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  • 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

    Official logo of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

    Dates 14 February 29 March

    Administrator(s) International Cricket Council

    Cricket format One Day International

    Tournament

    format(s)

    Round-robin and Knockout

    Host(s) Australia

    New Zealand

    Champions Australia (5th title)

    Participants 14

    Matches played 48

    Attendance 1,011,402 (21,071 per match)

    Man of the

    Series

    Mitchell Starc

    Most runs Martin Guptill (547)

    Most wickets Mitchell Starc (22)

    Trent Boult (22)

    Official website Cricket World Cup

    (http://www.cricketworldcup.com)

    2015 Cricket World CupFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The 2015 Cricket World Cup was the 11th Cricket World Cup, jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015. Fourteen teams played 49matches in 14 venues, with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney while New Zealand hosted 23 games inAuckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington.[1]

    The hosting rights were awarded at the same time as those of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, which Australia and New Zealand had originally bid to host, and the 2019 CricketWorld Cup, which was awarded to England. The 2011 tournament was awarded to the four Asian Test cricket playing countries, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh(Pakistan later lost the co-hosting rights due to a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team). The International Cricket Council were sufficiently impressed with the trans-Tasman bidthat it was decided to award the next World Cup to Australia and New Zealand.[2][3] This was the second time the tournament was held in Australia and New Zealand, with thefirst being the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar was named as the 2015 Cricket World Cup Ambassador by the ICC for the second time, after 2011 Cricket World Cupwhere he was the ambassador.

    India were the defending champions, having won the tournament in 2011 when it was held in the Indian subcontinent, defeating Sri Lanka in the finals by 6 wickets. Tickets forthe Pool B match between India and Pakistan, played on 15 February 2015, reportedly sold out within 12 minutes of going on sale.[4]

    The final match of the tournament took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between co-hosts New Zealand and Australia in front of a record crowd of 93,013[5] while theaverage attendance throughout the tournament was 21,071.[6] Australia defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their fifth ICC Cricket World Cup .

    Contents

    1 Host selection

    1.1 Bids

    2 Format

    3 Qualification

    4 Preparations

    4.1 Local organising committee

    4.2 Allocation of matches

    4.3 Visas

    4.4 Media and promotion

    4.4.1 Broadcasting rights

    5 Opening ceremony

    6 Prize money

    7 Venues

    8 Umpires

    9 Squads

    10 Warm-up matches

    11 Group stage

    11.1 Pool A

    11.2 Pool B

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  • 12 Knockout stage

    12.1 Quarter-finals

    12.2 Semi-finals

    12.3 Final

    13 Statistics

    13.1 Most runs

    13.2 Most wickets

    14 Controversies

    15 ODI retirements

    16 See also

    17 References

    18 External links

    Host selection

    Bids

    The ICC announced the hosts for the previous World Cup, the 2011 competition, on 30 April 2006. Australia and New Zealand had also bid for the tournament and a successful Australasian bid for the 2011 World Cup would haveseen a 5050 split in games, with the final still up for negotiation. The Trans-Tasman bid, Beyond Boundaries, was the only bid for 2011 delivered to the ICC headquarters at Dubai before the 1 March deadline. Considerablemerits of the bid included the superior venues and infrastructure, and the total support of the Australian and New Zealand governments on tax and custom issues during the tournament, according to Cricket Australia chiefexecutive James Sutherland.[7] The New Zealand government had also assured that the Zimbabwean team would be allowed to take part in the tournament after political discussions about whether their team would be allowed totour Zimbabwe in 2005.[8]

    ICC President Ehsan Mani said that the extra time required by the Asian bloc to hand over its bid had harmed the four-nation bid. However, when it came to the voting, the Asians won by seven votes to four; according to thePakistan Cricket Board (PCB), it was the vote of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that turned the matter. It was reported in Pakistani newspaper Dawn that the Asian countries promised to hold fundraising events for WestIndian cricket during the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which may have influenced the vote.[9] However, I.S. Bindra, chairman of the monitoring committee of the Asian bid, denied that, saying that it was their promise of extra profitsof US$400 million that swung the vote in their way.[10]

    The ICC was so impressed by the efficiency of the Trans-Tasman bid that they decided to award the next World Cup, to be held in 2015, to them.[11]

    Australia and New Zealand last jointly hosted the Cricket World Cup in 1992.

