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Cricket World Cup Shockers

There have been many shockers in previous cricket World cups, let’s have a look on some of those..

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 February 2015, 08:25:09 PM
1983 World cup Final

1983 World cup Final

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The first two World cups went to mighty West Indies and they were also expected to make it a hat-trick at the same venue. But unfancied India made it through to the 1983 final, won the trophy under Kapil Dev.
Twenty-two runs off one ball in 1992 World cup

Twenty-two runs off one ball in 1992 World cup

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In rain curtailed match, South Africa's target was adjusted from 22 runs off 13 balls to an impossible 22 off one, leaving the Proteas annoyed against England in the semis.
1999 South Africa-Australia Semi-Final

1999 South Africa-Australia Semi-Final

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With South Africa nine wickets down and needing nine runs off the final over at Edgbaston against Australia, Klusener smashed two fours to level the scores, only for disaster to strike two deliveries later.
Warne fails drug test before 2003 World cup

Warne fails drug test before 2003 World cup

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In a huge blow to the Australian team, legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne was sent home on the eve of the World Cup 2003 in South Africa after testing positive for a banned diuretic.
Bob Woolmer's death during 2007 World cup

Bob Woolmer's death during 2007 World cup

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It was a shock for the world cricket, when Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his Jamaican hotel room the day after his team's shock defeat by Ireland.
Eden Gardens fiasco in 1996 World cup

Eden Gardens fiasco in 1996 World cup

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India are outplayed by Sri Lanka in the 1996 semi-final at Eden Gardens. The host crowd cannot digest the disappointment and created hooliganism that led to match-referee Clive Lloyd awarding the match to the Lankans by default.
England floored by Irishman in 2011 World cup

England floored by Irishman in 2011 World cup

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Kevin O'Brien, struck six sixes and 13 fours, reaching fastest century in the World cup 2011 and overhaul England's imposing total of 327-8 with five balls to spare.