Best moments of the Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ended in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday. The 49 match schedule took international fans and participating teams on a roller coaster ride of emotions for a month and a half. This culminated in Sunday’s final in which Australia beat New Zealand on their home turf. 

The 2015 Cricket World Cup was nothing short of exhilarating as New Zealand and Sri Lanka kicked off the group stage matches. From seeing Bangladesh earning a spot in their ever first World Cup quarter-finals match, to the teary-eyed South Africa Proteas who made their way home after the semi-final knockout against New Zealand, the Kiwis batted their way into the final against Australia.

Here are 7 of the most memorable moments of the #CWC2015:

1. Martin Guptill of New Zealand made 237 runs, the highest score in World Cup history, against West Indies. This took his team to the semi-finals.

2. Australian captain, Michael Clarke dedicated the team’s victory in the final to the late Phillip Hughes, 26-year-old  Australian cricketer who died tragically from an injury sustained during a cricket match last year.

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3. The South African team – the Proteas – were reduced to tears after being knocked out by New Zealand, who reached their first final in the history of the CWC.

The Proteas heartbroken after losing in the semi-final against the Blackcaps. Photo: 2015 Cricbuzz.com

The Proteas heartbroken after losing in the semi-final against the Blackcaps. Photo: 2015 Cricbuzz.com

4. Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan left-handed batsman, was the first man to ever score four consecutive centuries in the Cricket World Cup.

Kumar Sangakkara scored his 4th consecutive century in the World Cup in a match against Australia. Photo:

Kumar Sangakkara scored his 4th consecutive century in the World Cup in a match against Australia.                         Photo: BBC Sport

5. Tim Southee of New Zealand picked up 7 wickets for just 33 runs against England during the round-robin stage of the CWC 2015.

Southee picked up 7 wickets in a match against England. Photo: morningringer.com

Southee picked up 7 wickets in a match against England. Photo: morningringer.com

6. South Africa’s AB de Villiers annihilated the West Indies bowling attack when he scored 162 runs off 66 balls.

AB de Villiers hits the ball out the park during a match against the West Indies. Photo: G Rajaram

AB de Villiers hits the ball out the park during a match against the West Indies.            Photo: G Rajaram

7. Australia triumphed over New Zealand, winning the 2015 Cricket World Cup final by 7 wickets.

The Australian team hoist the trophy, celebrating their 2015 Cricket World Cup win, in their home ground.

Australian captain, Michael Clarke hoists the trophy, celebrating their 2015 Cricket World                                               Cup win, in their home ground of Melbourne.                                         Photo: icc cricket world cup 2015

SKA in SA – an international sensation

Local and international media have been buzzing with news after it was announced that the majority of the SKA, the world’s largest radio telescope array, will be built in South Africa.

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