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    Arrow Ten best World Cup Venues

    The moment when Pakistan beat England in the final of the 1992 World Cup a bunch of ecstatic Pakistani players dropped to their knees and kissed the turf. Such is the importance of a cricket ground. In sport, victory often creates an emotional bond with the venue both for the players and the fans. In its 36-year-old history, the World Cup has brought glory to several venues.

    Lord's in London, MCG and Eden Gardens are just some of the places where Cup history has been created and heroes have been made. MSN sifts through the annals of cricketing history to pick the ten best World Cup venues ever. Take a look and if you have some more stadiums to add to the list, go ahead .
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    Lord's London

    What's the good word: Mecca of cricket. The ground where all it all started. Slice of history.

    World Cup matches held: Ten

    Finals: Four

    Best WC game: India v West Indies 1983 final

    Result: India won by 43 runs

    First WC match : England v India on 7 June 1975

    Result: England won by 202 runs

    Infamous moment: Sunil Gavaskar's painful unbeaten 36 against England in 1975
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    Melbourne Cricket Ground

    What's the good word: Cricket's coliseum in the heart of city whose heartbeat is sports.

    World Cup matches: Five

    Finals: One

    Best WC game: Pakistan v England 1992 final

    Result: Pakistan won by 22 runs

    First WC match: Pakistan v West Indies on 23 February 1992

    Result: West Indies won by 10 wickets

    Infamous moment: West Indies dismissed for 157 runs in 50 overs against England in 1992. England romped home to a win their eighth consecutive ODI win and fourth successive victory over West Indies
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    Sydney Cricket Groung


    What's the good word: Charming. The Member's Stand is a cricketing antique.

    World Cup matches : Four

    Finals: None

    Best WC game: India v Pakistan in 1992

    Result: India won by 43 runs

    First WC match: Australia v South Africa on 26 February 1992

    Result: South Africa won by 9 wickets

    Infamous moment: The spat between Pakistan's Javed Miandad and India's wicket-keeper Kiran More turned hilarious when the former batsman did a frog-leap in an effort to match More's excessive appealing behind the stumps.
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    Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore




    What's the good word: The first stadium in Pakistan to install floodlights.

    World Cup matches: Six

    Finals: One

    Best WC game: Pakistan v West Indies in 1987

    Result: Pakistan won by 1 wicket

    First WC match : Pakistan v West Indies on 16 October 1987

    Result: Pakistan won by 1 wicket

    Infamous moment: This one is for Pakistan. The Australians beat the home side in the 1987 Reliance World Cup semi-final by 18 runs. This was the third successive time that the Pakistan side lost in World Cup semis.
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    Eden Gardens

    What's the good word: The Calcutta crowd. But only on days when
    Team India is doing well.

    World Cup matches: Three

    Finals: One

    Best WC game: Australia v England final in 1987

    Result: Australia won by 7 runs

    First WC match: New Zealand v Zimbabwe on 23 October 1987

    Result: New Zealand won by 4 wickets

    Infamous moment: When the Indian batting line-up started faltering in the semi-final run chase against Sri Lanka, the Calcutta crowd went berserk. Barrages of plastic bottles were thrown onto the field and newspapers were torched. The ruckus stopped the game and the Lankans were handed a walkover.
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    Kensington Oval, Bridgetown

    What's the good word: The ground has a 120-year old history. Approximately 45 million US dollars was poured into the renovation of the stadium for the 2007 World Cup.

    World Cup matches : Seven

    Finals: One

    Best WC game: West Indies v England Super Eights match

    Result: England won by 1 wicket

    First WC match : Bangladesh v England on 11 Apr 2007

    Result: England won by 4 wickets

    Infamous moment: The final of the 2007 World Cup was played in near darkness. The entire fracas in the final put the lid on probably one of the worst World Cup ever.
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    The Wanderers, Johannesburg

    What's the good word: Famously known as the 'Bull ring', Wanderers is known for its intimidating atmosphere.

    World Cup matches held: Five

    Finals: One

    Best WC game: Australia v Pakistan Group match

    Result: Australia won by 82 runs

    First WC match: Australia v Pakistan on 11 February 2003

    Result: Australia won by 82 runs

    Infamous moment: 'Infamous moments' to be precise. First, South Africa racked up 306 runs against New Zealand but was done in again by rain. New Zealand overhauled the revised target with ease. Second, the biggest game of the tournament, the final, was made into a no-contest after the first innings.
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    M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

    What's the good word: Lightening fast outfield. A crowd which appreciates 'good cricket' rather than just 'India cricket.'

    World Cup matches : Three

    Finals: None

    Best WC game: India v Pakistan Quarterfinal

    Result: India won by 39 runs

    First WC match held: India v New Zealand on 14 October 1987

    Result: India won by 16 runs

    Infamous moment: Aamir Sohail versus Venkatesh Prasad. We don't need to recount this one
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    Eden Park, AucklandEden Park, Auckland

    What's the good word: A square peg in a cricketing world full of oval and round shaped grounds.

    World Cup matches: Four

    Finals: None

    Best WC game: New Zealand v Pakistan Semi-final

    Result: Pakistan won by 4 wickets

    First WC match : New Zealand v Australia on 22 February 1992

    Result: New Zealand won by 37 runs

    Infamous moment: We will have to make an exception here. One of the most famous moments of the 1992 World Cup arrived at Eden Park, when NZ captain Martin Crowe opened the bowling attack with off spinner Dipak Patel.
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    Supersport Park, Centurion


    What's the good word: Grassy embankments around the ground are a superb picnic spot.

    World Cup matches : Five

    Finals: None

    Best WC game: India v Pakistan Group match

    Result: India won by 6 wickets

    First WC match: Australia v India on 15 February 2003

    Result: Australia won by 9 wickets

    Infamous moment: India's famed batting line-up collapsed against Australia for just 125. The aftershocks of the debacle were felt way back in India as the cricket-mad crowd poured into the streets to burn the effigies of the players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arumita View Post






    Lord's London

    What's the good word: Mecca of cricket. The ground where all it all started. Slice of history.

    World Cup matches held: Ten

    Finals: Four

    Best WC game: India v West Indies 1983 final

    Result: India won by 43 runs

    First WC match : England v India on 7 June 1975

    Result: England won by 202 runs

    Infamous moment: Sunil Gavaskar's painful unbeaten 36 against England in 1975
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    Kensington Oval, Bridgetown

    What's the good word: The ground has a 120-year old history. Approximately 45 million US dollars was poured into the renovation of the stadium for the 2007 World Cup.

    World Cup matches : Seven

    Finals: One

    Best WC game: West Indies v England Super Eights match

    Result: England won by 1 wicket

    First WC match : Bangladesh v England on 11 Apr 2007

    Result: England won by 4 wickets

    Infamous moment: The final of the 2007 World Cup was played in near darkness. The entire fracas in the final put the lid on probably one of the worst World Cup ever.

    good share

    the above two are my favs for their locations, dimensions , heritage and the "CROWD"

    love these two the most

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