The number of occasions a spinner has bowled the first over in a World Cup match. South African leggie Imran Tahir became the latest to do so against England at the Oval on the opening day of the 12th Cricket World Cup 2019.

Spinners bowling the first over in a World Cup match


Notes: Botha dismissed Chris Gayle on the third ball of the opening over; Petersen in Chennai got Andrew Strauss (third ball) and Kevin Pietersen (sixth ball) of the opening over; Imran Tahir got Jonny Bairstow on the second ball of the opening over.


The number of runs scored by Australian Nathan Coulter-Nile during his match-winning knock against the West Indies at Trent Bridge. This is now the second highest score by an individual batsman while batting at No. 8 in the history of One-Day International cricket and the highest by a No. 8 at the World Cup.

Highest individual scores by batsmen at positions 8 and below in ODI cricket

Note: Sammy was captaining the side.

Highest individual scores by batsmen at batting positions 8 and below at the World Cup


Note: Streak was captaining the side.

Coulter-Nile’s 92 is also the highest score by an Australian batting at positions 7 and below in ODI cricket.

Highest individual scores by an Australian coming in at batting positions 7 and below in ODI cricket


The number of matches Mitchell Starc needed to take 150 wickets in ODIs. This is now the quickest by any bowler to reach this landmark. For the record, Starc became the 74th bowler to claim 150 or more wickets in ODIs.

Fewest matches to reach 150 ODI wickets


The number of Indians who managed to claim four wickets on their World Cup debut. Yuzvendra Chahal against South Africa became the latest entrant in the Southampton World Cup match.

Best bowling figures by Indians on World Cup debut

Note: Yuvraj Singh had figures of 4/6 in 4.3 overs against Nambia while bowling for the first time in a World Cup match. But it was his fourth WC match. He did not bowl in the first three games!

Note: All figures above are updated as on June 7, 2019.