Cup Trivia

Published: Saturday, March 31, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Nothing when compared to our Walson: Ian Gould, who kept wickets for England in all 7 matches in 1983, never played a single Test.
Madan Lal bowls&Dennis (a)misses it: The first ball in the World Cup history was bowled by India's Madan Lal to England's Denis Amiss at Lord's on June 7, 1975.
Stormy Islanders: Sri Lanka became the first nation to boycott a match in the World Cup in 1979 when they refused to play Israel on political grounds in the mini tournament.
Oh Boy what a miss!: One of the all-time great innings, 175 not out by Kapil Dev against Zimbabwe in 1983 was lost to posterity. BBC had gone on strike that day with the result that it was never recorded on video.
What a Feat!: Graham Gooch of England became the only player to win three consecutive man-of-match awards in World Cup (1987).
Shabbhas Javed Bhai: Javed Miandad of Pakistan became the first and only player to take part in all the first six World Cup's (1975-96).
What a Shame: The semi-final between India and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in 1996 World Cup was the first to be awarded to a team by default, the crowd disturbance that forced match referee to award the match to Sri Lanka.


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