World Cup 2011 : Match No 05 : England win against Netherlands

Match Number 05: England vs Netherlands at Nagpur on 22.02.11 : England won by six wickets

AJ Strauss and PW Borren led England and Netherlands in this game. AJ Struass became the tenth captain to lead England in the world cup. Others are – MW Gatting {08} : GA Gooch {08} : AJ Stewart {08} : MP Vaughan {09} : RGD Willis {07} : JM Brearley {05} : MH Denness {04} : MA Atherton {06} and N Hussain {04}. PW Borren became the fifth captain to lead Netherlands in world cup. Others are – J Smits {01} : LP van Troost {03} : RP Lefebre {06} and SW Lubbers {04}

England became the only team in the world cup to be led by ten captains – a record for this category of statistics.

RN ten Doeschate scored 119 in this game providing the eighth occasion of a Netherland batsman scoring a hundred in one day games. The other seven occasions are – 121 by JF Kloppenburg vs Namibia at Bloemfontein on 03.03.03: 134* by KJJ van Noortwijk vs Nambia at Bloemfontein on 03.03.03: 109* by RN ten Doeschate vs Bermuda at Nairobi {Ruaraka} on 04.02.07: 104 by DJ Reekers vs Ireland at Nairobi {Gym} on 05.02.07: 106* by RN ten Doeschate vs Kenya at Nairobi on 01.04.09: 109* by RN ten Doeschate vs Kenya at Nairobi {Gym} on 16.02.10 and 101 by TLW Cooper vs Afghanistan ot Vooburg on 07.07.10

RN ten Doeschate’s 119 in this game represent his fourth one day hundred. The other three occasions are – 109* vs Bermuda at {Ruaraka} on 04.02.07: 106* vs Kenya at Potchefstroom on 01.04.09 and 109* vs Kenya at Nairobi {Gym} on 16.02.10. This his 119 in this game represents his highest individual score in one day games.

RN ten Doeschate with his 119 became the first Netherlands batsman to score a hundred against test playing nation.

RN ten Doeschate with his 119 became the third Netherlands batsman to score a hundred in the world cup. The other two batsmen are – 121 by JF Kloppenburg vs Namibia at Bloemfontein on 03.03.03: 134* by KJJ van Noortwijk vs Nambia at Bloemfontein on 03.03.03

RN ten Doeschate’s 119 in this game represent the 107th hundred in the world cup. It also represents the fifth hundred by an Associate team’s batsman in the world cup. The other four hundreds are – 111 by JM Davision of Canada vs West Indies at Centurion on 23.02.03: 115* by JF Bray of Ireland vs Zimbabwe at Kingston on 15.03.07: 121 by JF Kloppenburg vs Namibia at Bloemfontein on 03.03.03 and 134* by KJJ van Noortwijk vs Namibia at Bloemfontein on 03.03.03.

JM Anderson returned with figures of 10.0-0-72-0 in this game to provide the 48th occasion of a bowler conceding seventy plus runs in the world cup. JM Anderson became the fifth England bowler to concede seventy plus runs in the world cup. The other four are – 1 for 82 by PJW Allott vs Sri Lanka at Taunton on 11.06.83: none for 83 by DR Pringle vs West Indies at Gurjanwala on 09.10.87: 1 for 72 by RK Illingworth vs Sri Lanka at Faisalabad on 09.03.96 and 1 for 71 by LE Plunkett vs West Indies at Bridgetown on 21.04.07

JM Anderson returned with figures of none for 72 in this game providing the 16th occasion of a bowler conceding seventy plus runs without capturing a wicket in world cup. JM Anderson became the second England bowler to suffer such an ignominy after DR Pringle who returned with figures of none for 82 vs West Indies at Gujranwala on 09.10.87

AJ Strauss and KP Pietersen added 106 runs for the first wicket providing the 179th occasion of a three figure partnership in the world cup. This stand represents the 46th occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket in world cup.

AJ Strauss and KP Pietersen added 106 runs for the first wicket providing the 21st occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the world cup. This stand represents the eighth occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket in world cup.

AJ Strauss and KP Pietersen added 106 runs for the first wicket providing the 158th occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership in one day games. This stand represents the 50th occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket in one day games

England became the fourth team to post 50 plus three figure partnerships for the first wicket in one day games. The other three teams are – India {74}: Australia {68} and West Indies {52}

RN ten Doeschate captured his 50th one day wicket when he had IR Bell bowled for 33 in this game. He became the first Netherland cricketer to score 1000 runs and capture 50 wickets. At the end of this game he has scored 1353 runs and captured 50 wickets.

