March 29 marks the anniversary of Australia’s fifth World Cup victory which they completed with a resounding victory in the final played at MCG in 2015. Australia remains the only side with such a heavy trophy cabinet. How well do you know their World Cup journey? Here is a quiz to test your knowledge:
Which Australian bowler dismissed Mike Gatting in the 1987 final which led to England’s downfall during the run-chase?
Mike Gatting was caught by wicketkeeper Greg Dyer for 41 in a failed attempt to reverse-sweep Allan Border. His dismissal changed the course of the match.
Who is the only Australian cricketer to win a Man-of-the-Match award in a World Cup semi-final as well as a World Cup final?
Shane Warne was the Man-of-the-Match in the 1999 World Cup semi-final (against South Africa) and also the final (against Pakistan). He also won this award against West Indies in the 1996 World Cup semi-final.