ICC World Cup 2019 – Match No 02 – Stats highlights

Match No 02 – Pakistan vs West Indies at Nottingham on 31.05.19 – West Indies won by seven wickets

Sarfraz Ahmed became the eleventh cricketer to lead Pakistan in the World Cup. Others are – Asif Iqbal {05}, Majid Khan {02}, Imran Khan {22}, Javed Miandad {02}, Wasim Akram {15}, Aamer Sohail {01}, Waqar Younis {06}, Inzamam-ul-Hqq {03}, Shahid Afridi {08} and Misbah-ul-Haq {07}

Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan became the eleventh cricketer to lead a team as captain-cum-wicket keeper in the World Cup

Babar Azam, Fakar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir and Shadab Ali making their World Cup debut in this game, the number of cricketers representing Pakistan in the World Cup swelled to 86.

When SS Cottrell took the wicket of Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq in this game, West Indies captured 500 wickets in the World Cup. It became the fifth team in the World Cup. Other teams to capture 500 plus wickets in the World Cup are – Australia {623}, New Zealand {533}, India {526} and Pakistan {513}. At the end of the Pakistan’s innings, West Indies had captured 509 wickets. At the end of the West Indies’ innings, Pakistan had captured 516 wickets

SD Hope, N Pooran, CH Brathwaite, SS Cottrell, SO Hetmeyer, AR Nurse, and O Thomas making their World Cup debut in this game, the number of cricketers representing West Indies in the World Cup swelled to 90

AD Russell bowled a maiden over in this game in his spell of 3.0-1-4-2 to provide the 168th occasion of a West Indies bowler bowling a maiden over in the World Cup. It also represents AD Russell’s ninth maiden over in eleven games he has played in the World Cup.

O Thomas captured four for 27 in this game to provide the 191st occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 20th occasion of a West Indies bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup.

O Thomas captured four for 27 in this game to provide the 137th occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 14th occasion of a West Indies bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup.

O Thomas captured four for 27 in this game to provide the 15th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup against Pakistan.  It also provides the second occasion of a West Indies bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup against Pakistan

O Thomas captured four for 27 in this game to provide the eleventh occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup against Pakistan. It also provides the second occasion of a West Indies bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup against Pakistan

O Thomas captured four for 27 in this game to provide the fourth occasion of a West Indies bowler capturing four wickets on World Cup debut. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 BD Julien 12.0 3 20 4 1 v Sri Lanka Manchester 07 Jun 1975
2 MA Holding 12.0 2 33 4 1 v India Birmingham 09 Jun 1979
3 R Rampaul 10.0 0 51 5 1 v India Chennai 20 Mar 2011
4 O Thomas 5.4 0 27 4 1 v Pakistan Nottingham 31 May 2019

SD Hope of West Indies donned the gloves in this game to provide the 92nd occasion of a cricketer keeping wickets for a team in the World Cup. It also provides the ninth occasion of a cricketer keeping wickets for West Indies.

SD Hope effected four dismissals in this game to become the second West Indian wicket keeper to effect four or more dismissals on World Cup debut. JC Adams has effected five dismissals against Kenya at Pune on 29.02.96

No Player Dis Ct St Opposition Ground Start Date
1 JC Adams 5 4 1 v Kenya Pune 29 Feb 1996
2 SD Hope 4 4 0 v Pakistan Nottingham 31 May 2019

SD Hope pouched four catches  in this game to become the second West Indian wicket keeper to pouch four catches on World Cup debut. JC Adams had pouched four catches against Kenya at Pune on 29.02.96 on his World Cup debut

No Player Dis Ct St Opposition Ground Start Date
1 JC Adams 5 4 1 v Kenya Pune 29 Feb 1996
2 SD Hope 4 4 0 v Pakistan Nottingham 31 May 2019

CH Gayle scored three boundary sixes in this game which fetched him 40 boundary sixes. He not only became the first batsman in the history of World Cup to score 40 boundary sixes, but also owns the record for most boundary sixes by a batsman in the World Cup. He went past AB de Villiers who had scored 37 boundary sixes.

CH Gayle scored 50 in this game which represents his fifth fifty in the World Cup. He became the fourth West Indies batsman to score five or more fifties in the World Cup. Others are – SC Chanderpaul {07}, BC Lara {07} and IVA Richards {05}

