ICC ODI World Cup 2023: The Hits and Flops

Afghanistan's Remarkable Wins

Afghanistan's campaign included stunning victories, notably against defending champions England and a resounding win over Pakistan, sparking jubilant celebrations.

Maxwell's Heroic Innings

Glenn Maxwell's stellar performance included the fastest century in the tournament, a scintillating 106 against the Netherlands. His unbeaten 201 against Afghanistan, despite battling cramps and back spasms, stood as a testament to his skill.

Kohli's Record-breaking Century

Virat Kohli, hailed as one of the contemporary greats, achieved a milestone by hitting his 50th ODI century, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's record. He accomplished this feat during India's semi-final against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium.

Babar Azam's Pakistan Struggle

Babar Azam's Pakistan, despite high expectations, faced a tough campaign. After two initial victories, they encountered difficulties, with director of cricket Mickey Arthur criticizing the stifling security overshadowing their performance.

England's Disappointing Run

England, led by Jos Buttler, entered as title defenders but faced disappointment with a campaign that fizzled out early, managing just one win in their initial seven matches.

Mathews' Controversial Dismissal

Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews faced a rare dismissal, becoming the first player in over 146 years of international cricket to be given a "timed out" decision, adding controversy to their match against Bangladesh.

South Africa's Inconsistent Performance

South Africa's campaign was marred by inconsistency. Despite glimpses of brilliance, they struggled to maintain momentum throughout the tournament, resulting in a mixed bag of performances.

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