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In a groundbreaking achievement, the recent ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup set a new record for the highest attendance in any ICC event. India hosted the tournament, welcoming a staggering 1,250,307 fans, surpassing the previous record of 1,016,420 set in the 2015 event held in Australia and New Zealand.

The monumental moment arrived when the one millionth spectator graced the group stage match between South Africa and Afghanistan in Ahmedabad, marking a milestone that hinted at breaking records. The record was swiftly surpassed, notably during the intense final clash between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium, where over 90,000 enthusiasts witnessed Australia’s thrilling six-wicket victory, securing their sixth World Cup title. Travis Head’s phenomenal 137 runs in the final match earned him the Player of the Match accolade, adding to Australia’s triumph.

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The 2015 World Cup remains the second most attended in history, while the 2019 edition in England and Wales saw 752,000 attendees, standing as the third highest.

Beyond the historic attendance figures, the 2023 World Cup set numerous records in broadcast and digital viewership. The event showcased a myriad of records from team performances like South Africa’s aggressive batting to individual brilliance exemplified by Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli.

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A distinctive record emerged as each participating team secured at least two victories, making it the first instance in World Cup history where all teams achieved this milestone.

Key milestones at the 2023 World Cup included Australia’s unprecedented six title wins, making them the most successful team in the tournament’s history. They triumphed in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015, and the recent 2023 victory in India. West Indies (1975, 1979) and India (1983, 2011) are the only other teams with multiple wins in the tournament.

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Australia’s eight appearances in 13 finals marked another significant feat, making them the team with the most final appearances. India and England share the joint-second position, each making it to the final stage four times.

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Travis Head’s spectacular 137 runs in the final match made him the second centurion in a World Cup final chase, a feat achieved previously only by Sri Lanka’s Aravinda de Silva. His exceptional performance contributed to Australia’s historic sixth World Cup victory.