List of major records scripted during ICC World Cup 2019
The greatest cricketing tournament, the ICC World Cup 2019, has come to an end. England won their maiden title as the champion was decided via Super Over. Just like every other edition, several records were scripted and broken. From runs, centuries, wickets, hat-tricks, it had it all. In the same light, we take a look at some of the major records scripted, this term.
Rohit Sharma first to score five tons in a CWC
Rohit Sharma was in a phenomenal form in this World Cup. Not only he raked up the most runs in the tournament, but he also scored five centuries in nine innings. This is the most by any player in a single World Cup. He went past Kumar Sangakkara's record of four centuries, which he had scored during the 2015 edition of the tournament.
Vijay Shankar scripts a record with World Cup debut ball
Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar claimed a wicket off his first ball in the World Cup, against Pakistan when he dismissed Imam-ul-Haq. With this, he became the first Indian to claim a wicket off his opening ball in the World Cup. He also became the third bowler to do so after Bermuda's Malachi Jones in 2007 and Australia's Ian Harvey in 2003.
Mitchell Starc claims most wickets in a single edition
Australia pacer Mitchell Starc finished as the highest wicket-taker of this tournament. With 27 wickets in the tournament, Starc has claimed the most wickets in a single edition of the tournament. The pacer went past the record held by another Australian legend Glenn McGrath, who had claimed 26 wickets during the 2007 edition. Notably, Starc ended as highest wicket-taker, second time in a row.
Kane Williamson scores most runs as captain in a CWC
Mohammed Shami becomes second Indian to claim World Cup hat-trick
The opening hat-trick of the tournament came when Indian pacer Mohammed Shami did so against Afghanistan. As a result, he also became the second Indian to claim a hat-trick in the World Cup, after Chetan Sharma achieved the same in 1987.
Three batsmen scoring 600+ runs in a World Cup
This edition of the World Cup saw three batsmen scoring more than 600 runs in runs. Incidentally, this was also the first time that more than one batsman scored 600+ runs in a single edition of the tournament. While Rohit Sharma became the second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to do so, Australia's David Warner and Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan too achieved the feat.
Shakib Al Hasan scripts a unique one
As mentioned above, Shakib scored 600 runs during this tournament. However, that was not all. He also became the only player in the history of the World Cup to score 600 runs and claim more than 10 wickets in a single edition. Shakib ended his World Cup 2019 campaign with 606 runs and 11 wickets. A unbreakable record, indeed!