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World Cup: Most Shocking Exits

World Cup: Most Shocking Exits

Victories remain forever in our minds though some defeats also have the same implications. We look at some of those defeats of World Cup which marked the early exit of so called powerhouses of Cricket.

1999 World Cup: England failing to take home advantage

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Starting the tournament in fine fashion, the hosts galloped Lankans in their opening match bowling out the defending champions for a mere 204 runs. The joy couldn’t last for long as England were crushed by South Africa as Allan Donald ripped through England as the hosts were condemned to a massive 122-run hammering.  India sent England crashing out of their own tournament with a convincing 63-run win at Birmingham. Chasing 232, Graham Thorpe’s unlucky LBW dismissal proved to be the game changer. England never recovered and crashed out after losing by 63 runs.

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