West Indies won this game by seven wickets with 218 deliveries to spare to provide the 14th occasion of a team winning a World Cup game with 200 plus deliveries to spare. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Opposition Ground Match Date
1 England 8 wickets 277 46 13.5 60.0 v Canada Manchester 13 Jun 1979
2 Sri Lanka 9 wickets 272 37 4.4 50.0 v Canada Paarl 19 Feb 2003
3 New Zealand 10 wickets 252 70 8.0 50.0 v Kenya Chennai 20 Feb 2011
4 Sri Lanka 8 wickets 240 78 10.0 50.0 v Ireland St George’s 18 Apr 2007
5 West Indies 8 wickets 239 69 10.1 50.0 v Scotland Leicester 27 May 1999
6 West Indies 9 wickets 236 87 20.4 60.0 v Sri Lanka Manchester 07 Jun 1975
7 South Africa 10 wickets 228 109 12.0 50.0 v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 22 Feb 2003
8 Australia 9 wickets 226 92 12.2 50.0 v Ireland Bridgetown 13 Apr 2007
9 West Indies 9 wickets 226 59 12.2 50.0 v Bangladesh Dhaka 04 Mar 2011
10 New Zealand 8 wickets 226 124 12.2 50.0 v England Wellington 20 Feb 2015
11 West Indies 7 wickets 218 106 13.4 50.0 v Pakistan Nottingham 31 May 2019
12 England 9 wickets 215 137 24.1 60.0 v Sri Lanka Leeds 20 Jun 1983
13 Australia 7 wickets 208 131 15.2 50.0 v Scotland Hobart 14 Mar 2015
14 Australia 7 wickets 204 106 26.0 60.0 v Canada Birmingham 16 Jun 1979


West Indies won this game by seven wickets with 218 deliveries to spare to provide the fourth occasion of West Indies  winning a World Cup game with 200 plus deliveries to spare. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Opposition Ground Match Date
1 West Indies 8 wickets 239 69 10.1 50.0 v Scotland Leicester 27 May 1999
2 West Indies 9 wickets 236 87 20.4 60.0 v Sri Lanka Manchester 07 Jun 1975
3 West Indies 9 wickets 226 59 12.2 50.0 v Bangladesh Dhaka 04 Mar 2011
4 West Indies 7 wickets 218 106 13.4 50.0 v Pakistan Nottingham 31 May 2019

Pakistan was dismissed all out for 105 in this game to provide the 22nd occasion of Pakistan dismissed all-out in an innings in the World Cup. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Match Date
1 74 40.2 1 v England Adelaide 01 Mar 1992
2 105 21.4 1 v West Indies Nottingham 31 May 2019
3 132 45.4 1 v Ireland Kingston 17 Mar 2007
4 132 39.0 1 v Australia Lord’s 20 Jun 1999
5 134 31.0 2 v England Cape Town 22 Feb 2003
6 151 56.0 2 v England Leeds 16 Jun 1979
7 160 39.0 2 v West Indies Christchurch 21 Feb 2015
8 161 44.3 2 v Bangladesh Northampton 31 May 1999
9 173 48.1 2 v India Sydney 04 Mar 1992
10 180 45.3 2 v India Manchester 08 Jun 1999
11 184 43.0 1 v Canada Colombo (RPS) 03 Mar 2011
12 186 55.2 2 v New Zealand Birmingham 11 Jun 1983
13 187 47.2 2 v West Indies Kingston 13 Mar 2007
14 192 41.4 2 v New Zealand Pallekele 08 Mar 2011
15 205 53.0 2 v Australia Leeds 07 Jun 1975
16 213 49.5 1 v Australia Adelaide 20 Mar 2015
17 222 46.4 1 v South Africa Auckland 07 Mar 2015
18 224 47.0 2 v India Adelaide 15 Feb 2015
19 228 44.3 2 v Australia Johannesburg 11 Feb 2003
20 231 49.5 2 v India Mohali 30 Mar 2011
21 249 49.0 2 v Australia Lahore 04 Nov 1987
22 250 56.2 2 v West Indies The Oval 20 Jun 1979

Pakistan was dismissed all out for 105 in this game to provide the fourth occasion of Pakistan dismissed all-out in an innings in the World Cup against West Indies. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Match Date
1 250 56.2 2 v West Indies The Oval 20 Jun 1979
2 187 47.2 2 v West Indies Kingston 13 Mar 2007
3 160 39.0 2 v West Indies Christchurch 21 Feb 2015
4 105 21.4 1 v West Indies Nottingham 31 May 2019

Pakistan’s 105 in this game represent its second lowest team total in the World Cup. It’s lowest is 74 against England at Adelaide on 01.03.92

No Score Overs Inns Opposition Ground Match Date
1 74 40.2 1 v England Adelaide 01 Mar 1992
2 105 21.4 1 v West Indies Nottingham 31 May 2019

Six or more batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in the World Cup

The opening fixture of World Cup 2019 witnessed six fifties to provide the seventh occasion of six or more batsmen scoring fifties the World Cup. All such occasions are tabulated below

No No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 1 RB McCosker 73 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  2 A Turner 101 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  3 GS Chappell 50 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  4 KD Walters 59 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  5 SRD Wettimuny 53* 2 Srl Aus The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  6 MH Tissera 52 2 Srl Aus The Oval 11 Jun 1975
                 
2 1 Mohsin Khan 82 1 Pak Srl Swansea 09 Jun 1983
  2 Zaheer Abbas 82 1 Pak Srl Swansea 09 Jun 1983
  3 Javed Miandad 72 1 Pak Srl Swansea 09 Jun 1983
  4 Imran Khan 56* 1 Pak Srl Swansea 09 Jun 1983
  5 DSBP Kuruppu 72 2 Srl Pak Swansea 09 Jun 1983
  6 RG de Alwis 59* 2 Srl Pak Swansea 09 Jun 1983
                 
