• Ireland won the toss and inserted the opposition in this game providing the 181st occasion of a team doing so in the world cup. It also provides the second occasion of Ireland doing so in the world cup.
     

    West Indies capped AD Russell for this game. He became the 156th cricketer to make one day debut for West Indies. He became the first West Indian cricketer to make his one day deubt against Ireland.

    West Indies capped AD Russell for this game. He became the 199th cricketer to make one day debut in the world cup.  He became the first West Indian cricketer to make his one day deubt against Ireland in the world cup.  He became the seventh West Indian cricketer to make debut in the world cup. Others are – AME Roberts vs Sri Lanka at Manchester on 07.06.05 : IVA Richards vs Sri Lanka at Manchester on 07.06.75 : CG Greenidge vs Pakistan at Birmingham on 11.06.75 : PV Simmons vs Pakistan at Lahore on 16.10.87 : RL Powell vs Pakistan at Bristol on 16.05.99 and KA Pollard vs South Africa at St

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  • India has one foot in the Quarter Finals. Congratulations! However, let's take a moment to look at how we got here. Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a statement before the game in Delhi, saying that India so far has had a good game, a tie and a close game, and against Netherlands they were looking for an easy game.  That game was far from easy. At one stage it looked like the Dutch would be all out for 150 and in the second innings it seemed like Sehwag and Tendulkar would reach the target of 190 in 15 overs, in both cases that would count as an easy win. However, that wasn't to be. India found itself struggling at 99 for 4 and it was left upto the middle order to see the team through.

     

    It's a little worrying when the captain said that getting a win was most important, the manner in which the win was got, is second to it. This would still be acceptable, if said in reference to encounters with the bigger and better teams, where matches are expected to be close and fierce. But when it comes to

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  • Match No 23: Canada  vs Kenya at Delhi on 07.03.01 : Canada won by five wickets

     

    MA Ouma failed to score in this game to provide the 49th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a duck in the world cup. His duck in this game also provide the eleventh occasion of wicket keeper opening batsman to suffer such an ignominy in the World Cup.

     

    MA Ouma failed to score in this game to provide the fourth occasion of a Kenyan wicket keeper batsman scoring a duck in the world cup. His duck in this game also provide the fourth occasion of a Kenyan wicket keeper opening batsman to suffer such an ignominy in the World Cup.

     

    T Mishra {51} and TM Odoyo {51} scored half centuries in this game providing the 25th and 26th occasion of a Kenyan batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup. .

    TM Mishra's 51 in this game represents his fourth one day half century and TM Odoyo's 51 represents his eighth one day half century and ninth fifty.

     

    H Osinde captured 4 for 26 in this game providing the 147th

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