AJ Strauss scored 88 in this game providing the 118th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in the world cup. AJ Strauss’s 88 in this game provide the 14th occasion of an England captain scoring a fifty in the world cup

AJ Strauss scored 88 in his first captaincy assignment in the world cup providing the 19th occasion of a captain achieving the feat in the world cup. AJ Strauss is the third England captain to earn this distinction, after GA Gooch who had scored 51 against India at Perth on 22 Feb 1992 and AJ Stewart who had scored 77 against South Africa at Melbourne on 12.03.92. AJ Strauss’s 88 in this game represents the highest score by an England captain on first assignment on captain in the world cup

By a pure statistical coincidence – two England captains – GA Gooch and AJ Strauss – achieved the feat of scoring a fifty on their first captaincy assignment – on the same date – 22nd Feb. Gooch scored 51 against India at Perth on 22nd Feb 1992 while AJ Strauss scored 88 against Netherlands on 22nd Feb 2011.

AJ Strauss and IJL Trott scored 88 and 62 in this game providing the 79th and 80th occasion of an England batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup. AJ Strauss scored his first fifty of the world cup when he scored 88 in this game while IJL Trott scored 62 on his first appearance in the world cup

AJ Strauss with his 88 in this game registered his 27th one day half century and his 35th fifty. IJL Trott’s 62 in this game provides his seventh one day half century and his tenth fifty.

RN ten Doeschate’s 119 in this game was in vain providing the 18th occasion of a batsman’s hundred going in vain in the world cup

RN ten Doeschate was named Man of the Match for this game providing the 20th occasion of a cricketer from a losing side awarded Man of the Match in the world cup. The list read thus – JM Davison of Canada {two occasions} ; DL Houghton of Zimbabwe {two occasions} : Abdul Qadir of Pakistan {once} : AM Blignaut of Zimbabwe {once} : SE Bond of New Zealand {once} : RS Bopara of England {once} : AJ Burger of Namibia {once} : TBM de Leede of Netherlands {once} : A Flower {once} : NC Johnson of Zimbabwe {once} : AY Karim of Kenya {once} : SL Malinga of Sri Lanka {once} : MO Odumbe of Kenya {once} : Sarfraz Nawaz of Pakistan {once} : SO Tikolo of Kenya {once} : SC William of Zimbabwe {once| and Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan {once}

BP Loots returned with figures of 9.4-0-74-0 in this game providing the 49th occasion of a bowler conceding seventy plus runs in the world cup. BP Loots returned with figures of none for 74 in this game providing the 17th occasion of a bowler conceding seventy plus runs without capturing a wicket in world cup.

JM Anderson of England {none for 72} and B Loots of Netherlands {none for 74} conceded 70 plus runs in this game providing the second occasion of rival bowlers conceding 70 plus runs in the world cup. The first such occasion was witnessed in the game between India and Pakistan at Centurion on 01.03.03. India’s A Nehra {2 for 74} and Pakistan’s Shoaib Akthar {1 for 72} and Waqar Younis {2 for 71} were the rival bowlers to concede seventy plus runs

JM Anderson of England {none for 72} and B Loots of Netherlands {none for 74} conceded 70 plus runs in this game providing the first occasion of rival bowlers conceding 70 plus runs without capturing a wicket in the world cup

JM Anderson of England {none for 72} and B Loots of Netherlands {none for 74} conceded 70 plus runs in this game providing the 149th and 150th occasion of a bowler conceding 70 plus runs without capturing a wicket in the annals of one day games.

JM Anderson has conceded seventy plus runs without capturing a wicket in one day games on five occasions. The five occasions are – none for 72 vs Pakistan at Karachi on 15.12.05: none for 72 vs West Indies at Ahmedabad on 28.10.06: none for 79 vs India at The Oval on 05.09.07: none for 75 vs Australia at Lord’s on 03.07.10 and none for 72 vs Netherlands at Nagpur on 22.02.11

JM Anderson now holds the record for most occasions of conceding seventy plus runs without capturing a wicket in one day games

JM Anderson has conceded seventy plus runs in an innings on nine occasions which includes his none for 72 in this game. He now shares the record for conceding seventy plus runs in an innings on most occasions with A Nehra of India. The following are the occasions in which these two bowlers leaked seventy plus runs in an innings