    Format

    The tournament featured 14 teams, the same number as the 2011 World Cup, giving associate and affiliate member nations a chance to participate.[12]

    The format was the same as the 2011 edition: 14 teams take part in the initial stages, divided into two groups of seven; the seven teams play each other once before the top four teams from each group qualify for the quarter-finals.

    On 29 January 2015, ICC reinstated the use of the Super Over for Cricket World Cup Final match if the match finished as a tie.[13][14]

    Qualification

    Per ICC regulations, the 10 ICC full member nations qualify for the tournament automatically. Immediately after the 2011 World Cup, it was decided that the next tournament would be reduced to only feature the 10 fullmembers.[15] This was met with heavy criticism from a number of associate nations, especially from the Ireland cricket team, who had performed well in 2007 and 2011, including victories over Pakistan and England, both full

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  • Highlighted are the countries to participate in the 2015 Cricket

    World Cup.

    Qualified as full member of ICC

    Qualified via WCL or qualifier

    Participated in qualifying process but did not qualify

    member nations. Following support shown by the ICC Cricket Committee for a qualification process,[16] the ICC retracted their decision in June 2011 and decided that14 teams will participate in the 2015 World Cup, including four associate or affiliate member nations.[17]

    At the ICC Chief Executives' Committee meeting in September 2011, the ICC decided on a new qualifying format. The top two teams of the 201113 ICC WorldCricket League Championship qualify directly. The remaining six teams join the third and fourth-placed teams of 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Two and thetop two teams of 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three in a 10-team World Cup Qualifier to decide the remaining two places.[18][19]

    On 9 July 2013, as a result of a tied match against the Netherlands, Ireland became the first country to qualify for the 2015 World Cup.[20] On 4 October 2013,Afghanistan qualified for their first Cricket World Cup after beating Kenya to finish in second place behind Ireland.[21]

    Scotland defeated the United Arab Emirates in the final of the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier and both teams qualified for the last two spots in the 2015 CricketWorld Cup.[22]

    Team Method ofqualificationPast

    appearancesLast

    appearance Previous best performance Rank[nb 1] Group

    England

    Full member

    10 2011 Runners-up (1979, 1987, 1992) 1 A

    South Africa 6 2011 Semi-finals (1992, 1999, 2007) 2 B

    India 10 2011 Champions (1983, 2011) 3 B

    Australia 10 2011 Champions (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007) 4 A

    Sri Lanka 10 2011 Champions (1996) 5 A

    Pakistan 10 2011 Champions (1992) 6 B

    West Indies 10 2011 Champions (1975, 1979) 7 B

    Bangladesh 4 2011 Super 8 (2007) 8 A

    New Zealand 10 2011Semi-finals (1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007,2011)

    9 A

    Zimbabwe 8 2011 Super 6 (1999, 2003) 10 B

    IrelandWCL Championship

    2 2011 Super 8 (2007) 11 B

    Afghanistan 0 12 A

    ScotlandWorld Cup Qualifier

    2 2007 Group stage (1999, 2007) 13 A

    United ArabEmirates

    1 1996 Group stage (1996) 14 B

    Full members' ranks are based on the ICC ODI Championship rankings as of 31 December 2012.1.

    Preparations

    Local organising committee

    In preparation for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the organising committee of the tournament was finalised. John Harnden was named chief executive,[23] James Strong as chairman,[24] and Ralph Waters was named as the deputychairman.[25]

    Allocation of matches

    When Australia and New Zealand bid for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in 2006, they said that it will see a 5050 split in games. Finally, it was decided on 30 July 2013 that Australia would host 26 matches, while New Zealand gota share of 23 matches in the tournament. There was a tense battle between Melbourne and Sydney to host the final.[26] On 30 July 2013, it was announced that Melbourne will host the final, with Sydney and Auckland hosting the

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  • semi-finals.[27]

    Visas

    It was announced that spectators travelling to World Cup matches in New Zealand who would otherwise not be entitled to a visa waiver, would be able to enter New Zealand if they held an Australian visitor visa. This was aspecial Trans-Tasman Visa Arrangement for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[28][29][30]

    Media and promotion

    The World Cup has grown as a media event with each tournament. The International Cricket Council has sold the rights for broadcasting of the 2015 Cricket World Cup for US$2 billion to ESPN Star Sports and Star Sports.According to Strong, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) wants to make the tournament the most fan-friendly event of its kind and take cricket to a wide range of communities throughout Australia and New Zealand.[31]

    Sachin Tendulkar was named as the 2015 Cricket World Cup Ambassador by the ICC for the second time, after 2011 Cricket World Cup where he was the official event ambassador.

