From underdog victories to miraculous escapes, these teams have had their share of fortune. 

-Exploring the Greatest Upsets

1983 World Cup 

The Indian team of 1983 was considered to be underdogs in the World Cup. The mighty West Indies were bowled out for just 140 runs in response to India's total of 183 runs.

1992 World Cup

Pakistan's 1992 World Cup win was aided by rain interruptions that forced them to play a shortened final against England. The "DLS Method" worked in their favor, and Imran Khan lifted the trophy. 

1996 World Cup 

On February 29, 1996, Kenya, a relative underdog, defeated the mighty West Indies by a resounding 73 runs in a thrilling encounter in Pune. 

1999 World Cup 

In the semifinal against South Africa, the Australians were bowled out for 213 runs. However, South Africa were bowled out for 211 runs, and Australia won the match by 2 runs.  

2007 World Cup  

On March 17, 2007, in Kingston, Ireland, a relative underdog, defeated Pakistan by three wickets in a rain-affected match, thanks to the Duckworth-Lewis method. 

2011 World Cup   

On March 2, 2011, in Bengaluru, Ireland etched its name in cricket history as they toppled cricket giants England by three wickets in a nail-biting ICC Cricket World Cup encounter. 

2023 World Cup

 On October 15, 2023, in New Delhi, as Afghanistan, the underdogs, triumphed over defending champions England by a commanding 69-run margin.  

2023 World Cup 

Netherlands scripted one of the greatest upset wins in the tournament's history by defeating South Africa, a Test-playing nation, by 38 runs.  

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