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  • Match No 49: Finals – India vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai

    - There was a second toss in this game as the first toss went in vain due to confusion as to who called correctly. On the second toss, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first.

     

    - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first provides the second occasion of Sri Lanka doing so in the finals of the World Cup. The other occasion was against Australia at Lahore on 17.03.96.

     

    - Sri Lanka became the third team to win the toss and electing to bat first in the finals of he World Cup on two or more occasions. Australia (three occasions} and Pakistan {two occasions} are the other two teams.

     

    - Zaheer Khan captured his 20th wicket in this edition of the World Cup when he claimed the wicket of WU Tharanga caught by V Sehwag for 2 in this game. He became the eleventh bowler to capture 20 plus wickets in a single edition of the World Cup. Others are - GD McGrath in 2006-07 {26} : WPJUC Vaas in 2002-03 {23} : M Muralitharan in 2006-07 {23} : SW Tait in 2006-07 {23} : B Lee in 2002-03 {22}

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  • Match Number 48 – Second Semi Finals

    India won the toss in this game providing the 20th occasion of a team winning the toss in the semi finals of the world cup.

    India won the toss and elected to bat in this game providing the 11th occasion of a team doing so in the semi finals of the world cup. It is the second occasion that India doing so in the semi finals of the world cup, the first occasion was against Kenya at Durban on 20.03.03. Australia and New Zealand are the two teams which have batted first after winning the toss on three occasions in the semi finals of the world cup.

    V Sehwag completed 1000 runs against Pakistan when he hit his first boundary of the innings and took his aggregate from 998 to 1002. At the end of this game, his run aggregate stood at 1036. He became the sixth Indian batsman to total 1000 plus runs against Pakistan. Others are – SR Tendulkar {2474} : R Dravid {1899} : M Azharuddin {1657} : SC Ganguly {1652} and Yuvraj Singh {1251}.

    V Sehwag's appearance in this game was his 25th appearance

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  • Match No 47 – First Semi Finals

    New Zealand won the toss in this game providing the 19th occasion of a team winning the toss in the semi finals of the world cup.

    New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat in this game to provide the tenth occasion of a team doing so in the semi finals of the world cup. It was the third occasion of New Zealand winning the toss in the semifinals in the world cup. The other two occasions are – vs Pakistan at Auckland on 21.03.92 and vs Pakistan at Manchester on 16.06.99.

    New Zealand emulated Australia in winning the toss and electing to bat first in the semi finals of the world cup on three occasions. Australia has done so – vs Pakistan at
    Lahore on 04.11.87: vs West Indies at Mohali on 14.03.96 and vs Sri Lanka at Port Elizabeth on 18.03.03.

    New Zealand were dismissed for 217 in this game to provide the 13th occasion of a team dismissed all out in a  semi finals of the world cup. New Zealand has been all out on all the three occasions in the semi finals – 158 vs West Indies at The

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  • Ricky Ponting’s distinction

    RT Ponting of Australia with his 104 against India at Ahmedadad on 24.03.11 earned one more feather in his cap. It was fourth hundred in the world cup and with it he became the only captain to score four hundreds in the world cup.  He went past SC Ganguly’s three hundreds on his way to the distinction.

    RT Ponting's four hundreds are listed thus – 114 vs Sri Lanka at Centurion on 07.03.03 : 140* vs India at Johannesburg on 23.03.03 : 113 vs Scotland at Basseterre on 14.03.07 and 104 vs India at Ahmedabad on 24.03.11.

    SC Ganguly's three hundreds read thus – 112* vs Namibiad at Pietermaritzburg on 23.02.03 : 107* vs Kenya at Cape Town on 07.03.03 and 111* vs Kenya at Durban on 20.03.03.

    RT Ponting with his 104 against India at Ahmedabad on 24.03.11 became the only captain to score two hundreds against India in the world cup. He had scored 140* against India at Johannesburg on 23.03.03.

    RT Ponting and SC Ganguly are the only two captains to score hundreds against a specific opposition on

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  • Match Number 46: Fourth Quarter Finals

    IJL Trott {86} and EJG Morgan {50} scored fifties in this game to provide the 90th and 91st occasion of an England batsman scoring fifty in the world cup.

    IJL Trott's 86 in this game represents his fifth fifty in this edition of the world cup – 62 vs Netherlands at Nagpur on 22.02.11 : 92 vs Ireland at Bangalore on 02.03.11 : 52 vs South Africa at Chennai on 06.03.11 : 67 vs Bangladesh at Chittagong on 11.03.11 and 86 vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 26.03.11.

    IJL Trott became the 56th batsman in the world cup to score five or more fifties in the world cup. He became the fourth England batsman to score five or more fifties in the world cup. Others are – GA Gooch {09}, GA Hick {07} and KP Pietersen {06}.

