World Cup 2023 Top 10 moments: In the final match of the tournament at Ahmedabad ground, the Kangaroo team won by six wickets on the basis of opening batsman Travis Head’s explosive innings of 137 runs.
World Cup 2023 Top 10 moments: The ODI World Cup 2023, hosted by India for about one and a half months, ended on Sunday. Breaking the hearts of millions of Indian fans, the Australian team led by Pat Cummins was crowned the sixth world champion. In the final match of the tournament at Ahmedabad ground, the Kangaroo team won by six wickets on the basis of opening batsman Travis Head’s explosive innings of 137 runs. With this title victory of the Australian team, the home team’s trophy-winning streak that had been going on for the last three World Cup editions also ended. However, not only in this title match but in the entire tournament there was a fierce competition between the batsmen and bowlers. Meanwhile, many such moments were seen which surprised all the cricket fans. Let’s take a look at the top 10 moments related to ODI World Cup 2023 – (Top 10 World Cup viral moments)
South Africa made the biggest total –
In the fourth match of this Mahakumbh of cricket, the South African team set the biggest total in World Cup history on the basis of its stormy batting line-up. In the match against Sri Lanka at Wankhede ground, only three batsmen – Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram scored explosive centuries. On the basis of explosive innings played by all the batsmen, the South African team achieved a huge total of 428 runs in the stipulated 50 overs. With this, the South African team broke Australia’s record of the biggest total in the World Cup with 417 runs.
Pakistan’s record run chase –
Although this World Cup was nothing special for the Pakistani team captained by Babar Azam. But in its very second match, the team had made the record of chasing the biggest target in the history of ODI World Cup against Sri Lanka. In this match played on Hyderabad ground, Pakistani team chased the huge total of 345 runs with six wickets remaining on the basis of century innings of Abdullah Shafiq and Mohammad Rizwan.
Afghanistan defeated three world champions –
The Afghanistan team, which had won only one win in its first two World Cup editions, performed brilliantly in this tournament. The Afghan team won 4 out of 9 league matches played in the tournament. During this, the Afghan team surprised everyone by handing a crushing defeat to three world champion teams. This included victories against defending champion England, 1992 world champion Pakistan and 1996 world champion Sri Lanka.
Glenn Maxwell scored a stormy century – (fastest century of the World Cup)
Glenn Maxwell scored a century in just 40 balls in the match against Netherlands on the grounds of capital New Delhi. With this, Maxwell broke the record of the fastest century of the World Cup, scored by Adam Markram in 49 balls in the same World Cup. On the basis of his explosive innings and the brilliant performance of the bowlers, the Australian team registered the biggest win in World Cup history by defeating the Netherlands by 309 runs.
It rained runs in Australia vs New Zealand match –
In the match between Australia and New Zealand on the Dharamshala ground, the batsmen of both the teams scored runs. Where the Australian team scored 388 runs on the basis of innings of 109 runs by Travis Head and 81 runs by David Warner. While chasing the target, the New Zealand team came very close to victory with 383 runs on the basis of young batsman Rachin Ravindra’s century inning of 116 runs. However, in the end the Kiwi team had to face defeat by five runs. But this match between the two teams became the highest-scoring encounter in ODI World Cup history. Where both the teams scored 771 runs. Whereas in the same edition of the World Cup, 754 runs were scored in the match between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Five batsmen getting out for duck in the same innings –
In the match played between India and Sri Lanka at the historic ground of Wankhede, the host Indian team had a spectacular performance with both bat and ball. Because of this, the Sri Lankan team, which was chasing the target of 358 runs, was reduced to just 55 runs. During this period, five batsmen of the Sri Lankan team could not even open their account. Which also included golden ducks from both the opening batsmen. In this match, Mohammed Shami took five wickets for just 18 runs.
Angelo Mathews timed out controversy –
Cricket history got its most shameful moment in the match played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in this tournament. Where Bangladeshi captain Shakib Al Hasan appealed for time-out against Sri Lanka’s experienced batsman Angelo Mathews. However, Mathews was late due to the strip in his helmet breaking. But despite this, on the appeal of the Bangladeshi captain, the umpires gave time-out to Mathews. With this, Mathews became the first player in cricket history to be timed-out.
Glenn Maxwell played a historic innings –
In the match against Afghanistan at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, the Australian team, while chasing the target of 292 runs, lost seven of its batsmen for just 91 runs. But Glenn Maxwell, battling injury, played an unbeaten inning of 201 runs with the help of 21 fours and 10 sixes in just 128 balls and gave Australia the most memorable victory in the history of ODI cricket. With this explosive inning, Maxwell became the first player to score a double century while chasing in ODI cricket.
