The Greatest World Cup Matches

The unimprovable game

This World Cup classic was bursting with drama. Then it went and added a heap more

Rob Smyth

March 2019

The finest day of entertainment

Two top teams, great performances, a long sunny day, and a scare at the end: the first World Cup final had it all

Alan Gardner

March 2019

A cornered giant

A young Inzamam-ul-Haq did not want to play the 1992 semi-final against Zealand. He did, and how

Danyal Rasool

March 2019

Houdini in Mohali

One amazing escape in a do-or-die game, fine - but two? Warne and friends did it against West Indies in 1996

Varun Shetty

March 2019

Walsh's warning

When a nail-biter in Lahore was elevated to legend by a beautiful act of sportsmanship

Danyal Rasool

March 2019

KO'd by KOB

An Irish victory over England looked impossible - then Kevin O'Brien happened

Peter Della Penna

March 2019

Fireworks in Bangalore

When India met Pakistan in a World Cup knockout, sparks were expected to fly - just not these many

Srinath Sripath

March 2019