3 1 A Flower 115* 1 Zim Srl New Plymouth 23 Feb 1992
  2 KJ Arnott 52 1 Zim Srl New Plymouth 23 Feb 1992
  3 AC Waller 83* 1 Zim Srl New Plymouth 23 Feb 1992
  4 RS Mahanama 59 2 Srl Zim New Plymouth 23 Feb 1992
  5 MAR Samarasekera 75 2 Srl Zim New Plymouth 23 Feb 1992
  6 A Ranatunga 88* 2 Srl Zim New Plymouth 23 Feb 1992
                 
4 1 RA Smith 75 1 Eng Pak Karachi 03 Mar 1996
  2 MA Atherton 66 1 Eng Pak Karachi 03 Mar 1996
  3 GP Thorpe 52* 1 Eng Pak Karachi 03 Mar 1996
  4 Saeed Anwar 71 2 Pak Eng Karachi 03 Mar 1996
  5 Ijaz Ahmed 70 2 Pak Eng Karachi 03 Mar 1996
  6 Inzamam-ul-Haq 53* 2 Pak Eng Karachi 03 Mar 1996
                 
5 1 V Sehwag 73 1 Ind RSA Nagpur 12 Mar 2011
  2 SR Tendulkar 111 1 Ind RSA Nagpur 12 Mar 2011
  3 G Gambhir 69 1 Ind RSA Nagpur 12 Mar 2011
  4 HM Amla 61 2 RSA Ind Nagpur 12 Mar 2011
  5 JH Kallis 69 2 RSA Ind Nagpur 12 Mar 2011
  6 AB de Villiers 52 2 RSA Ind Nagpur 12 Mar 2011
                 
6 1 SPD Smith 72 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  2 MJ Clarke 68 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  3 GJ Maxwell 102 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  4 SR Watson 67 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  5 TM Dilshan 62 2 Srl Aus Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  6 KC Sangakkara 104 2 Srl Aus Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  7 LD Chandimal 52* 2 Srl Aus Sydney 08 Mar 2015
                 
7 1 JJ Roy 54 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  2 JE Root 51 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  3 EJG Morgan 57 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  4 BA Stokes 89 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  5 Q de Kock 68 2 RSA Eng The Oval 30 May 2019
  6 HE van der Dussen 50 2 RSA Eng The Oval 30 May 2019

World Cup witnesses “one thousandth fifty”

South Africa’s Q de Kock scored 68 in the opening fixture of ICC World Cup 2019 against England at The Oval on 30.05.19. This knock represents the “one thousandth fifty” in the history of the World Cup. At the end of the game, the number of fifties scored in the World Cup read 1001. The following table lists the number of fifties scored by each team in the World Cup.

Team Players Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0 50+
Australia 41 1975-2015 70 130 31 10074 178 101.75 26 104 0 130
India 31 1975-2015 66 110 29 08879 183 109.61 25 85 0 110
Sri Lanka 27 1975-2015 58 103 30 07920 161* 108.49 23 80 0 103
England 42 1975-2019 57 102 17 07416 158 087.24 11 91 0 102
New Zealand 37 1975-2015 60 100 32 07574 237* 111.38 15 85 0 100
West Indies 34 1975-2015 58 095 22 07347 215 100.64 17 78 0 095
Pakistan 35 1975-2015 57 094 22 06881 160 095.56 14 80 0 094
South Africa 22 1992-2019 49 085 23 06735 188* 108.62 14 71 0 085
Zimbabwe 24 1983-2015 36 056 14 04077 172* 097.07 6 50 0 056
Kenya 10 1996-2011 21 028 04 01811 98* 075.45 0 28 0 028
Bangladesh 10 1999-2015 15 024 07 01630 128* 095.88 2 22 0 024
Ireland 08 2007-2015 14 022 03 01795 115* 094.47 5 17 0 022
Netherlands 09 1996-2011 11 014 05 01095 134* 121.66 4 10 0 014
Canada 07 2003-2011 09 012 03 00812 111 090.22 1 11 0 012
Scotland 07 1999-2015 07 009 00 00653 156 072.55 1 8 0 009
U.A.E. 06 1996-2015 06 008 02 00543 106 090.50 1 7 0 008
Afghanistan 04 2015-2015 03 005 00 00311 96 062.20 0 5 0 005
Namibia 03 2003-2003 02 003 00 00189 85 063.00 0 3 0 003
Bermuda 01 2007-2007 01 001 01 00076 76* 0 1 0 001
Total       1001               1001

Four Fifties in an innings in the World Cup game

Four England batsmen JJ Roy {54}, JE Root {51}. EJG Morgan {57} and BA Stokes {89} scored the fifties against South Africa at The Oval on 30.05.19 to provide the 13th occasion of four batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in the World Cup. All such occasions are tabulated below. It also provides the first such occasion by England batsmen and also the first such occasion against South Africa in the World Cup

No No Player Runs Inns Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 1 RB McCosker 73 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  2 A Turner 101 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  3 GS Chappell 50 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  4 KD Walters 59 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
                 