King Kohli becomes the uncrowned king of ODI centuries –
In the first semi-final match of the tournament, Virat Kohli scored the 50th century of his ODI career at the historic ground of Wankhede. With this, Virat broke the record of 49 ODI centuries in front of the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar at his home ground. Not only this, Virat created a lot of chaos with his bat in this entire tournament. In the 11 matches played in this World Cup, Virat scored 765 runs at an average of 95.62 and strike rate of 90.31. Here too, Virat Kohli became the batsman who scored the most runs in a World Cup edition, leaving behind Sachin Tendulkar.
Travis Head broke millions of hearts –
Cricket: In the title match of this Mahakumbh, Travis Head broke the hearts of millions of Indian fans and made his team Australia the world champion for the sixth time. Travis Head not only played a explosive century inning of 137 runs in this final match. In fact, he also took a brilliant catch to dismiss captain Rohit Sharma during the Indian innings. This catch of Head proved to be the biggest turning point of the Indian innings in this final match.
The final tournament Djokovic wins the title for the seventh time, a record achievement
Novak Djokovic won the Finals Tennis Championship title for the seventh time in a record achievement, one title ahead of Roger Federer, by defeating Italian Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-3 in the final on Sunday in Turin.
The Serbian, ranked first in the world, deserved his second title in a row in this tournament, which annually brings together the best eight players during the season, as he reached the title match after eliminating Spain’s Carlos Alcaras, ranked second in the world, in the semi-final by defeating him 6-3 and 6-2.
The only stumble for the 36-year-old in the 54th edition of this tournament was in the group stage when he lost to Sinner in particular 5-7, 6-7, 6-7, but on Sunday he took revenge on the fourth-seeded Italian, achieving his fourth victory over him out of five confrontations between them.
Djokovic prevented his opponent, 22-year-old Sinner, from completing the achievement he achieved yesterday, Saturday, when he defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev, third in the world, in the semi-finals, becoming the first Italian to reach the final of the final.
Djokovic, who raised his total tally to 98 titles in his legendary career and came closer to American Jimmy Connors (109) and Federer (103), and received the $4.8 million allocated to the champion in Turin, said, “It is very special to win this title. It is probably one of my best seasons.” “I am very happy and proud of my last matches. I succeeded in having an exceptional week.”
The Serbian entered the tournament at the end of a year that witnessed him winning three titles in the four major tournaments, bringing the total number of his Grand Slam titles to a record 24 titles, in addition to his 40th title in the thousand-point Masters tournaments, before he was able on Sunday to break his partnership with his former rival. Federer won the Finals Championship title for the seventh time after 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2023.
Djokovic added this record achievement to another he achieved at the beginning of the tournament when he won in the first round of the group stage over Dane Holger Rone, thus ensuring that he finished the season at the top of the professional classification for a record eighth time after the years 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020 and 2021.
The Serbian also strengthened his record by being at the top of the professional rankings for the 399th week (he will reach 400 in the rankings tomorrow, Monday), far behind his runner-up Federer (310), noting that he lost count of 22 weeks in the lead between March 23 and August 23, 2020 as a result of the cessation of competitions. Due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.
Jeddah : changing the names of 3 Saudi stadiums
The Saudi Ministry of Sports announced, on Sunday, changing the names of 3 stadiums to sports cities.
This matter comes within the development steps that the Ministry is working to implement, according to comprehensive plans, that contribute to achieving the sports goals of Saudi Vision 2030.
The Ministry revealed that the list of stadiums included in the amendment included King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Stadium in Riyadh, in addition to Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium in Jeddah.
According to the announcement, the new name for the three stadiums will be: King Fahd Sports City in Riyadh, Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Sports City in Riyadh, and Prince Abdullah Al Faisal City in Jeddah.
Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz Sports City includes the main and reserve stadiums, the sports teams’ camp building, a hotel, and a closed sports hall, as well as an integrated administrative building.
As for Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Sports City, it includes the main and reserve stadiums, an indoor gymnasium, as well as a tennis court, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, an integrated administrative building, and a youth hostel building.
King Fahad Sports City will witness the establishment of additional facilities covering various sports, becoming an integrated sports city.
Holding the second edition of the UAE President’s Show Jumping Cup in the suburbs of Moscow
During the period between November 16 and 18, the equestrian center on the outskirts of the Russian capital, Moscow, hosted the second edition of the UAE President’s Cup Show Jumping Championship.
The tournament was held with the personal support of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed Al Nahyan.
The tournament has become a tradition, symbolizing the friendship between Russia and the United Arab Emirates, and promoting the spread of equestrian sports in both countries.
The idea of holding the tournament came at the initiative of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the UAE to Russia, Mohammed Ahmed Al Jaber, who addressed the participants and the public before the start of the second edition of the tournament, praising the preparation of the athletes and wishing them success.
It is noteworthy that the first edition of the UAE President’s Cup Show Jumping Championship in equestrian sports was held in December 2022 in the suburbs of Moscow.