    Broadcasting rights

    The following networks broadcast the tournament:[32]

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  • Location Television broadcaster(s) Radio broadcaster(s) Web streaming

    Afghanistan Cable/satellite Ariana Television Network, Lemar TV

    AustraliaCable/satellite (pay): Fox Sports[33]

    Free-to-air: Nine Network (only Australia matches, and the final) [34]ABC (ABC Local Radio, ABC Digital Extra, ABC radio app, GrandstandDigital, Online),[35] 3AW

    Fox Sports (Foxsports.com.au)[33]

    Africa (except South Africa) SuperSport

    Arab World Cable/satellite OSN Sports Cricket

    BangladeshCable/satellite Bangladesh Television, Maasranga TV, GaziTelevision and Star Sports

    Bangladesh Betar Star Sports

    Bhutan Star Sports

    CanadaCable/Satellite (pay): SportsnetRogers Communications [36]

    EchoStar broadband (pay): Rogers Cable[36]

    Central America ESPN

    Europe(except UK and Ireland)

    Star Sports

    FijiFiji TVFiji Broadcasting Corporation(highlights only)

    Star Sports

    India

    Cable/satellite (pay): Star Sports (English and Hindi)[37]

    Asianet Movies (Malayalam)

    STAR Vijay (Tamil)

    Suvarna Plus (Kannada)

    Jalsha Movies (Bengali)[38]

    Free-to-air: DD National (only India matches, semifinals and the final)

    All India Radio (only India matches, quarterfinals, semifinals and the final)AIR FM Rainbow (hourly updates)[39]

    Star Sports (http://www.starsports.com/cricket

    /index.html)

    United Kingdom and Ireland

    Cable/satellite (pay): Sky Sports 2 (renamed Sky Sports World Cup

    during tournament)[40][41]

    Free-to-air: ITV and ITV4 nightly highlights[42]

    Zee TV Hindi highlights

    BBC Radio BSkyB

    New Zealand

    Cable/satellite (pay): Sky Sport[43]

    Free-to-air: Prime (only the first game, semi-final and final)[44][45]

    [43][46]

    Sky Sport

    PakistanCable/satellite (pay): TEN Sports

    Cable/satellite (free-to-air): PTV Sports[47]Star Sports

    Singapore Star Cricket

    South AfricaFree-to-air: South African Broadcasting Corporation 30 matchesCable/satellite: SuperSport

    SABC SuperSport

    Sri LankaFree-to-air: Channel EyeCable/satellite: Star Sports

    Star Sports

    United Arab Emirates OSN

    United States Satellite (pay): ESPN Broadband (pay): WatchESPN[48]

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  • West Indies Free-to-air: CMC [49]

    Satellite (pay): ESPNCMC CMC

    Source:[32] (unless otherwise stated)

    Opening ceremony

    The opening ceremonies were held separately in Christchurch, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia, on 12 February 2015, two days before the first two matches.

    Prize money

    The International Cricket Council declared a total prize money pool of $10 million for the tournament, which was 20 percent more than the 2011 edition. The prize money was distributed according to the performance of the teamas follows:[50]

    Stage Prize money (US$) Total

    Winner $3,975,000 $3,975,000

    Runner-up $1,750,000 $1,750,000

    Losing semi-finalists $600,000 $1,200,000

    Losing quarter-finalists $300,000 $1,200,000

    Winner of each group match $45,000 $1,890,000

    Teams eliminated in group stage $35,000 $210,000

    Total $10,225,000

    This means that if the winner had have remained undefeated throughout the group stage of the tournament, they would have won a total of $4,245,000 (winner's prize plus $45,000 for each group stage win), while a team whichwould have eliminated in the group stage without any wins would have got $35,000.

