• - ES Szwarczynski, TLW Cooper, PW Borren and Adeel Raja were run out in this game providing the tenth occasion of four or more batsmen run out in an innings in the world cup game. This occasion provide the first occasion of such an instance in the ongoing edition of the World Cup.

     

    - PW Borren was run out in this game providing the 42nd occasion of a captain dismissed run out in the World Cup.

     

    - ES Szwarczynski was run out in this game providing the 86th occasion of an opening batsman dismissed run out in the World Cup. His run out provide the third occasion of a Netherlands opening batsman run out in the World Cup. The other two occasions are - DJ Reekers for 4 vs South Africa vs Basseterre on 16.03.07 and B Zuiderent for 9 vs Australia at Basseteree on 18.03.07.

     

    - RN ten Doeschate scored 53 not out in this game providing the 12th occasion of a Netherlands batsman scoring a fifty in the World Cup. His knock in this game represents his fourth fifty in the World Cup. His knock

    Read More »from Match No 32: Bangladesh vs Netherlands
  • - New Zealand was led by LRPL Taylor in this game. He became the 94th captain to lead a team in the World Cup. LRPL Taylor was leading New Zealand for the first occasion in the World Cup. He became the second captain to lead New Zealand in this edition of the World Cup after DL Vettori.

     

    - LRPL Taylor scored 74 in this game to become the 20th captain to score a fifty on captaincy debut in World Cup.

     

    - BB McCullum scored 101 in this game providing the 119th occasion of a batsman scoring hundred in the World Cup. His knock represents the 13th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. His knock represents the seventh occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup and represents the third occasion of a wicket keeper opening batsman scoring hundred in the World Cup. His knock provides the 66th occasion of an opening batsman scoring hundred in the World Cup.

     

    - BB McCullum's 101 in this game represents his third one day hundred and 22nd

    Read More »from Match No 30: Canada vs New Zealand
  • There’s no hiding anymore

    Let's put it bluntly - India's World Cup campaign is in a bit of a disarray and like I wrote in my previous column, the wafer-thin potential of this bowling attack, it's design is just not looking good enough to take the team through the big moments. Three games since the tie against England, India look like a side who have refused to learn from their apparent mistakes and over the five matches they've played, which by the way includes a couple of associate nations, they've looked as unconvincing as any pre-tournament favourites have ever looked. Their bowling looked like an obvious weakness, but injudicious batting or as the captain put, "playing for the crowd" (whatever it means) meant, potential didn't translate into performance and so on and so forth. For an Indian fan, the comforting news is that the knockouts are just a game away, and importantly the discomforting bit, there is no visible sign of improvement - tactically or otherwise and perhaps critically, India still don't know

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