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Match No 41 : Kenya vs Zimbabwe

Kenya was led by SO Tikolo in the absence of their regular captain JK Kamande ruled unfit. SO Tikolo was bidding farewell to his one day career in this game.

Zimbabwe won this game by 161 runs providing the 52nd occasion of a team winning a world cup game by 100 plus runs margin. This win represents Zimbabwe's second win by 100 plus margin in the world cup after its 175 runs win over Canada at Nagpur on 23.02.11.

Zimbabwe's 161 runs win in this game represent the eleventh occasion of a team winning a game by 100 plus runs in the ongoing edition of the world cup. The record for most wins by 100 plus runs in a single edition of the world cup is 12 and was achieved in 2007 edition.

Zimbabwe posted 308 for 6 in this game providing the 61st occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the world cup. This total represents the fourth occasion of Zimbabwe posting 300 plus runs in the word cup. The other three occasions are – 312 for 4 vs Sri Lanka at New Plymouth on 23.02.92: 340 for 2 vs Namibia at Harare on 10.02.03 and 301 for 8 vs Netherlands at Bulawayo on 28.02.03.

Zimbabwe's 306 for 8 in this game represent the 14th occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the ongoing edition of world cup 2011. The record for most occasions of teams posting 300 plus runs are 15 and were witnessed in 2007 edition.

T Taibu {53}, V Sibanda {61} and CR Ervine {66} scored fifties in this game which swelled the number of fifties scored by the Zimbabwe batsmen in the world cup to 46.

V Sibanda was run out after scoring 61 providing the 60th occasion of a batsman dismissed run out with a fifty in the world cup. V Sibanda became the fifth Zimbabwe batsmen to be dismissed run out with a fifty to his credit. Others are – IP Butchart for 64 vs New Zealand at Hyd-LBS on 10.10.87 : KJ Arnott  for 67 vs New Zealand at Kolkata on 23.10.87 : AC Waller for 67 vs Australia at Nagpur on 01.03.96 and 50 by BRM Taylor  vs West Indies at Kingston on 19.03.07.

T Taibu's 53 in this game provide the 70th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup. His knock represents the tenth occasion of a Zimbabwean wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup. This knock represents his third fifty in the world cup. The other two occasions are – 53 vs India at Bloemfontein on 08.03.03 and 98 vs Canada at Nagpur on 28.02.11. The record for most fifties by Zimbabwean batsman is four and is credited to DL Houghton.

T Taibu {53}, V Sibanda {61} and CR Ervine {66} scored fifties in this game to provide the 49th occasion of three or more batsman scoring fifties in an innings in the world cup. It provides the third occasion of such a feat by Zimbabwe batsmen in the world cup.

DO Obuya was dismissed for zero in this game providing the 99th occasion of an opening batsman scoring duck in the world cup. It also provides the sixth occasion of Kenyan opening batsman scoring duck in the world cup.

CO Obuya and E Otieno were run out in this game providing the 22nd and 23rd occasion of Kenyan batsman run out in the world cup.

This game witnessed five leg before wicket dismissals in Kenyan innings providing the fifth occasion of five leg before dismissals in an innings in the world cup. Other occasions are – in England innings vs Australia at Leeds on 18.06.75: in Netherlands innings vs Australia at Basseterre on 18.03.07: in Kenyan innings vs New Zealand vs Chennai on 20.02.11 and in Netherlands innings vs South Africa at Mohali on 03.03.11.
 

Kenya was all out for 147 in this game providing the 14th occasion of it being all out in the world cup.

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