Top performances in cricket world cup 2015

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  1. 1. Top Performances in Cricket World Cup 2015 Group Round The World Cup of cricket is a tournament in which individual cricketers can make themselves immortal by putting in stellar performances for their team that would be talked about for as long as cricket is played and during the group stages of the 2015 World Cup there have been plenty of such performances. Aaron Finchs 135 at Melbourne on the very first day of the tournament that pummelled England into submission is one of them. Virat Kohlis century against arch rivals Pakistan has to rank up there among the best centuries scored in a high pressure game. However, the batting performance that lit up the tournament was South African star A B deVilliers 168 off 66 balls that took the South Africans past 400 in the game against the West Indies. He hit an astonishing 17 boundaries and 8 sixes during the total carnage.
  2. 2. The 20th match of the tournament between New Zealand and Australia at Auckland was not only a classic but also saw two of the best bowling performances from the two teams. New Zealands left arm fast bowler Trent Bould triggered the Australian collapse with a superb spell in which he picked up 5-27 in 10 overs and the Aussies could only score 151. However, the Kiwis were given a real scare by the Australians as their own left arm quick Mitchell Starc bowled a dream spell to grab 6-28 in 9 overs. It is hard to say which spell was better. Last but certainly not the least by any stretch of imagination is the outstanding form that Sri Lankas legendary batsman Kumar Sangakkara has shown throughout the tournament and his record of scoring 4 consecutive centuries in the tournament will stay as a record for some time to come. He started off with 105 not out v Bangladesh, followed by a matchwinning 117 not out v England and although the next one (104) v Australia was in a losing cause; he kept the Lankans in the game till late. The last one came against the hapless Scots when he plundered a superb 124.