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Match No 29 : India vs South Africa

V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar added 142 runs for the first wicket in this game providing the 198th occasion of a century stand in the world cup. This stand also represents the 52nd occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket in the world cup.

SR Tendulkar and G Gambhir added 125 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 199th occasion of a century stand in the world cup.

V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar added 142 runs for the first wicket in this game providing the 22nd occasion of a century stand by Indian batsmen in the world cup. This stand also represents the fifth occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket by Indian batsmen in the world cup.

SR Tendulkar and G Gambhir added 125 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 23rd occasion of a century stand in the world cup. This stand also represents the eighth occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket by Indian batsmen in the world cup.

V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar added 142 runs for the first wicket and SR Tendulkar and G Gambhir added 125 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the first occasion of a team posting century stands for the first two wickets in the world cup.

V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar added 142 runs for the first wicket and SR Tendulkar and G Gambhir added 125 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the eleventh occasion of a team posting century stands for the two or more wickets in the world cup.

V Sehwag {73}, SR Tendulkar {111} and G Gambhir {69} scored fifties in this game providing the 44th occasion of three or more batsmen scoring fifties in an innings of a world cup game.

V Sehwag {73}, SR Tendulkar {111} and G Gambhir {69} scored fifties in this game providing the third occasion of first three batsmen scoring fifties in an innings of a world cup game. The other two occasions were witnessed in the following games – England vs East Africa at Birmingham on 14.06.75  - First three England batsmen – B Wood {77}, DL Amiss {88} and FC Hayes {52} and Pakistna vs Sri Lanka at Birmingham on 14.06.75 – First three Pakistan batsmen – Sadiq Mohammad {74}, Majid Khan {84} and Zaheer Abbas {97|.

It is interesting to note that the feat of first three batsmen scoring fifties has not been performed since the 1975 edition of the world cup. In 1975 edition there were two such feats.

V Sehwag {73} and SR Tendulkar {111} scored fifty and hundred in this game providing the eighth occasion of opening batsmen scoring fifty and hundred in the world cup. The other

seven occasions are – RB McKosker {73} and A Turner {101} of Australia vs Sri Lanka at The Oval on 11.06.75 : K Srikkanth {75} and SM Gavaskar {103*} of India vs New Zealand at Nagpur on 31.10.87 : A Jadeja {53} and SR Tendulkar {127*} vs Kenya at Cuttack on 18.02.96 :  ME Waugh {126} and MA Taylor {59} of Australia vs India at Mumbai on 27.02.96 : G Kirsten {83} and AC Hudson {161} of South Africa vs Netherlands at Rawalpindi on 05.03.96 : Saeed Anwar {113*} and W Wasti {84} of Pakistan vs New Zealand at Manchester on 16.06.99 : CH Gayle {119} and SC Chanderpaul {66} of West Indies vs Kenya at Kimberley on 04.03.03 and L Vincent {101} and SP Fleming {66} of New Zealand vs Canada at Gros Islet on 02.03.07.

SR Tendulkar's 111 in this game represent the 118th hundred in the world cup. It also represents his sixth hundred in the world cup. The other five are – 127* vs Kenya at
Cuttack on 18.02.96 : 137 vs Sri Lanka at Delhi on 02.03.96 : 140* vs Kenya at Bristol on 23.05.99 and 152 vs Namibia at Pietermaritzburg on 23.02.03 and 120 vs England at
Bangalore on 27.02.96.

SR Tendulkar's 111 in this game represents the sixth occasion of a batsman scoring “Nelson” in the world cup. The other occasions are – 111 by Aamer Sohail of Pakistan vs South Africa at Karachi on 29.02.96 : 111 by BC Lara of West Indies vs South Africa at Karachi on 11.03.96 : 111 by JM Davison of Canada vs West Indies at Centurion on 23.02.03 : 111* by SC Ganguly of India vs Kenya at Durban on 20.03.03 and 111* by SB Styris of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka at St George’s o 12.04.07.

SR Tendulkar with his 111 in this game became the second Indian batsman to score a Nelson in the world cup after SC Ganguly {111* vs Kenya at Durban on 20.03.03}.

SR Tendulkar's 111 in this game represent the third occasion of a batsman scoring a Nelson against South Africa in the world cup. The other two occasions are - 111 by Aamer Sohail of Pakistan at Karachi on 29.02.96 and 111 by BC Lara of West Indies at Karachi on 11.03.96.

SR Tendulkar's 111 in this game represent the 19th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a hundred in the world cup. Australia has scored most hundreds – 21 – in the world cup.

DW Steyn captured five for 50 in this game providing the 45th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in the world cup. He became the fifth South African bowler to capture five wickets in an innings in the world cup. Others are – 5 for 21 by L Klusener vs Kenya at Amstelveen on 26.05.99 : 5 for 36 by SM Pollock vs Australia at Birmingham on 17.06.99 : 5 for 39 by CK Langveldt vs Sri Lanka at Providence on 28.03.07 : 5 for 45 by A Nel vs Bangladesh at Providence on 07.04.07 and 5 for 18 by AJ Hall vs England at Bridgetown on 17.04.07.

YK Pathan, Zaheer Khan, A Nehra and MM Patel scored zeroes in this game providing the 14th occasion of four or more batsmen scoring ducks in the world cup. It is the first occasion of four Indian batsmen scoring ducks in the world cup.

YK Pathan, Zaheer Khan, A Nehra and MM Patel scored zeroes in this game providing the fourth occasion of four Indian batsmen scoring ducks in one day games and 86th occasion of four or more batsmen scoring ducks in an innings in the annals of one day games.

