• They are table toppers in Pool B but the Indian team's showing so far has not been in keeping with their record or their reputation as World Cup favourites. With two tough matches still to be played against South Africa and the West Indies they will have to raise the level of their performance if they wish to repeat the feat of Kapil's Devils in 1983 even if their entry into the quarterfinals is more or less assured.

    Figures may not always tell the whole story but a glance through the statistics associated with the Indian team during their World Cup campaign throws up some tell tale facts. The Indians are riding on the achievements of a few while the others have hardly contributed to the team's cause. The runs have come from the bats of Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh; the wickets have been taken by Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh. This clearly illustrates that half the squad hasn't really contributed much and that cannot be good for a team aspiring for

    Read More »from India’s performance leaves a lot to be desired
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and inserted the opposition in this game providing the 180th occasion of a team doing so in the annals of one day games. It also provides the 88th occasion of Zimbabwe doing so in one day games.

    Zimbabwe won the toss and inserted the opposition in this game providing the 1499th occasion of a team doing so in the annals of one day games. It also provides the 14th
    occasion of Zimbabwe doing so in one day games.

    WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan added 282 runs partnership for the first wicket in this game providing the 195th occasion of a century partnership in the world cup. This stand also provide the 50th occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket in the world cup.

    WU Tharanga and TM Dilshan added 282 runs partnership for the first wicket in this game providing the 18th occasion of a century partnership in the world cup. This stand also provides the third occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket by Sri Lankan batsmen in the world cup.

    Read More »from Match No 26: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe
  • Yuvraj Singh captured his 100th one day wicket when he had W Baressi leg before wicket for 26 in this game. At the end of this game, his aggregate stood at 101. He became the 106th bowler in the annals of one day games to total 100 plus one day wickets. He became the 14th Indian bowler to capture 100 plus wickets in one day games.

    Yuvraj Singh with 7848 runs and 101 wickets to his credit became the eighth cricketer in the annals of one day games to perform the all rounder’s double of 7500 runs and 100 wickets. He is third Indian cricketer to perform this feat. Others are – SR Tendulkar {17842 runs and 154 wickets} and SC Ganguly {11363 runs and 100 wickets}.

    Yuvraj Singh with 7848 runs and 101 wickets to his credit became the eighth cricketer in the annals of one day games to perform the all rounder’s double of 7500 runs and 100 wickets. He is third Indian cricketer to perform this feat. Others are – SR Tendulkar {17842 runs and 154 wickets} and SC Ganguly {11363 runs and 100 wickets}

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