India set two World Cup records

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

During their group ‘B’ match against Bermuda at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on March 19,India set two World Cup records.Highest total in a matchIndia scoring 413 for five in the allotted 50 overs, set a new World Cup record of making the highest total in a match. The previous highest was Sri Lanka's 398 for 5 against Kenya at Kandy in 1996. India's previous best was 373 for 6 against Sri Lanka at Taunton the Largest margin of victoryBy achieving a 257-run victory, India set a new World Cup record for the largest margin of victory in ODIs. The previous record was Australia's 256-run win against Namibia in the 2003 World Cup. Sri Lanka also defeated Bermuda by 243 runs on March 15. India’s previous record in World Cup cricket was a victory by 183 runs against Sri Lanka at Johannesburg in 2003.Equal record of most sixes in a inningsIndia's tally of 18 sixes equaled the record set by South Africa for most sixes in an innings. South Africa set the record against Netherlands on March 16.

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