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Cricket World Cup: five important minutes

The Cricket World Cup has created many exciting challenges in its 44-year history.
AFP Sports reviews five of the most vital minutes:
1975: Gilmour's extraordinary day
Competition has England were very much aware of the danger presented by fearsome quick bowlers Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson in front of a World Cup semi-last against old opponents Australia.
Be that as it may, rather they were fixed by a hair-raising burst of left-arm swing bowling from Gary Gilmour as the 23-year-old took six for 14, with England full scale for only 93.
Gilmour's work was a long way from completed, in any case. Australia fallen thus and were 39 for six, after Chris Old had taken three wickets on his Headingley home ground, when Gilmour came into bat.

In any case, his 28 not out and a whole remain with Doug Walters saw Australia into the last.

1983: Kapil's 'inconspicuous' hundred
Zimbabwe, who had effectively beaten Australia on the back of a fine all-round execution by future England mentor Duncan Fletcher, were very nearly another stun win when they diminished India to 17 for five.
In any case, India commander Kapil Dev reacted with a shocking thump of 175 off 138 balls — an innings just observed by onlookers at the Nevill Ground in Tunbridge Wells as a strike by BBC specialists implied the match was not communicated on TV.



An inevitable aggregate of 266 demonstrated a lot for Zimbabwe, with Kapil's century a case of the motivational authority that would see India delegated champions seven days after the fact.
1999: Australia 'win' in a tie

Maybe the most exciting World Cup round of all, this Edgbaston semi-last observed Australia make 213, with South Africa paceman Shaun Pollock taking five for 36.

Jonty Rhodes and Jacques Kallis took the Proteas almost the whole way towards pursuing down an objective, with their side requiring nine off the last finished and afterward one keep running with one wicket left.
Yet, when Lance Klusener hit the ball to mid-off and set off for a solitary, non-striker Allan Donald did not hear the call at that point dropped his bat. Imprint Waugh handled the ball, tossed it to bowler Damien Fleming, who thusly moved it down the pitch where wicket-manager Adam Gilchrist finished a run-out.

In spite of the fact that the match was tied, Australia progressed into the last gratitude to a prevalent net run-rate.

2011: O'Brien overpowers England
Britain appeared to have done what's necessary with the bat against Ireland, at that point a non-Test country, when they made 327 for eight — a complete no side had ever recently pursued down in a World Cup coordinate.
In any case, on a never-to-be-overlooked night in Bangalore, up ventured Kevin O'Brien to hit the speediest century in World Cup history, off only 50 balls, including 13 fours and six sixes.
Ireland, who had been 111 for five, proceeded to finish a shocking three-wicket win.
2015: 'Old kid' breaks South Africa's hearts

Fifties from Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers took South Africa to 281 for five of every an Auckland semi-last innings decreased by downpour to 43 overs for each side.

The Black Caps at that point saw all-rounder Grant Elliott, conceived in Johannesburg however who had left for New Zealand in 2001, play a mind-blowing innings.
New Zealand still required five to win with two balls left when Elliott settled the issue with a surprising six over mid-on off quick bowler Dale Steyn.
It was the last shot in a match-winning innings of 84 not out that saw New Zealand's men into their first World Cup last after six past semi-last thrashings as South Africa endured yet progressively knockout anguish.v