2 1 Mohsin Khan 82 1 Pak Srl Swansea 09 Jun 1983
  2 Zaheer Abbas 82 1 Pak Srl Swansea 09 Jun 1983
  3 Javed Miandad 72 1 Pak Srl Swansea 09 Jun 1983
  4 Imran Khan 56* 1 Pak Srl Swansea 09 Jun 1983
                 
3 1 SM Gavaskar 61 1 Ind Aus Delhi 22 Oct 1987
  2 NS Sidhu 51 1 Ind Aus Delhi 22 Oct 1987
  3 DB Vengsarkar 63 1 Ind Aus Delhi 22 Oct 1987
  4 M Azharuddin 54* 1 Ind Aus Delhi 22 Oct 1987
                 
4 1 C Spearman 68 1 NZl Net Vadodara 17 Feb 1996
  2 SP Fleming 66 1 NZl Net Vadodara 17 Feb 1996
  3 CL Cairns 52 1 NZl Net Vadodara 17 Feb 1996
  4 AC Parore 55 1 NZl Net Vadodara 17 Feb 1996
                 
5 1 GC Smith 67 1 RSA Net Basseterre 16 Mar 2007
  2 JH Kallis 128* 1 RSA Net Basseterre 16 Mar 2007
  3 HH Gibbs 72 1 RSA Net Basseterre 16 Mar 2007
  4 MV Boucher 75* 1 RSA Net Basseterre 16 Mar 2007
                 
6 1 SC Ganguly 89 1 Ind Ber Port of Spain 19 Mar 2007
  2 V Sehwag 114 1 Ind Ber Port of Spain 19 Mar 2007
  3 Yuvraj Singh 83 1 Ind Ber Port of Spain 19 Mar 2007
  4 SR Tendulkar 57* 1 Ind Ber Port of Spain 19 Mar 2007
                 
7 1 SP Fleming 60 1 NZl Ken Gros Islet 20 Mar 2007
  2 LRPL Taylor 85 1 NZl Ken Gros Islet 20 Mar 2007
  3 SB Styris 63 1 NZl Ken Gros Islet 20 Mar 2007
  4 CD McMillan 71 1 NZl Ken Gros Islet 20 Mar 2007
                 
8 1 AB de Villiers 146 1 RSA Win St George’s 10 Apr 2007
  2 JH Kallis 81 1 RSA Win St George’s 10 Apr 2007
  3 HH Gibbs 61* 1 RSA Win St George’s 10 Apr 2007
  4 MV Boucher 52 1 RSA Win St George’s 10 Apr 2007
                 
9 1 Kamran Akmal 55 1 Pak Ken Hambantota 23 Feb 2011
  2 Younis Khan 50 1 Pak Ken Hambantota 23 Feb 2011
  3 Misbah-ul-Haq 65 1 Pak Ken Hambantota 23 Feb 2011
  4 Umar Akmal 71 1 Pak Ken Hambantota 23 Feb 2011
                 
10 1 HM Amla 65 1 RSA Win Sydney 27 Feb 2015
  2 F du Plessis 62 1 RSA Win Sydney 27 Feb 2015
  3 RR Rossouw 61 1 RSA Win Sydney 27 Feb 2015
  4 AB de Villiers 162* 1 RSA Win Sydney 27 Feb 2015
                 
11 1 Tamim Iqbal 95 2 Ban Sco Nelson 05 Mar 2015
  2 Mahmudullah 62 2 Ban Sco Nelson 05 Mar 2015
  3 Mushfiqur Rahim 60 2 Ban Sco Nelson 05 Mar 2015
  4 Shakib Al Hasan 52* 2 Ban Sco Nelson 05 Mar 2015
                 
12 1 SPD Smith 72 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  2 MJ Clarke 68 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  3 GJ Maxwell 102 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  4 SR Watson 67 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
                 
13 1 JJ Roy 54 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  2 JE Root 51 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  3 EJG Morgan 57 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  4 BA Stokes 89 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019

It also provides the second such occasion at The Oval in the World Cup. Both the occasions are tabulated below.

No No Player Runs Inns Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 1 RB McCosker 73 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  2 A Turner 101 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  3 GS Chappell 50 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  4 KD Walters 59 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
                 
2 1 JJ Roy 54 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  2 JE Root 51 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  3 EJG Morgan 57 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  4 BA Stokes 89 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019

The Oval became the second ground in the history of the World Cup to witness four batsmen scoring fifties in an innings. Sydney has witnessed such occasions on two occasions.  The following table lists such occasions

No No Player Runs Inns Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 1 RB McCosker 73 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  2 A Turner 101 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  3 GS Chappell 50 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
  4 KD Walters 59 1 Aus Srl The Oval 11 Jun 1975
                 
2 1 JJ Roy 54 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  2 JE Root 51 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  3 EJG Morgan 57 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
  4 BA Stokes 89 1 Eng RSA The Oval 30 May 2019
                 
No No Player Runs Inns Team Opp Ground Start Date
10 1 HM Amla 65 1 RSA Win Sydney 27 Feb 2015
  2 F du Plessis 62 1 RSA Win Sydney 27 Feb 2015
  3 RR Rossouw 61 1 RSA Win Sydney 27 Feb 2015
  4 AB de Villiers 162* 1 RSA Win Sydney 27 Feb 2015
                 
12 1 SPD Smith 72 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  2 MJ Clarke 68 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  3 GJ Maxwell 102 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015
  4 SR Watson 67 1 Aus Srl Sydney 08 Mar 2015

ICC World Cup 2019 – Match Number 01 – Stats highlights

Match No 01- England vs South Africa at The Oval on 30.05.19 – England won by 104 runs

Imran Tahir opened the bowling in this game to provide the very first occasion of a spin bowler bowling the first over in the opening match in the history of the World Cup.

