Today we bring to you the largest win margins at Cricket World Cup 2015, win by runs. Australia emerged as eventual champions in the series by beating the other co-host New Zealand in the final. Most of the matches favored the teams batting first as batsmen would go on an all-out attacking strategy and set up huge targets. These were often too much to chase and the teams batting second would often crumble under the scoreboard pressure. Here are the 5 teams who met the same fate while chasing a huge total in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup.
Largest Win Margins at Cricket World Cup 2015
5. Sri Lanka beat Scotland (148 Runs)
The Sri Lankans defeated Scotland comprehensively at Hobart by a margin of 148 runs. They made a score of 363 while batting first. Kumara Sangakkara who played his last tournament in the 2015 ICC world cup scored a great 195 partnership along with opener Tillakaratne Dilshan.
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Both of them hit confident centuries in the match. The Scotland team made 215 in return thus giving a big win to the Lankans. It was one of the most one-sided victories in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. Among the largest win margins at Cricket World Cup 2015, win by runs.
4. West Indies beat Pakistan (150 Runs)
The West Indies and Pakistan teams collided in one of the day-night matches of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup at Christchurch. The Caribbean team was victorious by 150 runs in the contest. They batted first and made 310 runs after valuable fifties by Denesh Ramdin and Lendl Simmons.
The Pakistanis were looking behind right from the start after losing half their side for just 25 runs. They were later dismissed for 160 and West Indies pulled a confident victory. Among the largest win margins at Cricket World Cup 2015, win by runs.
3. South Africa beat Ireland (201 Runs)
The Proteas were batting with great aggression in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. They surpassed the total of 400 twice while batting first. In the match against West Indies, South Africa won by 201 runs after scoring 411 in the first innings. They were led by Hashim Amla’s 159 and Faf du Plessis who made 109.
The Irish batsmen got all out for 210 runs giving the South African team a great victory. They were totally out of the contest throughout the whole course. Among the largest win margins at Cricket World Cup 2015, win by runs.
2. South Africa beat West Indies (257 Runs)
In another high scoring Pool B, South Africa beat Ireland by a massive margin of 257 runs. Their skipper AB de Villiers played one of the fastest and greatest innings of the 2015 ICC cricket world cup scoring 162 runs off just 66 deliveries. He was very well supported by the other top-order batsmen like Amla, du Plessis, and Rossouw all of whom register valuable half-centuries.
The Caribbean batsmen tried to counter-attack but could not bring the same momentum in their innings. They could just manage to reach a score of 151 in return and thus were beaten by a huge margin. Imran Tahir led the South African bowling claiming 5 wickets of the West Indian batsmen. Among the largest win margins at Cricket World Cup 2015, win by runs.
1. Australian beat Afghanistan (275 Runs)
The Aussies raised the trophy in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup. They became the world champions for a record 5th time. The hosts also achieved the biggest winning margin in the series beating Afghanistan by 275 runs at Perth. It was the biggest win in the whole tournament by any team.
Australia batted first and put 417 runs on the board after the great knocks of 178 by David Warner, 95 by Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell’s blitzkrieg of 88. Afghanistan never had a chance to chase such a total. They crumbled under the same mountain that they were supposed to climb getting bowled out for 142 runs. The Aussies had one of the biggest victories in world cup cricket history. Leads the largest win margins at Cricket World Cup 2015, win by runs.
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