WC 2015: India do an Australia as defending champions

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Auckland, March 14: India became the third team to win all their group matches in a cricket World Cup as the defending champions. Only Australia have achieved the feat in the past.

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Here is the list:

  • 1979: Defending champions West Indies won 2 out of their 3 matches in the group, while 1 match was abandoned
  • 1983: Defending champions West Indies won 5 out of their 6 matches in the group, lost 1 match
  • 1987: Defending champions India won 5 out of their 6 matches in the group, lost 1 match
  • 1992: Defending champions Australia won 4 out of their 8 matches in the round-robin league, lost 4
  • 1996: Defending champions Pakistan won 4 out of their 5 matches in the group, lost 1
  • 1999: Defending champions Sri Lanka won 2 out of their 5 matches in the group, lost 3
  • 2003: Defending champions Australia won 6 out of their 6 matches in the group
  • 2007: Defending champions Australia won 3 out of their 3 matches in the group
  • 2011: Defending champions Australia won 4 out of their 6 matches in the group, lost 1 while 1 match was abandoned
  • 2015: Defending champions India won 6 out of their 6 matches in the group

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