Harbhajan Singh captured his 250th one day wicket when he captured the wicket of AB de Villiers caught by V Kohli for 52 in this game. At the end of this game, his one day
wickets aggregate stood at 251. He became the 22nd bowler in the annals of one day games to capture 250 plus wickets. He is the fifth Indian bowler to capture 250 plus wickets in one day games. Others are – A Kumble {334} : J Srinath {315} : AB Agarkar {288} and N Kapil Dev {253}.

Harbhajan Singh captured his 100th wicket on home soil when he had JP Duminy stumped by MS Dhoni for 52 in this game. At the end of this game his total wickets on home soil

stood at 100. He became the 17th bowler in the annals of one day game to capture 100 or more wickets on home soil. He is the fifth Indian bowler to earn such a distinction. Others are – A Kumble {126} : AB Agarkar {109} : J Srinath {103} and Kapil Dev {100}.
 

SR Tendulkar's 111 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 19th occasion of a batsman's hundred going in vain in the world cup. This knock provides the third occasion of an Indian batsman’s hundred in a losing cause in the world cup. The other two occasions are – 100* by A Jadeja vs Australia at The Oval on 04.06.99 and 137 by SR Tendulkar vs Sri Lanka at Delhi on 02.03.96.

SR Tendulkar became the third batsman after HH Gibbs of South Africa and SB Styris of New Zealand to witness two hundreds scored by them in the world cup going in vain – SR Tendulkar {137 vs Sri Lanka at Delhi on 02.03.96 and 111 vs South Africa at Nagpur on 12.03.11} : HH Gibbs {101 s Australia at Leeds on 13.06.99 and 143 vs New Zealand at Johannesburg on 16.02.03} and SB Styris {141 vs Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein on 10.02.03 and 111* vs Sri Lanka at St George’s on 12.04.07}.

SR Tendulkar's 111 in this game was in a losing cause providing his 13th one day hundred going in vain.

South Africa scored 300 for 7 in the second innings of this game providing the fifth occasion of a team posting a total of 300 plus runs while batting second in the world cup.

Other occasions are – 331 for 7 in 49,2 overs by Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe at New Plymouth on 23.02.92 : 301 for 9 in 49.5 overs by England vs West Indies at Bridgetown on 21.04.07: 338 for 8 in 50.0 overs by England vs India at Bangalore on 27.02.11 and 329 for 7 by Ireland vs England at Bangalore on 02.03.11.

South Africa posted a total of 300 for 7 in this game providing the 56th occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the world cup. This total represents the seventh occasion of

Sourth Africa posting a total of 300 plus runs in the world cup. The other six occasions are – 321 for 2 vs UAE at Rawalpindi on 16.02.96 : 328 for 3 vs Netherland at Rawalpindi on 05.03.96 : 306 for 6 vs New Zealand at Johannesburg on 16.02.03 : 353 for 3 vs Netherlands at Basseterre on 16.03.07 : 356 for 4 vs West Indies at St George’s on 10.04.08 and 351 for 5 vs Netherlands at Mohali on 03.03.11.

South Africa won this game by three wickets with two balls to spare providing the 24th occasion of a team winning the world cup game with single digit balls remaining. This win

represents South Africa’s third such win in the world cup. Other two victories are – vs India at Adelaide on 15.03.92 by six wickets with five balls remaining and vs Pakistan at Nottingham on 05.06.99 by three wickets with six balls remaining.

South Africa won this game by three wickets with two balls to spare providing the fourth occasion of a team winning the world cup game with two balls remaining. Other three occasions are – Australia won by five wickets vs South Africa at Leeds on 13.06.99 : Austraila won by two wickets vs England at Port Elizabeth on 02.03.03 and West Indies won by one wicket vs Pakistan at Birmingham on 11.06.75.
 

This game witnessed six fifties – three from India {V Sehwag – 73 : SR Tendulkar -111 : G Gambhir – 69} and three from South Africa { HM Amla – 61 : JH Kallis – 69 : AB de
Villiers – 52} proving the fifth occasion of a world cup game witnessing six fifties in a match. The other four occasions were witnessed – in the match between Sri Lanka and
Australia at The Oval on 11.06.75 : in the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Swansea on 09.06.83 : in the match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at New Plymouth on 23.02.02 and in the match between Pakistan and England at Karachi on 03.03.96.

HM Amla {61}, JH Kallis {69} and AB de Villiers {52} scored fifties in this game providing the number of fifties scored by South African batsmen in the world cup to 63.

V Sehwag {73}, SR Tendulkar {111} and G Gambhir {69} scored fifties in this game providing the number of fifties scored by Indian batsmen in the world cup to 89.

JH Kallis was dismissed run out for 69 in this game to provide the 58th occasion of a batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the world cup. JH Kallis's run out for
69 in this game provides the fourth occasion of a batsman dismissed run out with a fifty to his credit. The other three occasions are – JH Kallis for 96 vs India at Hove on
15.05.99 : AB de Villers for 92 vs Australia at Basseterre on 24.03.07 and AB de Villiers for 134 vs Netherlands at Mohali on 03.03.11.

JH Kallis of South Africa joined the select band of batsmen who have been dismissed run out after scoring a fifty on two occasions in the world cup. Others are - MD Crowe of New Zealand, AB de Villiers of South Africa. Inzamam-ul-Haq of Pakistan, AH Jones of New Zealand, RT Ponting of Australia and SR Tendulkar of India.

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