JM Anderson of England – none for 72 vs Pakistan at Karachi on 15.12.05 : none for 72 vs West Indies at Ahmedabad on 28.10.06 : none for 78 vs West Indies at Birmingham on 14.07.07 : 1 for 79 vs India at The Oval on 05.09.07 : 1 for 86 vs New Zealand at Napier on 20.02.08 : none for 75 vs Australia at Lord’s on 03.07.10 : 3 for 74 vs Bangladesh at Nottingham on 08.07.10 : 1 for 91 vs Australia at Sydney on 02.02.11 and none for 72 vs Netherlands at Nagpur on 22.02.11

A Nehra of India – 2 for 74 vs Pakistan at Centurion on 01.03.03 : none for 80 vs Australia at Bangalore on 12.11.03 : 4 for 72 vs Pakistan at Vizag on 05.04.05 : none for 75 vs Pakistan at Ahmedabad on 12.04.05 : 3 for 72 vs Pakistan at Delhi on 17.04.05 : 1 for 79 vs Australia at Hyd-RGS on 05.11.09 : 1 for 81 vs Sri Lanka at Rajkot on 15.12.09 and 1 for 74 vs Sri Lanka at Nagpur on 18.12.09

World Cup 2011 : Match No 04 : Australia win convincingly against Zimbabwe

Match No 04 : Australia vs Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad on 21.02.11 : Australia won by 91 runs

RT Ponting became the most world capped cricketer. He was playing his 40th game and went past his team mate GD McGrath’s 39 appearances.

Prior to this game RT Ponting and Imran Khan had the distinction of leading Australia and Pakistan on 22 occasions in the world cup which was a record for a captain leading his team on most occasions. While leading Australia in this game RT Ponting led Australia for the 23rd occasion to set up a record for a captain leading his team on most occasions in the world cup

Australia is yet to lose a game under RT Ponting. It has a cent per cent record of winning all the 23 games.

RT Ponting with his 28 in this game took his aggregate to 6922 one day runs as captain – the most by a captain in one day games. RT Ponting with his 28 in this game took his aggregate to 982 world cup as captain – the most by a captain in world cup

At the end of this game, RT Ponting who has appeared in 248 matches in Australia’s winning matches – most by a cricketer in one day games

SR Watson with his 79 in this game registered his 20th one day half century and 25th fifty. His knock in this game was his second half century in world cup and represent his highest score in world cup. His other world cup half century was 65 not out against New Zealand at St George’s on 20.04.07.

MJ Clarke scored 58 not out in this game providing his 46th one day half century and 51st fifty. His knock in this game represent his fifth world cup half century. The other four are – 93* vs Netherlands at Basseterre in 10.03.07 : 92 vs South Africa at Basseterre on 24.03.07 : 55* vs England at North Sound oon 08.04.07 and 60* vs South Africa at Gros Islet on 25.04.07

MJ Clarke became the seventh Australian batsman to score five or more half centuries in world cup. Others are – AC Gilchrist {08}: RT Ponting {06}: SR Waugh {06}: MG Bevan {05}: DC Boon {05} and DM Jones {05}

SR Watson {79} and MJ Clarke {58*} scored fifties in this game providing the 104th and 105th occasion of Australian batsman scoring fifties in the world cup.

SR Watson’s 79 in this game provide the 43rd occasion of Australian opening batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup.

SR Watson’s 79 and MJ Clarke’s 58 not out in this game provide the 94th and 95th occasion of a batsman scoring fifties in the world cup matches played in India. It also represent he 80th and 81st occasion of a batsman scoring a half century in the world cup matches played in India.

RT Ponting was run out in this game to provide the 430th occasion of a batsman dismissed run out world cup. His run out in this game provides the fifth occasion of his run out in the world cup. Other occasions are – for 102 vs West Indies at Jaipur on 04.03.96 : for 35 vs West Indies at North Sound on 27.03.07 : for 86 vs England at North Sound on 08.04.07 and for 37 vs Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on 28.04.07

RT Ponting became the fourth batsman in the world cup to be dismissed run out on five occasions. The others are – Inzamam-ul-Haq {09} : AP Gurusinha {06} and Javed Miandad {05}

RT Ponting with four run out dismissals now owns the record for most dismissals in the world cup as captain. He went past SP Fleming of New Zealand, Habibul Bashar of Bangladesh and Imran Khan of Pakistan who were dismissed run out on three occasions while leading their teams

MG Johnson captured 4 for 19 in this game to provide the 131st occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the world cup. His figures provide the 24th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing four or more wickets in the world cup.