    Venues

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  • Sydney Melbourne Adelaide Brisbane Perth

    Sydney Cricket Ground Melbourne Cricket Ground Adelaide Oval The Gabba WACA Ground

    Capacity: 48,000 (upgraded)[51] Capacity: 100,024 Capacity: 53,500 (upgraded)[52] Capacity: 42,000 Capacity: 24,500

    Hobart

    Venues in Australia

    Venues in New Zealand

    Canberra

    Bellerive Oval Manuka Oval

    Capacity: 20,000 (upgraded)[53] Capacity: 13,550

    Auckland Christchurch

    Eden Park Hagley Oval

    Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 20,000

    Hamilton Napier Wellington Nelson Dunedin

    Seddon Park McLean Park Wellington Regional Stadium Saxton Oval University Oval

    Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 22,500 Capacity: 37,000 Capacity: 5,000 Capacity: 6,000

    Source:[54] (correct except for upgraded stadia, which have their own sources)

    Umpires

    The Umpire selection panel selected 20 umpires to officiate at the World Cup: five each from Australia and England, five from Asia, two each from New Zealand and South Africa and one from the West Indies.[55]

    Australia England India

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  • 8 February 201514:00 (ACDT) (D/N)

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    Australia 371 (48.2 overs)

    v India265 (45.1 overs)

    Glenn Maxwell 122 (57)

    Mohammed Shami 3/83 (9.2 overs)

    Ajinkya Rahane 66 (52)

    Pat Cummins 3/30 (6 overs)

    Australia won by 106 runsAdelaide Oval, Adelaide

    Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Nigel Llong (Eng)

    9 February 201511:00 (NZDT)

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    Sri Lanka 279/7 (44.4 overs)

    v South Africa188/5 (24.3 overs)

    Tillakaratne Dilshan 100 (83)

    Kyle Abbott 3/37 (6.4 overs)

    Quinton de Kock 66 (55)

    Rangana Herath 3/22 (5 overs)

    South Africa won by 5 wickets (D/L method)Hagley Oval, Christchurch

    Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and S. Ravi (Ind)

    9 February 201511:00 (NZDT)

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    New Zealand 157/7 (30.1 overs)

    v Zimbabwe

    Martin Guptill 100 (86)

    Tinashe Panyangara 2/28 (5 overs)

    No resultBert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

    Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (Aus) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)

    Bruce Oxenford

    Paul Reiffel

    Steve Davis

    Rod Tucker

    Simon Fry

    South Africa

    Marais Erasmus

    Johan Cloete

    Ian Gould

    Nigel Llong

    Richard Illingworth

    Richard Kettleborough

    Michael Gough

    New Zealand

    Billy Bowden

    Chris Gaffaney

    S. Ravi

    Pakistan

    Aleem Dar

    Sri Lanka

    Kumar Dharmasena

    Ranmore Martinesz

    Ruchira Palliyaguruge

    West Indies

    Joel Wilson

    Squads

    The teams, after initially naming a provisional 30-member squad, were required to finalise a 15-member squad for the tournament on or before 7 January 2015.[56]

    Warm-up matches

    Fourteen non-ODI warm-up matches were played from 8 to 13 February.[57]

    Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

    South Africa won the toss and elected to field.

    Sri Lanka's innings ended after 44.4 overs and South Africa's target was reduced to 188 from 25 overs due to rain.

    New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

    Warm-up matches

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  • 9 February 201514:30 (AEDT) (D/N)

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    West Indies 122 (29.3 overs)

    v England125/1 (22.5 overs)

    Lendl Simmons 45 (55)

    Chris Woakes 5/19 (7.3 overs)

    Moeen Ali 46 (43)

    Kemar Roach 1/31 (5 overs)

    England won by 9 wicketsSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)

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    Bangladesh 246 (49.5 overs)

    v Pakistan247/7 (48.1 overs)

    Mahmudullah Riyad 83 (109)

    Mohammad Irfan 5/52 (9.5 overs)

    Sohaib Maqsood 93* (90)

    Taskin Ahmed 2/41 (7 overs)

    Pakistan won by 3 wicketsBlacktown Olympic Park, Sydney

    Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Joel Wilson (WI)

    10 February 201514:30 (AEDT) (D/N)

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    Scotland 296/6 (50 overs)

    v Ireland117 (27 overs)

    Matt Machan 103 (108)

    Max Sorensen 3/55 (10 overs)

    Paul Stirling 37 (44)

    Alasdair Evans 4/17 (5 overs)

    Scotland won by 179 runsBlacktown Olympic Park, Sydney

    Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Joel Wilson (WI)

    10 February 201514:00 (ACDT) (D/N)

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    India 364/5 (50 overs)

    v Afghanistan211/8 (50 overs)

    Rohit Sharma 150 (122)