It also provides the 16th occasion of a spin bowler bowling the first over of a game in the World Cup. It also provides the fourth occasion of a South African spin bowler bowling the first over in a World Cup game. The  other three occasions  are – J Botha against West Indies at Delhi on 24.02.11 and RJ Peterson  against England at Chennai on 06.03.11 and RJ Peterson against New Zealand at Dhaka on 25,03,11

JM Bairstow collected the first ball duck in this game to provide the 191st occasion of a batsman collecting the first ball duck in the World Cup. It also provides the 21st occasion of an England batsman collecting the first ball duck in the World Cup

JM Bairstow collected the first ball duck in this game to provide the 23rd occasion of an opening  batsman collecting the first ball duck in the World Cup. It also provides the fourth occasion of an England opening batsman collecting the first ball duck in the World Cup

JM Bairstow collected the first ball duck in this game to provide the 15th occasion of a batsman collecting the first ball duck in the World Cup against South Africa. It also provides the third occasion of an England batsman collecting the first ball duck in the World Cup against South Africa

JM Bairstow collected the first ball duck in this game to provide the second occasion of an opening batsman collecting the first ball duck in the World Cup against South Africa. It also provides the second occasion of an England opening batsman collecting the first ball duck in the World Cup against South Africa. AJ Stewart was dismissed leg before wicket to JH Kallis for a first ball duck at The Oval on 22.05.99

JJ Roy (54) and JE Root (51) scored fifties in this game to provide the 99th and 100th occasion of England batsmen scoring fifties in the World Cup. England became the fifth team in the World Cup to score 100 plus fifties. Others are – Australia {130}, India {110}, Sri Lanka {100} and New Zealand {100}

JJ Roy (54) and JE Root (51) scored fifties in this game to provide the sixth and seventh occasion of England batsmen scoring fifties in the World Cup against South Africa

JJ Roy scored 54 in this game to provide the 40th occasion of an England opening batsman scoring fifties in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a fifty against South Africa in the World Cup. AJ Stewert had scored 77 against South Africa at Melbourne on 12.03.92

JJ Roy and JE Root added 106 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 26th occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the fifth occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup

JJ Roy and JE Root added 106 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the first occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup against South Africa.

JJ Roy (54) and JE Root (51), EJG Morgan {57} and BA Stokes (89} scored fifties in this game to provide the 13th occasion of four batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in the World Cup. It also provides the first such occasion by England batsmen in the World Cup and also provides the first such occasion against South Africa in the World Cup

EJG Morgan scored 57 in this game to provide the 156th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in the World Cup.  It also provides the 16th occasion of an England captain scoring a fifty in the World Cup.

EJG Morgan scored 57 in this game to provide the 131st occasion of a captain scoring a half century in the World Cup.  It also provides the 16th occasion of an England captain scoring a half century in the World Cup.

EJG Morgan scored 57 in this game to provide the second occasion of an England captain scoring a fifty in the World Cup against South Africa.

England posted a total of 311 for 8 in this game to provide the 90th occasion of a team posting a total of 300 plus runs in the World Cup. It also provides the ninth occasion of England posting a total of 300 plus runs in the World Cup. It also provides the third occasion of a team posting a total of 300 plus runs against South Africa. The three occasions are – 377 for 6 by Australia at Basseterre on 24.03.07, 307 for 7 by India at Melbourne on 22.02.15 and now 311 for 8 by England in this game at The Oval on 30.05.19

Q de Kock scored 68 in this game to provide the 93rd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the World Cup. It also provides the sixth occasion of a South African wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the World Cup.

Q de Kock scored 68 in this game to provide the 29th occasion of a wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a fifty in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of a South African wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a fifty in the World Cup. The first occasion was when Q de Kock scored 78 not out against Sri Lanka at Sydney on 18.03.15

JJ Roy (54) and JE Root (51), EJG Morgan {57} and BA Stokes (89} scored fifties for England. Q de Kock {68} and HEN van der Dussen {50} scored fifties for South Africa. Thus this  game witnessed  six fifties to  provide the seventh occasion of a World Cup game witnessing six or more fifties.

F du Plessis of South Africa  and JE Root of England pouched three catches each in this game to provide the 39th and 40th occasion of a fieldsman taking three or more catches in an innings in the World Cup.

F du Plessis of South Africa pouched three catches each in this game to provide the fifth occasion of a South African fieldsman taking three or more catches in an innings in the World Cup.

