• Australia suffered its first loss in the world cup under RT Ponting when it lost this game by four wickets to Pakistan.

    Australia was dismissed all out for 176 for the first occasion in the world cup under RT Ponting.

    RT Ponting became the most capped captain in the world cup when he led Australia in this game. It was his 28th outing as captain of Australia. He went past SP Fleming of New Zealand who had led his team on 27 occasions. It is an irony that he could not win this game when he achieved the distinction of becoming the most capped captain in the world cup.

    RT Punting became the first captain in the world cup to lead a team while batting at number three on 25 occasions.

    CL White completed 2000 one day runs when he was on 3 during his knock of 8 in this game. At the end of this game, his run aggregate stood at 2005. He became the 21st Australian cricketer to aggregate 2000 plus one day runs.

    B Lee took two catches in this game to take his tally of catches to 50 in one day

    Read More »from Match Number 40: Australia vs Pakistan
  • - South Africa won this game by 206 runs providing the 51st occasion of a team winning the game by 100 plus runs margin in the World Cup. This win represents South Africa's eighth win by 100 plus runs margin in the World Cup.

     

    - South Africa emulated Australia in winning eight games by 100 plus runs margin in the World Cup.

     

    - South Africa won this game by 200 plus runs providing the 13th occasion of a team winning a game by 200 plus runs in the World Cup.

     

    - HM Amla {51}, JH Kallis {69} and F du Plessis {52} scored fifties in this game swelling the number of fifties scored by South African batsmen in the World Cup to 67.

     

    - JH Kallis scored 69 in this game providing his tenth fifty in the World Cup. He became the second South African batsmen after HH Gibbs to score ten fifties in the World Cup. He became the fourth batsman in the World Cup to score ten or more fifties. Others are - SR Tendulkar {19}: HH Gibbs {10} and RT Ponting {10}.

     

    - JH Kallis' 69 in this game represent his

    Read More »from Match Number 39: Bangladesh vs South Africa
  • - WU Tharanga was run out for 3 in this game providing the 88th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup. His run out in this game provide the ninth occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman run out in the World Cup.

     

    - WU Tharanga was run out for 3 in this game providing the 88th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup. His run out in this game provide the ninth occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman run out in the World Cup.

     

    - WU Tharanga and M Muralitharan were run out in this game providing the 49th and 50th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup.

     

    - KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 145 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 206th occasion of a century partnership in the World Cup. This stand also represents the 55th occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the World Cup.

     

    - KC Sangakkara and DPMD Jayawardene added 145 runs for the third wicket in this

    Read More »from Match Number 38: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

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