    Hamid Hassan 1/49 (8 overs)

    Nawroz Mangal 60 (85)

    Ravi Jadeja 2/38 (10 overs)

    India won by 153 runsAdelaide Oval, Adelaide

    Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Simon Fry (Aus)

    11 February 201511:00 (NZDT)

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    New Zealand 331/8 (50 overs)

    v South Africa197 (44.2 overs)

    Kane Williamson 66 (53)

    Kyle Abbott 2/35 (6 overs)

    JP Duminy 80 (98)

    Trent Boult 5/51 (9.2 overs)

    New Zealand won by 134 runsHagley Oval, Christchurch

    Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Rod Tucker (Aus)

    11 February 201511:00 (NZDT)

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    Sri Lanka 279/8 (50 overs)

    v Zimbabwe281/3 (45.2 overs)

    Dimuth Karunaratne 58 (71)

    Sean Williams 3/35 (10 overs)

    Hamilton Masakadza 117* (119)

    Nuwan Kulasekara 1/23 (5 overs)

    Zimbabwe won by 7 wicketsBert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

    Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)

    11 February 201514:30 (AEDT) (D/N)

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    Australia 304/8 (50 overs)

    v United Arab Emirates116 (30.1 overs)

    Australia won by 188 runsMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)

    Match ended after New Zealand innings due to rain

    West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

    Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.

    Scotland won the toss and elected to bat.

    India won the toss and elected to bat.

    New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

    Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

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    Michael Clarke 64 (61)

    Krishna Chandran 3/50 (9 overs)

    Swapnil Patil 31 (45)

    Xavier Doherty 2/3 (1.1 overs)

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    England 250/8 (50 overs)

    v Pakistan252/6 (48.5 overs)

    Joe Root 85 (89)

    Yasir Shah 3/45 (10 overs)

    Misbah-ul-Haq 91* (99)

    James Anderson 2/42 (10 overs)

    Pakistan won by 4 wicketsSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Steve Davis (Aus)

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    West Indies 313/9 (50 overs)

    v Scotland310/9 (50 overs)

    Denesh Ramdin 88 (86)

    Alasdair Evans 3/63 (10 overs)

    Kyle Coetzer 96 (106)

    Andre Russell 2/32 (8 overs)

    West Indies won by 3 runsSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)

    12 February 201510:00 (AEDT)

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    Bangladesh 189 (48.2 overs)

    v Ireland190/6 (46.5 overs)

    Soumya Sarkar 45 (51)

    Max Sorensen 3/31 (9.2 overs)

    Andrew Balbirnie 63* (79)

    Taijul Islam 2/29 (8 overs)

    Ireland won by 4 wicketsBlacktown Olympic Park, Sydney

    Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)

    13 February 201510:00 (AEDT)

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    Afghanistan 308/9 (50 overs)

    v United Arab Emirates294 (48.2 overs)

    Samiullah Shenwari 58 (80)

    Amjad Javed 4/39 (10 overs)

    Khurram Khan 86 (70)

    Aftab Alam 3/43 (6.2 overs)

    Afghanistan won by 14 runsJunction Oval, Melbourne

    Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Ian Gould (Eng)

    Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

    England won the toss and elected to bat.

    West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

    Ireland won the toss and elected to field.

    Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.

    Group stage

    A total of 42 matches were played throughout the group stage of the tournament. The top four teams from each pool qualified for the quarter-finals. In the event that two or more teams are tied on points after six matches the teamwith the most number of wins was to be ranked higher. If tied teams also had the same number of wins then they had to be ranked according to net run rate.[58]

    Pool A

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  • 14 FebruaryScorecard

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    New Zealand 331/6 (50 overs)

    v Sri Lanka233 (46.1 overs)

    New Zealand won by 98 runsHagley Oval, Christchurch

    14 February (D/N)Scorecard

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    Australia 342/9 (50 overs)

    v England231 (41.5 overs)

    Australia won by 111 runsMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

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    Scotland 142 (36.2 overs)

    v New Zealand146/7 (24.5 overs)

    New Zealand won by 3 wicketsUniversity Oval, Dunedin

    18 February (D/N)Scorecard

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    Bangladesh 267 (50 overs)

    v Afghanistan162 (42.5 overs)

    Bangladesh won by 105 runsManuka Oval, Canberra

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    England 123 (33.2 overs)

    v New Zealand125/2 (12.2 overs)

    New Zealand won by 8 wicketsWellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