JE Root of England pouched three catches each in this game to provide the fourth occasion of an England fieldsman taking three or more catches in an innings in the World Cup.

F du Plessis of South Africa and JE Root of England pouched three catches each in this game to provide the first occasion of rival fieldsman taking three or more catches in an innings in the World Cup.

F du Plessis of South Africa pouched three catches each in this game to provide the ninth occasion of a captain taking three or more catches in an innings in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of a South African captain taking three catches in an innings in the World Cup. AB de Villiers had pouched three catches against Zimbabwe at Hamilton on 15.02.15

F du Plessis of South Africa pouched three catches each in this game to provide the second occasion of his taking three catches in an innings in the World Cup. The first such occasion was against Sri Lanka at Sydney on 18.03.15

He became the second fieldsman in the history of World Cup to pouch three catches in an innings on two occasion after V Sehwag. The following table lists the performance of these two fieldsmen

No Player Dis Ct Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 F du Plessis 3 3 RSA Srl Sydney 18 Mar 2015
2 F du Plessis 3 3 RSA Eng The Oval 30 May 2019
               
1 V Sehwag 3 3 Ind Net Paarl 12 Feb 2003
2 V Sehwag 3 3 Ind Eng Durban 26 Feb 2003

England won this game by 104 runs to provide the 66th occasion of a team winning a world cup game by 100 plus runs margin. It also provides the eighth occasion of England winning a world cup game by 100 plus runs margin.

The opening fixture of ICC World Cup 2019 did not have any centurion to provide the third such occasion. The opening fixtures of 1999 and 2007 editions did not have a centurion. The following table lists the editions in which the opening fixtures of the world cups witnessed centurions

Edition Batsman Score Team Vs Opp Ground Date
1975 DL Amiss 137 Eng Vs Ind Lord’s 07.06.75
1975 GM Turner 171* NZl Vs EAF Birmingham 07.06.75
1979 CG Greendige 106* Win Vs Ind Birmingham 19.06.79
1983 AJ Lamb 102 Eng Vs NZl The Oval 09.06.83
1987 Javed Miandad 103 Pak Vs Srl Hyd-Pak 08.10.87
1992 MD Crowe 100* NZl Vs Aus Auckland 22.02.92
1992 DC Boon 100 Aus Vs NZl Auckland 22.02.02
1996 NJ Astle 101 NZl Vs Eng Ahmedabad 14.02.96
2003 BC Lara 116 Win Vs RSA Cape Town 09.02.03
2011 V Sehwag 175 Ind Vs Ban Dhaka 19.02.11
2011 V Kohli 100* Ind Vs Ban Dhaka 19.02.11
2015 AJ Finch 135 Aus Vs Eng Melbourne 14.02.15

Imran Tahir collected the first ball duck in this game to provide the eighth occasion of a South African batsman collecting the first ball duck in the World Cup. He also became the second South African batsman to collect the first ball duck against England in the World Cup. SM Pollock had collected the first ball duck against England at The Oval on 22.05.99

In one of the rarest happenings in the World Cup, the batsmen who were dismissed first and last in this game collected the first ball ducks. JM Bairstow was the first batsman and Imran Tahir was the last batsman.

HE ven der Dussen scored 50  in this game to provide the fourth occasion of a South African batsmen scoring a fifty on World Cup debut. All the four occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 KC Wessels 81* 2 v Australia Sydney 26 Feb 1992
2 G Kirsten 188* 1 v U.A.E. Rawalpindi 16 Feb 1996
3 DA Miller 138* 1 v Zimbabwe Hamilton 15 Feb 2015
4 HE van der Dussen 50 2 v England The Oval 30 May 2019

AK Markram, L Ngidi, AH Phehlukwayo, D Pretorious, K Rabada and HE ven der Dussen making their World Cup  debut in this game, the number of South African cricketers representing the World Cup swelled  to 63.

JJ Roy {54} and JM Bairstow {00} scored fifty and a duck in England’s innings to provide the 14th occasion of opening batsman scoring a fifty and a duck in an innings in the World Cup. All such occasions are tabulated below. It also provides the first such occasion by England opening batsmen in the World Cup

No Batsmen Score Batsman Score Team Opp Groud Date
1 TM Moody 51 MA Taylor 00 Aus  Eng Sydney 05.03.92
2 Aamir Sohail 00 Ramiz Raja 119* Pak NZl Christchurch 18.03.92
3 CM Spearman 68 NJ Astle 00 NZl Net Baroda 17.02.96
4 JF Kloppenburg 00 DLS van Bunge 62 Net Ind Paarl 12.02.03
5 KO Otieno 60 RD Shah 00 Ken Srl Nairobi 24.02.03
5 I Maraj 00 JM Davison 75 Can NZl Benoni 03.03.03
7 WTS Porterfield 00 JF Bray 115* Ire Zim Kingston 15.03.07
8 AB de Villers 00 GC Smith 66 RSA Net St Kitts 16.03.07
9 L Vincent 00 SP Fleming 60 NZl Ken Gros Isle 20.03.07
10 WTS Porterfield 75 PR Sterling 00 Ire Ind Bangalore 06.03.11
11 Imrul Kayes 73* Tamim Iqbal 00 Ban Net Chittagong 14.03.11
12 RG Sharma 00 S Dhawan 137 Ind RSA Melbourne 22.02.15
13 DR Smith 00 CH Gayle 215 Win Zim Canberra 24.02.15
14 JJ Roy 54 JM Bairstow 00 Eng RSA The Oval 30.05.19

