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Top 5 host cities that made the Cricket World Cup Unforgettable

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Cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly anticipate the Cricket World Cup, a global spectacle that unites nations in a celebration of sportsmanship and talent. While the game itself provides riveting moments, the host cities play a crucial role in elevating the tournament’s allure. Let’s delve into five host cities that left an indelible mark on the Cricket World Cup, making it truly unforgettable.

1. India vs Sri Lanka Final 2011, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai:

The 2011 Cricket World Cup final, played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium was a real treat to watch. The intense clash between India and Sri Lanka enthralled cricket fans around the world. With an amazing crowd rallying behind their home team, the atmosphere was as electric as it could’ve been. The historic moment when MS Dhoni sealed India’s victory with a six off Nuvan Kulasekara, is etched in cricketing folklore forever. Mumbai’s passionate cricket fans and the stadium’s historic significance made it an unforgettable host city.

2. Ireland vs England 2011, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru:

In 2011, Bengaluru’s M.Chinnaswamy Stadium witnessed a match that highlighted the magic of cricket. Ireland, considered underdogs, faced off against cricketing giants England. The stadium erupted in cheer as Ireland pulled off a stunning upset, winning hearts and captivating the world. Bengaluru’s hospitality and enthusiasm for the game left an enduring impression on players and spectators alike, making it a memorable host city.

3. England vs New Zealand Final 2019, Lord’s, London:

The final match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup at Lord’s, London, is known as one of the most thrilling contests ever in history. England were playing against New Zealand in a high-stakes finale that ended in a dramatic tie as both teams scored 241 runs. The first Super Over in an ODI match was then played, and after it also ended in a tie, England were awarded their first championship under the boundary count rule.

4. South Africa vs New Zealand 2015, Eden Park, Auckland:

Tournament’s Co-hosts New Zealand and star-studded Team South Africa competed in an exciting World Cup semifinal in Auckland’s Eden Park. The game delivered on its promise to take players on an emotional rollercoaster. With the game on a knife’s edge, Grant Elliott’s second last-ball six off Dale Steyn sealed a remarkable victory for New Zealand. The electric atmosphere and scenic backdrop made Auckland an unforgettable host city. Cricket enthusiasts from all corners of the globe stayed glued to the Live Cricket Score to witness this breathtaking encounter.

5. Sri Lanka vs England 2019, Headingley, Leeds:

Team Sri Lanka delivered a stunning upset, defending 232 against mighty England in a thrilling World Cup clash. Malinga, De Silva, and Pradeep’s remarkable performances secured the memorable victory. The match showcased cricket’s unpredictability, making the World Cup even more captivating. It was a reminder that underdogs can also rise to the occasion, creating unforgettable moments in the cricketing world.

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