    IJL Trott's five fifties have been scored in a single edition of the world cup. His feat provide the 13th occasion of a batsman scoring five or more fifties in a single edition of the world cup. Other occasions are – DC Boon of Australia in 1987-88 {05} : MD Crowe of New Zealand in 1991-92

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  • Match Number 45: Third Quarter-Finals

    - LRPL Taylor completed 3000 runs of his One-day career when he was on 24 during his knock of 43 in this game. At the end of this game his aggregate stood at 3019. He became the 12th New Zealand batsman to reach the milestone. Others are - SP Fleming {8007} : NJ Astle {7090} : CL Cairns {4881} : CD McMillan {4707} : SB Styris {4426} : CZ Harris {4379} : BB McCullum {4024} : JG Wright {3891} : AC Parore {3314} and KR Rutherford {3143}.

     

    - JD Ryder and LRPL Taylor added 114 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 211st century stand in the World Cup. This stand also represents the 58th occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the World Cup.

     

    - JD Ryder and LRPL Taylor added 114 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 21st century stand by New Zealand batsmen in the World Cup. This stand also represents the fifth occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket by New Zealand batsmen in the World Cup.

     

    - JD Ryder scored 83 in

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  • Match Number 44: Second Quarter Finals

    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.

    Australia won the toss in this game providing the 42nd occasion of Australia winning the toss in the world cup.

    India is playing its 65th world cup game. It shares the joint third spot with England in the list of teams which have played most world cup games. Australia {76} and New Zealand {68} occupy the first and second spots in the list.

    Australia won the toss in this game for the 14th occasion in the world cup under RT Ponting which is a record for most tosses won by a captain in the world cup. Previous record was credited to SP Fleming of Australia who had won 13 tosses in the world cup.

    RT Ponting {14}, SP Fleming {13}, M Azharuddin {11}, Imran Khan {11} and AR Border {10} are the five captains who have won ten or more tosses in the world cup.

    SR Watson was dismissed bowled for 25 in this game

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  • Match Number 43: First Quarter Finals

    CH Gayle completed 600 runs in the world cup when he was on 4 during his knock of 8 in this game. At the end of this game his run aggregate stood at 604. He became the seventh West Indian batsman to total 600 plus runs in the world cup. Others are – BC Lara {1225}, IVA Richards {1013}, S Chanderpaul {970}, DL Haynes {854}, RR Sarwan {739} and RB Richardson {639}.
     

    DM Bravo scored zero in this game providing the 36th occasion of a West Indies batsman scoring zero in the world cup.  His zero provides the third occasion of a batsman scoring duck in the quarter finals of the world cup. The other two occasions are – Mushtaq Ahmed of Pakistan vs India at Bangalore on 09.03.96 and Ata-ur-Rehman vs India at Bangalore on 09.03.96.

    DM Bravo, DC Thomas, D Bishoo and R Rampaul scored zeros in this game providing the 15th occasion of four or more batsmen scoring ducks in an innings in the world cup. This is the first occurrence of four West Indian batsmen involved in such an occurrence in the world

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  • Match No 42 : India vs West Indies

    West Indies capped KA Edwards for this game. He became the 194th cricketer to make his one day debut in the world cup and the ninth West Indian cricketer to do so.

    R Ashwin of India and R Rampaul of West Indies were making their world cup debut in this game.

    India was all out for 268 in this game providing the 24th occasion of India dismissed all out in the world cup - a record for most occasions of a team all out in the world cup.

    V Kohli and Yuvraj Singh added 122 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 209th occasion of a century partnership in the world cup. This stand represents the 57th occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the world cup.

    V Kohli and Yuvraj Singh added 122 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 24th occasion of a century partnership by Indian batsmen in the world cup. This stand represents the fifth occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the world cup. The other four occasion are –

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  • Match No 41 : Kenya vs Zimbabwe

    Kenya was led by SO Tikolo in the absence of their regular captain JK Kamande ruled unfit. SO Tikolo was bidding farewell to his one day career in this game.

    Zimbabwe won this game by 161 runs providing the 52nd occasion of a team winning a world cup game by 100 plus runs margin. This win represents Zimbabwe's second win by 100 plus margin in the world cup after its 175 runs win over Canada at Nagpur on 23.02.11.

    Zimbabwe's 161 runs win in this game represent the eleventh occasion of a team winning a game by 100 plus runs in the ongoing edition of the world cup. The record for most wins by 100 plus runs in a single edition of the world cup is 12 and was achieved in 2007 edition.

    Zimbabwe posted 308 for 6 in this game providing the 61st occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the world cup. This total represents the fourth occasion of Zimbabwe posting 300 plus runs in the word cup. The other three occasions are – 312 for 4 vs Sri Lanka at New Plymouth on 23.02.92: 340 for 2 vs

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