World Records in World Cup 2011

WORLD RECORDS UNEARTHED BY HR GOPALA KRISHNA IN WORLD CUP 2011

MATCH NO 42 : INDIA VS WEST INDIES AT CHENNAI ON 20.03.11

MS Dhoni of India and DC Thomas of West Indies were dismissed stumped in this game providing the first occasion of rival wicket keepers dismissed stumped by a wicket keeper in the world cup and also in the annals of one day games constituting a world record

MATCH NUMBER 46: FOURTH QUARTER FINALS – SRI LANKA VS ENGLAND AT COL-RPS ON 26.03.11

WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan added 231 runs in an unfinished partnership for the first wicket in this game with which he wrote himself into record books with six two hundred runs plus partnerships for the first wicket to his credit in the annals of one day games which constitutes a world record.

WU Tharanga’s six two hundred runs partnerships read thus – 282 runs with TM Dilshan for the first wicket vs Zimbabwe at Pallekele on 10.03.11 : 231* runs with TM Dilshan for the first wicket vs England at Col-RPS on 26.03.11 : 286 runs with ST Jayasuriya for the first wicket vs England at Leeds on 01.07.06 : 201 runs with ST Jayasuriya for the first wicket vs New Zealand at Napier on 28.12.06 : 202 runs with DPMD Jayawardne for the first wicket vs Pakistan at Dambulla on 03.08.09 and 215 with DPMD Jaywardene for the first wicket vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on 08.01.10

It is interesting to note that WU Tharanga’s six partnerships of 200 plus runs are for the first wicket – a unique record unparalleled in the annals of one day games

MATCH NUMBER 44: SECOND QUARTER FINALS – INDIA VS AUSTRALIA AT AHMEDABAD ON 24.03.11

MS Dhoni earned a unique distinction in this game. He became the first captain-cum-wicket keeper to appear in 100 one day games. This game was his 100th appearance in the dual role

MATCH NUMBER 16 : NETHERLANDS VS SOUTH AFRICA AT MOHALI ON 03.03.11

Shahid Afridi became the first captain to capture four or more wickets in three consecutive games in the annals of one day games. His performance read thus – 5-16 vs Kenya at Hambantota on 23.02.11 : 4 for 34 vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 26.02.11 and 5-23 vs Canada at Col-RPS on 03.03.11

MATCH NUMBER 46: FOURTH QUARTER FINALS – SRI LANKA VS ENGLAND AT COL-RPS ON 26.03.11

Sri Lanka’s victory without losing a wicket in this game chasing 229 runs provides the third such occasion of a team chasing 200 plus runs in the annals of one day games. The other two occasions are – West Indies won by ten wickets against India  at chasing a target of 200 runs {India – 199 for 7 : West Indies – 200 for no loss} and West Indies won by ten wickets against Pakistan at Melbourne on 23.02.92 chasing a target of 220 runs {Pakistan – 220 for 2 : West Indies – 221 for no loss}

Thus Sri Lanka’s win without losing a wicket in this game chasing 229 runs represents the highest run chase by a team in the annals of one day games

MATCH NUMBER 11 : INDIA VS ENGLAND AT BANGALORE ON 27.02.11 :

JM Anderson returned with figures of 1 for 91 in this game providing the tenth occasion o of his conceding seventy plus runs in an innings. He now holds the record for a bowler who has conceded seventy plus runs in an innings on most occasions in the annals of one day games. He went past A Nehra of India who has conceded seventy plus runs on nine occasions.

SOME OTHER INTERESTING RECORDS UNEARTHED BY H R GOPALA KRISHNA

 MP Vaughan’s hundred – 124 at The Oval in May 2007 against India was 100th hundred by an England captain in a test innings.

Wasim Jaffer’s double hundered – 202 – against Pakistan at Calcutta in November 2007 was the 100th hundred by an Indian opening batsman in a test innings.

Australia became the first country to have posted 50 plus three figure partnerships for the first four wickets in the history of one day internationals.  First Wicket – 61 : Second wicket – 71: third wicket – 50 : Fourth wicket – 53. This record was achieved by Australia when AC Gilchrist and MJ Clarke added 105 runs for the third wicket against Sri Lanka at Perth on 15.02.08

Kevin Petersen’s 152 at Lord’s against South Africa in July 2008 was the 200th hundred scored by a batsman at Lord’s – Mecca of Cricket


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