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Match No 35 : Australia vs Canada

This game started with an unusual incident. RT Ponting led his team on to the field of play and then the on field umpires – Billy Bowden and Amish Saheba entered. Normally it should be the other way round – Umpires entered the field of play first and then the fielding team.

Amongst the Indian grounds, Bangalore earned the distinction of hosting most world cup matches – seven – which includes this game. Delhi stands next with six world cup games.

Canada capped K Whatham for this game. He became the 192nd cricketer to make one day debut in the world cup. He is the 30th Canadian cricketer to make his one day debut in the world cup.

 
RT Ponting is leading Australia for the 27th occasion in the world cup and is on par with SP Fleming of New Zealand who has led New Zealand on similar number of occasions in the world cup.

H Patel scored 54 in this game to provide the 12th occasion of a Canadian batsman scoring fifties in the world cup. It also represents the fifth occasion of a Canada opening batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup. The other four occasions are- 111 by JM Davision vs West Indies at Centurion on 23.02.03 : 53* by I Maraj vs South Africa at East London on 27.02.03 : 75 by JM Davison vs New Zealand at Benoni on 03.03.03 and 52 by JM Davison vs New Zealand at Gros Islet on 22.03.07.

Bangalore has bid farewell to two cricketers in the world cup. Javed Miandad of Pakistan played his last one day game at Bangalore vs India on 09.03.96 by scoring 38. JM Davison of Canada bid farewell to one day games against Australia on 16.03.11 by scoring 14.

ZE Surkari and A Bagai added 68 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the second occasion of Canada batsmen posting 50 plus runs for the third wicket in the world cup. The other occasion was the 70 runs stand between A Bagai and IS Bilcliff vs New Zealand at Gros Islet on 22.03.07.

With two wickets in this game SW Tait has a total of 33 wickets in the world cup. He is one of the five Australian bowlers who have captured 30 plus wickets in the world cup – GD McGrath {71} : GB Hogg {34} : SW Tait {33} : SK Warne {32} and B Lee {30}.

B Lee with four wickets in this game has an aggregate of 30 wickets in the world cup and became the fifth Australian bowler to capture 30 plus wicket in the world cup.

RT Ponting took his 28th catch in the world cup and 155th catch in one day games when he caught H Baidwan of J Kreza for 17 in this game. DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka {174} and M Azharuddin of India {156} have pouched more catches than RT Ponting in one day games.

B Lee captured four for 46 in this game to provide the 153rd occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the world cup. His figures provide the 26th occasion of an Austrlian bowler capturing four or more wickets in the world cup.

B Lee's four wickets haul – 4 for 46 – in this game represent his second four wicket haul in the world cup. The other occasion was – 5 for 42 vs New Zealand at Port Elizabeth on 11.03.03.

With two four wicket hauls, B Lee became the 30th bowler to capture four or more wickets on two or more occasions in the world cup. He is the seventh Australian bowler to perform such a feat in the world cup. Others are – SK Warne {04}: GJ Gilmour {02}: GB Hogg {02}: MG Johnson {02}: CJ McDermott {02} and GD McGrath {02}.
 

Canada has posted 200 plus runs on the following occasions in the world cup – 261 for 9 in 50.0 overs vs New Zealand at Mumbai on 13.03.11 : 249 in 49.2 vs New Zealand at Gros Islet on 22.03.07 : 228 for 7 vs England at Gros Islet on 18.03.07 : 211 vs Australia at Bangalore on 16.03.11 and 202 vs West Indies at Centurion on 23.02.03.

BJ Haddin's six of Balaji Rao's bowling {team's 19.5 over} represents the 60th six at Bangalore in the world cup. Basettere {70} and Kingston {64} are the other two grounds which have witnessed more sixes in the world cup.

At the end of this game, Bangalore has witnessed 65 boundary sixes and stands next to Bassterre which has witnessed 70 sixes.

Australian openers SR Watson {94} and BJ Haddin {88} scored fifties in this game to provide the fifth occasion of both the openers from accomplishing such a feat in the world cup. Their feat provides the 38th occasion of such a feat in the world cup.

BJ Haddin's 88 in this game provide the 67th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup. His knock provides the 14th occasion of Australian wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup.

BJ Haddin's 88 in this game provide the 25th occasion of a wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup. His knock provides the 12th occasion of an Australian wicket keeper opening batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup.

SR Watson and BJ Haddin added 183 runs in this game to provide the 49th occasion of 150 plus runs partnership in the world cup. This stand also provide the 16th occasion of a 150 plus runs partnership for the first wicket in the world cup.

SR Watson and BJ Haddin added 183 runs in this game to provide the seventhh occasion of 150 plus runs partnership by Australian batsmen in the world cup. This stand also provides the third occasion of a 150 plus runs partnership by Australina batsmen for the first wicket in the world cup. The other two occasions are 182 runs between RB McKosker and A Turner vs Sri Lanka at The Oval on 11.06.75 and 172 runs between AC Gilchrist and ML Hayden vs Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on 28.04.07.

Thus the 183 runs partnership between SR Watson and BJ Haddin represent the record stand by Australian batsmen for the first wicket in the world cup.

SR Watson's 94 in this game provide the 45th occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety in the world cup. His knock represents the ninth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup.

SR Watson's 94 in this game provide the 14th occasion of an opening batsman scoring a ninety in the world cup. His knock represents the third occasion of an Australian opening batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup. The other two occasions are – 93 by DC Boon vs Zimbabwe at Cuttack on 30.10.87 and 99 by AC Gilchrist vs Sri Lanka at Centurion on 07.03.03.

H Osinde captured his 41st one day wicket when he captured the wicket of RT Ponting in caught by JM Davison in this game. He now shares the record of most wickets by a Canadian bowler in one day games with S Dhaniram who also has captured similar number of wickets.

This game was the 23rd one day game at Bangalore. At the end of this game, Bangalore shares the record for hosting most one day games amongst the Indian grounds jointly with Kolkata which has also hosted 23 one day games.

At the end of this game 10106 runs have been scored at Bangalore – most runs on Indian grounds and also first occasion of a ground witnessing 10000 plus runs scored on it.

SR Watson's 94 in this game represent the 50th one day half century scored at Bangalore providing the fourht occasion of an Indian ground witnessed 50 plus half centuries. Others are – Kolkata {57} : Delhi {53} and Mohali {51}.

Bangalore became the second Indian ground to witness 60 plus fifties scored on it. Kolkata has witnessed 66 fifties.

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