SW Tait who had an aggregate of 23 world cup wickets prior to the start of the ensuing world cup took two wickets in this game to take his tally of world cup wickets to 25 wickets. He became the 26th bowler in the world cup to capture 25 plus wickets.

Australia’s win in this game represent its 52nd win in world cup and also represent its 24th consecutive win in world cup – both are records for the world cup for a team winning the games and also for most consecutive wins

World Cup 2011 : KC Sangakkara scores fifty on captaincy debut in World Cup

KC Sangakkara scored 92 in the game against Canada at Hamantota on 20.02.11 providing the first occasion of a captain scoring ninety on world cup debut. KC Sangakkara became the 18th captain to score a fifty on world cup debut. The complete list read thus

No

Captains

Runs

Team

Opp

Ground

Date

1

Asif Iqbal

53

Pak

Aus

Leeds

07 Jun 1975

2

GM Turner

171*

NZl

EAF

Birmingham

07 Jun 1975

3

Majid Khan

60

Pak

Win

Birmingham

11 Jun 1975

4

DAG Fletcher

69*

Zim

Aus

Nottingham

09 Jun 1983

5

Imran Khan

56*

Pak

Srl

Swansea

09 Jun 1983

6

MD Crowe

100*

NZl

Aus

Auckland

22 Feb 1992

7

GA Gooch

51

Eng

Ind

Perth

22 Feb 1992

8

Javed Miandad

57*

Pak

Win

Melbourne

23 Feb 1992

9

KC Wessels

81*

RSA

Aus

Sydney

26 Feb 1992

10

AJ Stewart

77

Eng

RSA

Melbourne

12 Mar 1992

11

WJ Cronje

57

RSA

UAE

Rawalpindi

16 Feb 1996

12

Aamer Sohail

55

Pak

Ind

Bangalore

09 Mar 1996

13

ST Jayasuriya

120

Srl

NZl

Bloemfontein

10 Feb 2003

14

RT Ponting

53

Aus

Pak

Johannesburg

11 Feb 2003

15

DPMD Jayawardene

85

Srl

Ber

Port of Spain

15 Mar 2007

16

GC Smith

67

RSA

Net

Basseterre

16 Mar 2007

17

Shakib Al Hasan

55

Ban

Ind

Dhaka

19 Feb 2011

18

KC Sangakkara

92

Srl

Can

Hambantota

20 Feb 2011

World Cup 2011 : HK Bennet captures four wickets on World Cup debut

HK Bennett earned the distinction of becoming the 18th bowler to capture four or more wickets on world cup debut. He captured 4 for 16 against Kenya at Chennai on 20.02.11 He is the first New Zealand bowler to achieve the feat. The complete list read thus

No

Bowlers

W-R

Team

Opp

Ground

Date

1

DK Lillee

5-34

Aus

Pak

Leeds

07 Jun 1975

2

GJ Gilmour

6-14

Aus

Eng

Leeds

18 Jun 1975

3

MA Holding

4-33

Win

Ind

Birmingham

09 Jun 1979

4

DAG Fletcher

4-42

Zim

Aus

Nottingham

09 Jun 1983

5

Abdul Qadir

4-21

Pak

NZl

Birmingham

11 Jun 1983

6

WW Davis

7-51

Win

Aus

Leeds

11 Jun 1983

7

CJ McDermott

4-56

Aus

Ind

Chennai

13 Dec 1987

8

UC Hathurasinghe

4-57

Srl

Win

Berri

17 Mar 1992

9

PA Strang

4-46

Zim

Win

Hyd-LBS

16 Feb 1996

10

DW Fleming

5-36

Aus

Ind

Mumbai

27 Feb 1996

11

AD Mullaly

4-37

Eng

Srl

Lord’s

14 Mar 1999

12

NC Johnson

4-42

Zim

Ken

Taunton

15 May 1999

13

DS Mohanthy

4-56

Ind

Ken

Bristol

23 May 1999

14

A Codrington

5-27

Can

Ban

Durban

11 Feb 2003

15

IJ Harvey

4-58

Aus

Pak

Johannesburg

11 Feb 2003

16

JM Anderson

4-25

Eng

Aus

East London

16 Feb 2003

17

MF Mahroof

4-27

Srl

Ber

Port of Spain

15 Mar 2007

18

HK Bennett

4-16

NZl

Ken

Chennai

20 Feb 2011

World Cup 2011 : Match No 03 : Sri Lanka win by 210 runs against Canada

Match No 03 : Canada vs Sri Lanka at Hambantota on 20.02.11 : Sri Lanka won by 210 runs

