Afghanistan beat England: Revisiting 6 greatest World Cup upsets

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Afghanistan's historic World Cup 2023 win

Afghanistan caused one of the biggest upsets in the history of World Cup as they outclassed defending champions England by 69 runs on Sunday.

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1. 1983 - India vs West Indies

The Kapil Dev-led India floored two-time defending champions (1975, 1979) West Indies by 43 runs to win their maiden title at the iconic Lord's.

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2. 1983 - Zimbabwe vs Australia

The 1983 edition saw another upset when Zimbabwe suprised the cricketing world by upsetting Australia by 13 runs at Trent Bridge on their World Cup debut.

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3. 2011 - Ireland vs England

Ireland produced a giant killing act when a Kevin O'Brien-inspired team downed England, chasing down a mammoth 328 with three wickets in Bangalore.

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4. 1996 - Kenya vs West Indies

Playing their maiden World Cup, Kenya scripted a dramatic upset by defeating West Indies by 73 runs in Pune.

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5. 1999 - Bangladesh vs Pakistan

Bangladesh shocked Pakistan in an inconsequential match at Northampton. Bangladesh made 223/9 and in reply Pakistan were bundled out for 161.

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6. 2007 - India vs Bangladesh

Bangladesh eliminated India from 2007 World Cup after chasing down a target of 192 in 48.3 overs with five wickets intact.

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