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2015 Cricket World Cup Leading Run-Scorers: Martin Guptill hits 200! 2nd in the list of top-10 batsmen

Martin Guptill of New Zealand made a double century in the fourth quarter finals against West Indies in Wellington to take 2nd place in the leading run-scorers of 2015 Cricket World Cup. Kumar Sangakkara became the first batsman to cross 500 run-mark in 2015 Cricket World Cup but his quarter-final innings 45 off 96 deliveries is anything that did justice to his aggressive, in-form batsman personality. He is the leading run-scorer of this edition but the humbling performance by Sri Lankan side in the quarter-final against South Africa could well be their final match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

His knock of 138 off 110 deliveries takes him to second place of leading run-scorers of 2015 Cricket World Cup, only behind Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka (496 runs). Taylor has made 433 runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including second century of the tournament. Zimbabwean Sean Williams also made another half-century to climb up to sixth place in top-10 list of batsmen of ICC World Cup 2015.

Mahhmudullah of Bangladesh riding on his great form hit second hundred of 2015 Cricket World Cup against New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. After becoming the first Bangladeshi batsman to hit century in World Cups, Mahmudullah scored a well-made 124* against the Kiwis. With this hundred he moves to fifth place of leading run-scorers of ICC Cricket World 2015 with a total of 344 runs. The race to become the leading run-scorers of 2015 Cricket World Cup is heating up between two players – South African skipper AB de Villiers challenging Sri Lanka’s batting supremo Kumar Sangakkara. Both the players have consistently being among the runs.

There have been a total of one double century and 33 centuries hit in the World Cup 2015 so far. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (4), Tillakrathne Dilshan (2), Mahmudullah (2), Brendan Taylor (2) and Shikhar Dhawan (2) are the only payers to hit more than one century in Cricket World Cup 2015 so far.

Leading Run-Scorers: List of Top Batsmen of WC 2015

S.No

Name

Country

Matches

Runs

Average

Highest

1.

Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka

7

541

108.20

124

2.

Brendan Taylor

Zimbabwe

6

433

72.16

138

3.

AB de Villiers

South Africa

7

417

83.40

162*

4.

Tillakrathne Dilshan

Sri Lanka

7

395

65.83

161*

5.

Shikhar Dhawan

India

7*

367

52.42

137

6.

Mahmudullah

Bangladesh

6*

365

73.00

128*

7.

Sean Williams

Zimbabwe

6

339

67.80

96

8.

Hashim Amla

South Africa

7

323

46.14

159

9.

Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan

6

316

52.66

76

10.

Shaiman Anwar

UAE

6

311

51.83

106

Leading run-scorers table updated till Match 44 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, India vs Bangladesh* on March 19, 2015.

The 27 centurions, starting with the top scorer are– Chris Gayle (215), David Warner (178), AB De Villiers (162*) Tillakaratne Dilshan (161*), Hashim Amla (159), Kyle Coetzer (156), Lahiru Thirimanne (139*), David Miller (138*), Brendan Taylor (138), Shikhar Dhawan (137), Marlon Samuels (133*) Aaron Finch (135), Moeen Ali (128), Mahmudullah (124*), Kumar Sangakkara (124), Brendan Taylor (121), Joe Root (121), Kumar Sangakkara (117*) JP Duminy (115*), Ed Joyce (112) Faf du Plesseis (109) Virat Kohli (107), William Porterfield (107), Shaiman Anwar (106), Kumar Sangakkara (105*), Martin Guptill (105), Suresh Raina (104), Kumar Sangakkara (104) Tillakrathne Dilshan (104), Mahmudullah (103), Glenn Maxwell (102), Lendl Simmons (102) Shikhar Dhawan (100) and Mahela Jayawardene (100).

Among the other notable players were India’s flamboyant batting star Virat Kohli’s 107 against arch-rivals Pakistan, Sri Lankan veteran Mahela Jayawardene who scored a magnificent century to save his side from going down against Afghanistan. Paul Stirling of Ireland’s winning knock of 92 against West Indies is another memorable innings of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

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