    21 February (D/N)Scorecard

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    Australia v Bangladesh Match abandoned without a ball bowledBrisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

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    Afghanistan 232 (49.4 overs)

    v Sri Lanka236/6 (48.2 overs)

    Sri Lanka won by 4 wicketsUniversity Oval, Dunedin

    23 FebruaryScorecard

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    England 303/8 (50 overs)

    v Scotland184 (42.2 overs)

    England won by 119 runsHagley Oval, Christchurch

    26 FebruaryScorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656431.html)

    Scotland 210 (50 overs)

    v Afghanistan211/9 (49.3 overs)

    Afghanistan won by 1 wicketUniversity Oval, Dunedin

    Team Pld W L T NR NRR Pts

    New Zealand 6 6 0 0 0 +2.56412

    Australia 6 4 1 0 1 +2.257 9

    Sri Lanka 6 4 2 0 0 +0.371 8

    Bangladesh 6 3 2 0 1 +0.1367

    England 6 2 4 0 0 0.753 4

    Afghanistan 6 1 5 0 0 1.853 2

    Scotland 6 0 6 0 0 2.218 0

    Advanced to knockout stage.

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    Sri Lanka 332/1 (50 overs)

    v Bangladesh240 (47 overs)

    Sri Lanka won by 92 runsMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    28 February (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656437.html)

    Australia 151 (32.2 overs)

    v New Zealand152/9 (23.1 overs)

    New Zealand won by 1 wicketEden Park, Auckland

    1 MarchScorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656441.html)

    England 309/6 (50 overs)

    v Sri Lanka312/1 (47.2 overs)

    Sri Lanka won by 9 wicketsWellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

    4 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656449.html)

    Australia 417/6 (50 overs)

    v Afghanistan142 (37.3 overs)

    Australia won by 275 runsWACA Ground, Perth

    5 MarchScorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656451.html)

    Scotland 318/8 (50 overs)

    v Bangladesh322/4 (48.1 overs)

    Bangladesh won by 6 wicketsSaxton Oval, Nelson

    8 MarchScorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656459.html)

    Afghanistan 186 (47.4 overs)

    v New Zealand188/4 (36.1 overs)

    New Zealand won by 6 wicketsMcLean Park, Napier

    8 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656461.html)

    Australia 376/9 (50 overs)

    v Sri Lanka312 (46.2 overs)

    Australia won by 64 runsSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    9 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656463.html)

    Bangladesh 275/7 (50 overs)

    v England260 (48.3 overs)

    Bangladesh won by 15 runsAdelaide Oval, Adelaide

    11 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656467.html)

    Sri Lanka 363/9 (50 overs)

    v Scotland215 (43.1 overs)

    Sri Lanka won by 148 runsBellerive Oval, Hobart

    13 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656471.html)

    Bangladesh 288/7 (50 overs)

    v New Zealand290/7 (48.5 overs)

    New Zealand won by 3 wicketsSeddon Park, Hamilton

    13 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656473.html)

    Afghanistan 111/7 (36.2 overs)

    v England101/1 (18.1 overs)

    England won by 9 wickets (D/L method)Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    14 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656477.html)

    Scotland 130 (25.4 overs)

    v Australia133/3 (15.2 overs)

    Australia won by 7 wicketsBellerive Oval, Hobart

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    South Africa 339/4 (50 overs)

    v Zimbabwe277 (48.2 overs)

    South Africa won by 62 runsSeddon Park, Hamilton

    15 February (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656405.html)

    India 300/7 (50 overs)

    v Pakistan224 (47 overs)

    India won by 76 runsAdelaide Oval, Adelaide

    16 FebruaryScorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656407.html)

    West Indies 304/7 (50 overs)

    v Ireland307/6 (45.5 overs)

    Ireland won by 4 wicketsSaxton Oval, Nelson

    19 FebruaryScorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656413.html)

    United Arab Emirates 285/7 (50 overs)

    v Zimbabwe286/6 (48 overs)

    Zimbabwe won by 4 wicketsSaxton Oval, Nelson

    21 FebruaryScorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656417.html)

    West Indies 310/6 (50 overs)

    v Pakistan160 (39 overs)

    West Indies won by 150 runsHagley Oval, Christchurch

    22 February (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656423.html)

    India 307/7 (50 overs)

    v South Africa177 (40.2 overs)