It also provides the second such occasion against South Africa in the World Cup. Both the occasions are tabulated below

No Batsmen Score Batsman Score Team Opp Groud Date
1 RG Sharma 00 S Dhawan 137 Ind RSA Melbourne 22.02.15
2 JJ Roy 54 JM Bairstow 00 Eng RSA The Oval 30.05.19

JC Archer, JM Bairstow, JJ Roy, BA Stokes and AU Rashid making their World Cup debut in this game, the number of cricketers representing England in the World Cup swelled to 112.

JJ Roy {54] and BA Stokes {89} scored fifties in this game to provide the eighth and ninth occasion of England batsmen scoring fifties on World Cup debut. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 DL Amiss 137 1 v India Lord’s 07 Jun 1975
2 CM Old 51* 1 v India Lord’s 07 Jun 1975
3 GA Gooch 53 2 v Australia Lord’s 09 Jun 1979
4 AJ Lamb 102 1 v New Zealand The Oval 09 Jun 1983
5 MP Vaughan 51 2 v Netherlands East London 16 Feb 2003
6 KP Pietersen 60 1 v New Zealand Gros Islet 16 Mar 2007
7 IJL Trott 62 2 v Netherlands Nagpur 22 Feb 2011
8 JJ Roy 54 1 v South Africa The Oval 30 May 2019
9 BA Stokes 89 1 v South Africa The Oval 30 May 2019

JM Bairstow became the second England batsman to score a duck on World Cup debut after EC Joyce. EC Joyce had scored a duck against New Zealand at Gros Islet on 16.03.07

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 EC Joyce 0 1 v New Zealand Gros Islet 16 Mar 2007
2 JM Bairstow 0 1 v South Africa The Oval 30 May 2019

ICC World Cup 2019-Fixtures

The following are the fixtures of ICC World Cup 2019 starting from today, the 30th May 2019. The saga will be completed on 14th July 2019 spanning 45 days

Date Time   Team-1 V Team-2 Ground
30 May 2019 10:30   England v  South Africa The Oval, London
31 May 2019 10:30   Pakistan v  West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham
01 Jun 2019 10:30   New Zealand v  Sri Lanka Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
01 Jun 2019 13:30 (D/N) Australia v  Afghanistan County Ground, Bristol
02 Jun 2019 10:30   Bangladesh v  South Africa The Oval, London
03 Jun 2019 10:30   England v  Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham
04 Jun 2019 10:30   Afghanistan v  Sri Lanka Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
05 Jun 2019 10:30   India v  South Africa Rose Bowl, Southampton
05 Jun 2019 13:30 (D/N) Bangladesh v  New Zealand The Oval, London
06 Jun 2019 10:30   Australia v  West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham
07 Jun 2019 10:30   Pakistan v  Sri Lanka County Ground, Bristol
08 Jun 2019 10:30   England v  Bangladesh Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
08 Jun 2019 13:30 (D/N) Afghanistan v  New Zealand County Ground, Taunton
09 Jun 2019 10:30   Australia v  India The Oval, London
10 Jun 2019 10:30   South Africa v  West Indies Rose Bowl, Southampton
11 Jun 2019 10:30   Bangladesh v  Sri Lanka County Ground, Bristol
12 Jun 2019 10:30   Australia v  Pakistan County Ground, Taunton
13 Jun 2019 10:30   India v  New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham
14 Jun 2019 10:30   England v  West Indies Rose Bowl, Southampton
15 Jun 2019 10:30   Australia v  Sri Lanka The Oval, London
15 Jun 2019 13:30 (D/N) Afghanistan v  South Africa Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
16 Jun 2019 10:30   India v  Pakistan Old Trafford, Manchester
17 Jun 2019 10:30   Bangladesh v  West Indies County Ground, Taunton
18 Jun 2019 10:30   England v  Afghanistan Old Trafford, Manchester
19 Jun 2019 10:30   New Zealand v  South Africa Edgbaston, Birmingham
20 Jun 2019 10:30   Australia v  Bangladesh Trent Bridge, Nottingham
21 Jun 2019 10:30   England v  Sri Lanka Headingley, Leeds
22 Jun 2019 10:30   Afghanistan v  India Rose Bowl, Southampton
22 Jun 2019 13:30 (D/N) New Zealand v  West Indies Old Trafford, Manchester
23 Jun 2019 10:30   Pakistan v  South Africa Lord’s, London
24 Jun 2019 10:30   Afghanistan v  Bangladesh Rose Bowl, Southampton
25 Jun 2019 10:30   England v  Australia Lord’s, London
26 Jun 2019 10:30   New Zealand v  Pakistan Edgbaston, Birmingham
27 Jun 2019 10:30   India v  West Indies Old Trafford, Manchester
28 Jun 2019 10:30   South Africa v  Sri Lanka Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
29 Jun 2019 10:30   Afghanistan v  Pakistan Headingley, Leeds
29 Jun 2019 13:30 (D/N) Australia v  New Zealand Lord’s, London
30 Jun 2019 10:30   England v  India Edgbaston, Birmingham
01 Jul 2019 10:30   Sri Lanka v  West Indies Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
02 Jul 2019 10:30   Bangladesh v  India Edgbaston, Birmingham
03 Jul 2019 10:30   England v  New Zealand Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
04 Jul 2019 10:30   Afghanistan v  West Indies Headingley, Leeds
5 Jul 2019 10:30   Bangladesh v  Pakistan Lord’s, London
06 Jul 2019 10:30   India v  Sri Lanka Headingley, Leeds
06 Jul 2019 13:30 (D/N) Australia v  South Africa Old Trafford, Manchester
             
