 runs. This performance is among the 3 best bowling figures in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
2. Mitchell Starc (6/28 vs New Zealand)
Starc was the best bowler in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. He took 22 wickets in the tournament. The left-handed Australian speedster delivered his best performance against co-hosts New Zealand in Auckland. The Aussie team was dismissed for a paltry score of 151 runs and the Kiwis were expected to run through the match. Starc however had other ideas.
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He took 6 Kiwi wickets in 9 overs while giving just 28 runs. Among Starc’s important scalps were dangerous New Zealand batsmen like Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor. The pace sensation brought his team very close to an almost impossible looking win. New Zealand however held their nerve and won the close match by just 1 wicket in the end. In chasing just 151 runs they had lost 9 batsmen. It was one of the closest matches of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. This performance is among the 2 best bowling figures in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
1. Tim Southee (7/33 vs England)
The co-hosts New Zealand met England in a day and night match of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup at Wellington. The Kiwi pace spear-head Tim Southee produced one of the greatest bowling performances of his career. As England started to bat first, Southee was on fire right from the start. He took 7 wickets giving away just 36 runs in 9 overs with an incredible economy rate of just 3.66 runs per over. This was the best bowling in any of the matches in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup.
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The right-arm fast bowler first dismissed the English openers very cheaply and then came back to wreak havoc in their lower order. As a result, the whole England side was dismissed for just 123 runs in 33 overs. The Kiwis would win the match chasing the total in just 12 overs and at the loss of just 2 wickets. Southee thus powered his team to a confidence-boosting victory. This performance leads the 5 best bowling figures in a Cricket World Cup 2015 innings.
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