1) Herschelle Gibbs
During a league match between South Africa and Netherlands at Warner Park, St Kitts, Herschelle Gibbs, who came out to bat at number four, smashed leg break bowler Daan Van Bunge for six sixes in an over, a feat that was never achieved before in international cricket.Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule in IST: Time Table, Fixture & Venue Details of all WC 2015 Matches
2) Highest team total in World Cup matches
India’s World Cup campaign may have lasted till group stage only, but fans had something to cheer for. In a group match against minnows Bermuda India registered 413-5 in their allotted 50 overs and it remains the highest team total in a World Cup match. Not only this, India is the only team in competition’s history to post 400 or more on board. In this match, bulky Bermuda spinner Dwayne Leverock gave away 96 runs for one wicket in his 10 overs, thus registering the third most expensive bowling figures in World Cup’s history.
3) Highest individual score in finals of World Cup
In the finals of the tournament Adam Gilchrist pulverised Sri Lankan attack at Bridgetown, Barbados by scoring a scintillating century. Opening the innings Gilchrist smashed 149 off 104 balls to register the highest individual score in finals of the World Cup, surpassing his captain Ricky Pointing’s unbeaten 140 against India in 2003 edition. It is also remains the highest score registered by a wicketkeeper-batsman in a World Cup match.
4) Highest wicket-taker
Having represented Australia in four World Cups from 1996 to 2007, Glenn McGrath finished the tournament being the highest wicket taker with 26 wickets. With that he took his overall tally of World Cup wickets to 71, the most in competition’s history. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule: Complete Fixtures & Time Table of all Cricket World Cup 2015 Matches
5) Most Dismissals
2007 World Cup was also the last for Adam Gilchrist. He inflicted 17 dismissals in the tournament to take his overall tally to 52, which is the highest number of dismissals in the tournament’s history.He is followed closely by Sri Lanka’s Kumara Sangakkara who has 46 dismissals against his name.