09 Jul 2019 10:30   Qualifier 1 v Qualifier 4 Old Trafford, Manchester
11 Jul 2019 10:30   Qualifier 2 v Qualifier 3 Edgbaston, Birmingham
14 Jul 2019 10:30   Winners SFl 1 v Winners SF 2 Lord’s, London

Approaching milestones ahead of ICC World Cup 2019 – Additional

Australian and England bowlers have captured exact four wickets on 19 occasions in the World Cup. Both the team bowlers have chances to own the record at the end of this World Cup if they exceed each other at the end of the ensuing World Cup. If Australian and England bowlers capture one more exact four wickets haul they would become the first team in the World Cup to capture exact four-wicket haul on 20 occasions

West Indian bowlers have captured four or more wickets haul on 19 occasions. One more such haul would fetch them 20 occasions. Then they would become the fifth team in the World Cup to capture four or more wicket hauls on 20 plus occasions.  Other teams are – Australia {32}, England {22}, Pakistan {21} and India {20}

West Indian bowlers have captured 499 wickets in the World Cup. One more wicket would fetch them 500 wickets. Then they would become the fifth team in the World Cup to capture 500 plus wickets Other teams are – Australia {629}, New Zealand {533}, Pakistan {526} and India {513}

It is interesting to note that this edition will be the first edition in the history of World Cup in which no associate nation is taking part.

New Zealand and West Indies are the two teams to have its batsmen scoring zeroes on 46 occasions. These two teams need four more batsmen scoring zeroes which would fetch them 50 occasions. Then they would become the fourth and fifth teams to have batsmen scoring zeroes on 50 plus occasions. Other teams are – Pakistan {55}, England {54} and India {52}

England, West Indies and Pakiistan batsmen have scored 98, 95 and 94 fifties respectively in the World Cup. They need two, five and six fifties which would fetch them 100 fifties. They would become the fifth,sixth and seventh teams in the World Cup to score 100 plus fifties. Others are – Australia {130}, India {110}, Sri Lanka {100} and New Zealand {100}

ICC World Cup 2019 – Prize Money

The International Cricket Council declared a total prize money pool of $10 million for the tournament, the same as the 2015 edition. The prize money was distributed according to the performance of the team as follows

Stage Prize money (US$) Total
Winner $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Runner-up $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Losing semi-finalists $800,000 $1,600,000
Winner of each league stage match $40,000 $1,800,000
Teams that do not pass the league stage $100,000 $600,000
Total   $10,000,000

ICC World Cup 2019 – Venue particulars

The fixture list for the tournament was released on 26 April 2018 after the completion of an International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Kolkata. London Stadium had been named as a possible venue in the planning stages, and in January 2017 the ICC completed an inspection of the ground, confirming that the pitch dimensions would be compliant with the requirements to host ODI matches.  However, when the fixtures were announced, London Stadium was not included as a venue.

City Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Chester-le-Street Leeds
Ground Edgbaston Bristol County Ground Sophia Gardens Riverside Ground Headingley
County Team Warwickshire Gloucestershire Glamorgan Durham Yorkshire
Capacity 25,000 17,500 15,643 20,000 18,350
Matches 5 (including SF) 3 4 3 4
London London Manchester Nottingham Southampton Taunton
Lord’s The Oval Old Trafford Trent Bridge Rose Bowl County Ground
Middlesex Surrey Lancashire Nottinghamshire Hampshire Somerset
28,000 25,500 26,000 17,500 25,000 12,500
5 (including Final) 5 6 (including SF 5 5 3

ICC World Cup 2019 – Match Officials

Match officials Umpires        
Australia Bruce Oxenford Paul Reiffel Rod Tucker Paul Wilson  
India Sundaram Ravi        
England Michael Gough Ian Gould R Illingworth R Kettleborough Nigel Llong
New Zealand Chris Gaffaney        
South Africa Marais Erasmus        
Sri Lanka K Dharmasena R Palliyaguruge      
West Indies   Joel Wilson        
Match officials Referees        
England Chris Broad        
Australia David Boon        
New Zealand Jeff Crowe        
Sri Lanka Ranjan Madugalle        
Zimbabwe Andy Pycroft        
West Indies Richie Richardson        
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