• 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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  • 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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  • So, the World Cup jinx came back to haunt South Africa on March 25, 2011, in Dhaka against New Zealand. The Proteas were in sublime form in the group stage and only lost to England in a low-scoring thriller, as they justified their tag of being pre-tournament favourites.

     

    South Africa came into the quarter-finals on the back of a thumping 206-run win over co-hosts Bangladesh; and though they had a few days off after that leading up to the knockout stages, it wasn't expected to affect the Proteas' run to the final. The bowlers and fielders did an outstanding job to restrict New Zealand to 221; and though Hashim Amla was out to a freakish dismissal and skipper Graeme Smith played a shot he is bound to regret now, Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers seemed to get South Africa on course for a win but a terrific catch by the tall Jacob Oram on the boundary got rid of the ever-dependable Kallis, and this would have set panic bells ringing in the South African camp. The quick dismissals of JP

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