Canada capped TG Gordon in this game providing the 188th occasion of a batsman making his one day debut in world cup games. He became the 29th Canadian cricketer to make his one day debut in world cup. He became the 71st Canadian cricketer to make his debut in one day games

KC Sangakkara and A Bagai became the 84th and 85th captains to lead a team in world cup. KC Sangakkara became the eighth captain to lead Sri Lanka in world cup. Others are – DPMD Jayawardene {11}: A Ranatunga {11}: ST Jayasuriya {10}: PA de Silva {08}: LRD Mendis {12}: B Warnapura {01} and APB Tenekoon {04}. A Bagai became the fourth captain to lead Canada in world cup. Others are – JV Harris {06}: JM Davison {03} and BM Mauriette {03}

For the first time in the world cup, two rival captains were wicket keeper captains. Sri Lanka was led by KC Sangakkara and Canada was led by A Bagai.

KC Sangakkara and A Bagai became the ninth and tenth wicket keeper captains to lead a team in the world cup. Others are – BM Mauricette of Canada, AJ Stewart of England, LK Germon of New Zealand, A Flower of Zimbabwe, Khaled Mashud of Bangladesh, J Smits of Netherlands and MS Dhoni of India

KC Sangakkara scored 92 in this game providing the first occasion of a captain scoring ninety on world cup debut. KC Sangakkara became the 18th captain to score a fifty on world cup debut

DPMD Jayawardene scored 100 in this game providing the 106th occasion of batsman scoring hundreds in world cup. His knock represents the ninth hundred by Sri Lankan batsmen in world cup. His knock represents the 1117th hundred in the annals of one day games. His knock represents the 111th hundred by Sri Lankan batsman in one day games.

DPMD Jayawardene registered his second hundred in world cup. The other hundred was his 115 not out vs New Zealand at Kingston on 24.04.07. He became the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to score two or more hundreds in world cup. Others are – ST Jayasuriya {03}, PA de Silva {02| and MS Atapattu {02}

DPMD Jayawardene’s 100 in this game represent his 12th hundred of his one day career representing Sri Lanka. He now stands second in the list of most hundred getters from Sri Lanka. ST Jayasuriya holds the record with 28 hundreds to his credit. On his way to 12th hundred, DPMD Jayawardene went past MS Atapattu and PA de Silva who had scored eleven hundreds.

DPMD Jayawardene scored his 13th hundred of his career – 12 hundreds representing Sri Lanka and one hundred representing Asia Eleven.

DPMD Jayawardene has played 24 world cup games prior to the start of the world cup and the game against Canada was his 25th world cup game. He became the 37th cricketer to appear in 25 plus world cup games.

KC Sangakkar’s 92 in this game provide the 434th occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety in the annals of one day games. His knock represents the 40th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a ninety in one day games

KC Sangakkara’s 92 in this game provide the 38th occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety in the world cup. His knock represents the third occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a ninety in world cup. The other two occasions are – 91 by PA de Silva vs Zimbabwe at Col-SSC on 21.02.96 and 92 by PA de Silva vs Australia at Centurion on 07.03.03

KC Sangakkara {92} and DPMD Jayawardene {100} scored ninety and hundred in this game providing the fourth occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty and a hundred in the world cup. The other occasions are – AC Gilchrist {99} and RT Ponting {114} of Australia vs New Zealand at Centurion on 07.03.03 : MJ Clarke {93*} and BJ Hodge {123} of Australia vs Netherlands at at Basseterre on 18.03.07 and RT Ponting {93}, MJ Clarke {92} and RT Ponting {101} of Australia vs South Africa at St Kitts on 24.03.07}

KC Sangakkara {92} and DPMD Jayawardene {100} scored ninety and hundred in this game providing the 40th occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty and a hundred in the annals of one day games.

TM Dilshan {50} : KC Sangakkara {92} and DPMD Jayawardene {100} scored fifties in this game providing the 33rd occasion of three or more batsman scoring fifties in a world cup game

TM Dilshan {50} : KC Sangakkara {92} and DPMD Jayawardene {100} scored fifties in this game providing the sixth occasion of three or more Sri Lankan batsman scoring fifties in a world cup game

WU Tharanga and NLTC Perera were dismissed run out in this game providing the 429th occasion of a batsman dismissed run out in world cup. Their run out dismissals provide the 46th and 47th occasion of Sri Lankan batsman run out in world cup.

KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 179 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 178th occasion of a three figure partnership in world cup game. It also provides the 48th occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket in world cup games.

KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 179 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 17th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in world cup game. It also provides the sixth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen positng a three figure partnership for the third wicket in world cup games.

Sri Lanka posted a total of 332 for 7 in this game providing the 46th occasion of a team posting a total of 300 plus runs in world cup. It also provides the sixth occasion of Sri Lanka posting a total of 300 plus runs in world cup. The other five occasions are – 313 for 7 vs Zimbabwe at New Plymouth on 23.02.92 : 398 for
5 vs Kenya at Kandy on 06.03.96 : 321 for 6 vs Bermuda at Port of Spain on 15.03.07 : 318 for 4 vs Bangladesh at Port of Spain on 21.03.07 and 303 for 5 vs West Indies at Providence on 01.04.07

Sri Lanka posted a total of 332 for 7 in this game providing the 372nd occasion of a team posting a total of 300 plus runs in the annals of one day games. It also provides the 36th occasion of Sri Lanka posting a total of 300 plus runs in one day games

Sri Lanka won this game by 210 runs providing the 47th occasion of a team winning a world cup game by 100 plus runs margin.

Sri Lanka won this game by 210 runs providing the ninth occasion of a team winning a world cup game by 200 plus runs margin. The other eight occasions are – India won by 257 runs vs Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19.03.07 : Australia won by 256 runs vs Namibia at Potchefstroom on 27.02.03 : Sri Lanka won by 243 runs vs Bermuda at Port of Spain on 15.03.07 : Australia won by 229 runs vs Netherlands at Basseterre on 18.03.07 “ South Africa won by 221 runs vs Netherlands at Basseterre on 16.03.07 : Australia won by 215 runs vs St George’s o 20.04.07 : Australia won by 203 runs vs Scotland at Bassterre on 14.03.07 and England won by 202 runs vs India at Lord’s on 07.06.05

KC Sangakkara’s 92 in this game provide the sixth occasion of a captain scoring a ninety in the world cup. Other occasions are – 93 by M Azharuddin of India vs Australia at Brisbane on 01.03.92 : 91 by MD Crowe of New Zealand vs Pakistan at Auckland on 21.03.92 : 93* by RB Richardson of West Indies vs Australia at Jaipur on 04.03.96 : 91 by GC Smith of South Africa vs Scotland at Basseterre on 20.03.07 and 91 by RT Ponting of Australia vs South Africa at Basseterre on 24.03.07

KC Sangakkara’s 92 in this game provide the second occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a ninety in the world cup. The other occasion was – 99 by AC Gilchrist of Australia vs Sri Lanka at Centurion on 07.03.03

KC Sangakkara’s 92 in this game provide the 55th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring fifties in the world cup. His knock provides the eighth occasion of a Sri Lankan wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup.

KC Sangakkara’s 92 in this game provide the fifth occasion of his scoring a fifty in the world cup. The other four occasions are – 76 vs Bermuda at Port of Spain on 15.03.07 : 56 vs Bangladesh at Port of Spain on 21.03.07 : 69* vs New Zealand at St George’s on 12.04.07 and 54 vs Australia at Bridgetown on 28.04.07. This 92 in this game represnts his highest score in the world cup.

KC Sangakkara with his five fifties became the second batsman to score five or more fifties in the world cup after AC Gilchrist of Australia who has scored eleven fifties. On his way to fifth fifty, KC Sangakkara went past AJ Stewart of England, DL Houghton of Zimbabwe and KO Otieno of Kenya who had scored four fifties

KC Sangakkara’s 92 in this game provide the first occasion of a captain cum wicket keeper batsman scoring a ninety in the world cup.

DPMD Jayawardene with his two hundreds in the world cup became the 15th batsman to score two hundreds in the world cup. Others are – Aamer Sohail of Pakistan, BC Lara of West Indies, CG Greenidge of West Indies, DC Boon of Australia, GM Turner of New Zealand, GR Marsh of Australia, HH Gibbs of South Africa, KP Pietersen of England, MS Atapattu of Sri Lanka, NJ Astle of New Zealand, PA de Silva of Sri Lanka, R Dravid of India, SB Styris of New Zealand and SP Fleming of New Zealand

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