    India won by 130 runsMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    24 February (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656427.html)

    West Indies 372/2 (50 overs)

    v Zimbabwe289 (44.3 overs)

    West Indies won by 73 runsManuka Oval, Canberra

    25 February (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656429.html)

    United Arab Emirates 278/9 (50 overs)

    v Ireland279/8 (49.2 overs)

    Ireland won by 2 wicketsBrisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

    27 February (D/N) South Africa v West Indies South Africa won by 257 runs

    Pool B

    Team Pld W L T NR NRR Pts

    India 6 6 0 0 0 +1.827 12

    South Africa 6 4 2 0 0 +1.707 8

    Pakistan 6 4 2 0 0 0.085 8

    West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 0.053 6

    Ireland 6 3 3 0 0 0.933 6

    Zimbabwe 6 1 5 0 0 0.527 2

    United Arab Emirates 6 0 6 0 0 2.0320

    Advanced to knockout stage.

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  • Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

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    408/5 (50 overs) 151 (33.1 overs) Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    28 February (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656439.html)

    United Arab Emirates 102 (31.3 overs)

    v India104/1 (18.5 overs)

    India won by 9 wicketsWACA Ground, Perth

    1 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656443.html)

    Pakistan 235/7 (50 overs)

    v Zimbabwe215 (49.4 overs)

    Pakistan won by 20 runsBrisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

    3 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656445.html)

    South Africa 411/4 (50 overs)

    v Ireland210 (45 overs)

    South Africa won by 201 runsManuka Oval, Canberra

    4 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656447.html)

    Pakistan 339/6 (50 overs)

    v United Arab Emirates210/8 (50 overs)

    Pakistan won by 129 runsMcLean Park, Napier

    6 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656453.html)

    West Indies 182 (44.2 overs)

    v India185/6 (39.1 overs)

    India won by 4 wicketsWACA Ground, Perth

    7 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656455.html)

    Pakistan 222 (46.4 overs)

    v South Africa202 (33.3 overs)

    Pakistan won by 29 runs (D/L method)Eden Park, Auckland

    7 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656457.html)

    Ireland 331/8 (50 overs)

    v Zimbabwe326 (49.3 overs)

    Ireland won by 5 runsBellerive Oval, Hobart

    10 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656465.html)

    Ireland 259 (49 overs)

    v India260/2 (36.5 overs)

    India won by 8 wicketsSeddon Park, Hamilton

    12 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656469.html)

    South Africa 341/6 (50 overs)

    v United Arab Emirates195 (47.3 overs)

    South Africa won by 146 runsWellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

    14 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656475.html)

    Zimbabwe 287 (48.5 overs)

    v India288/4 (48.4 overs)

    India won by 6 wicketsEden Park, Auckland

    15 MarchScorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656479.html)

    United Arab Emirates 175 (47.4 overs)

    v West Indies176/4 (30.3 overs)

    West Indies won by 6 wicketsMcLean Park, Napier

    15 March (D/N)Scorecard

    Ireland 237 (50 overs)

    v Pakistan241/3 (46.1 overs)

    Pakistan won by 7 wicketsAdelaide Oval, Adelaide

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    Australia defeated New Zealand by 7

    wickets in the final of the knockout

    stage to win the World Cup their fifth

    time.

    18 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656483.html)

    Sri Lanka 133 (37.2 overs)

    v South Africa134/1 (18 overs)

    South Africa won by 9 wicketsSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    19 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656485.html)

    India 302/6 (50 overs)

    v Bangladesh193 (45 overs)

    India won by 109 runsMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    20 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656487.html)

    Pakistan 213 (49.5 overs)

    v Australia216/4 (33.5 overs)

    Australia won by 6 wicketsAdelaide Oval, Adelaide

    21 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656489.html)

    New Zealand 393/6 (50 overs)

    v West Indies250 (30.3 overs)

    New Zealand won by 143 runsWellington Regional Stadium, Wellington

    Knockout stage

    While the dates and venues are fixed, which match-up they host was subject to change to accommodate the host countries should they qualify. Both hosts qualified for the quarter-finals;Australia played the match on 20 March in Adelaide, and New Zealand played the match on 21 March in Wellington. Since Sri Lanka, the next highest ranked team, progressed to thequarter-finals, they played in Sydney. If England had advanced, as they were the third-highest ranked team, they would have played in Melbourne.[59] As England failed to qualify for thequarter-finals, Bangladesh took their place.[60][61] The teams from each pool was paired based on the A1 v B4, A2 v B3, A3 v B2, A4 v B1 format.[59]

    New Zealand's semi-final against South Africa was played on 24 March in Auckland while Australia's semi-final against India was played on 26 March is Sydney.[62][63] Both the host nationsqualified for the final, where Australia defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets.

    Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final

    A1 New Zealand 393/6B4 West Indies 250

    B2 South Africa 281/5

    A1 New Zealand 299/6A3 Sri Lanka 133

    B2 South Africa 134/1A1 New Zealand 183

    A2 Australia 186/3B3 Pakistan 213

    A2 Australia 216/4A2 Australia 328/7B1 India 233

    B1 India 302/6A4 Bangladesh 193

    Quarter-finals

    Semi-finals

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  • 24 March (D/N)Scorecard

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    South Africa 281/5 (43 overs)

    v New Zealand299/6 (42.5 overs)

    New Zealand won by 4 wickets (D/L method)Eden Park, Auckland

    26 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656493.html)

    Australia 328/7 (50 overs)

    v India233 (46.5 overs)

    Australia won by 95 runsSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    29 March (D/N)Scorecard

    (http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine

    /match/656495.html)

    New Zealand 183 (45 overs)

    v Australia186/3 (33.1 overs)

    Australia won by 7 wicketsMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    Attendance: 93,013

    Final

    Statistics

    Most runs

    Player Team Mat Inns Runs Ave SR HS 100 50 4s 6s

    Martin Guptill New Zealand 9 9 547 68.37 104.58 237* 2 1 59 16

    Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka 7 7 541 108.20 105.87 124 4 0 57 7

    AB de Villiers South Africa 8 7 482 96.40 144.31 162* 1 3 43 21

    Brendan Taylor Zimbabwe 6 6 433 72.16 106.91 138 2 1 43 12

    Shikhar Dhawan India 8 8 412 51.50 91.75 137 2 1 48 9

    Last updated: 29 March 2015[64]

    Most wickets

    Player Team Mat Inns Wkts Ave Econ BBI SR

    Mitchell Starc Australia 8 8 22 10.18 3.50 6/28 17.40

    Trent Boult New Zealand 9 9 22 16.86 4.36 5/27 23.10

    Umesh Yadav India 8 8 18 17.83 4.98 4/31 21.40

    Mohammed Shami India 7 7 17 17.29 4.81 4/35 21.50

    Morn Morkel South Africa 8 8 17 17.58 4.38 3/34 24.00

    Last updated: 29 March 2015[65]

    Controversies

    The Pool A match between Australia and England ended when James Anderson was run out straight after James Taylor was given out lbw. Because Taylor's decision was reviewed and overturned, the ICC later admitted that

    the ball should have been declared dead (according to Article 3.6a of Appendix 6 of the Decision Review System Playing Conditions), and so Anderson was incorrectly given out.[66]

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  • During the Pool B match between Ireland and Zimbabwe, Sean Williams was caught by Ireland's John Mooney in a close run chase. Mooney was extremely close to the boundary and eight different television replays were

    inconclusive as to whether his foot had touched the boundary rope. Meanwhile, Williams had walked and the umpires signalled him out.[67]

    During the second quarter-final match between India and Bangladesh, Rubel Hossain bowled a full toss to Rohit Sharma who was caught at square-leg. The umpire thought the ball was too high and declared it a no ball,

    meaning the batsman was not out. Replays showed that the ball was waist height, and therefore a legal delivery.[68] The ICC's Bangladeshi President, Mustafa Kamal, later questioned the integrity of the umpire and

    threatened to resign in protest[69][70][71] and Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said India won the match because of umpiring errors.[72] However, ICC chief executive Dave Richardson claimed the accusations

    were baseless, and based on personal feelings of an individual. He said the incident was a 50-50 call and the decision belonged to the umpire.[73][74]

    ODI retirements

    The following international cricketers announced their retirement from ODI cricket after this World Cup.

    Player Country Refs.

    Shahid Afridi Pakistan [75]

    Michael Clarke Australia [76]

    Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka [77][78]

    Khurram Khan United Arab Emirates [79]

    Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan [75]

    Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka [77][78]

    Brendan Taylor Zimbabwe [80]

    Daniel Vettori New Zealand [81]

    See also

    List of Cricket World Cup centuries

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