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Match Number 44: Second Quarter Finals

MS Dhoni earned a unique distinction in this game. He became the first captain-cum-wicket keeper to appear in 100 one day games. This game was his 100th appearance in the dual role.

Australia won the toss in this game providing the 42nd occasion of Australia winning the toss in the world cup.

India is playing its 65th world cup game. It shares the joint third spot with England in the list of teams which have played most world cup games. Australia {76} and New Zealand {68} occupy the first and second spots in the list.

Australia won the toss in this game for the 14th occasion in the world cup under RT Ponting which is a record for most tosses won by a captain in the world cup. Previous record was credited to SP Fleming of Australia who had won 13 tosses in the world cup.

RT Ponting {14}, SP Fleming {13}, M Azharuddin {11}, Imran Khan {11} and AR Border {10} are the five captains who have won ten or more tosses in the world cup.

SR Watson was dismissed bowled for 25 in this game providing the fifth occasion of an opening batsman dismissed bowled in the quarterfinals of the world cup. The other four occasions are – RS Kaluwitharana of Sri Lanka for 8 vs England at Faisalabad on 09.03.96 : NS Sidhu of India for 93 vs Pakistan at Bangalore on 09.03.96 : SR Tendulkar of India for 31 vs Pakistan at Bangalore on 09.03.96 and Aamer Sohail of Pakistan for 55 vs India at Bangalore on 09.03.96.

RT Ponting became the Australia's highest run getter against India in the world cup when he was on 21 during his knock of 104 in this game. At the end of this game his run aggregate stood at. He went past ME Waugh’s aggregate of 199 runs which was the previous record.

RT Ponting with his 303 run aggregate became the highest run getter against India in the world cup. IVA Richards of West Indies with 197 runs held the earlier record from other countries other than ME Waugh of Australia who had an aggregate of 209 runs.

BJ Haddin scored 52 in this game which represent his 15th one day hundred and 17th fifty.

His knock represents the 71st occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the world cup. His 52 also provides the 15th occasion of an Australian wicket keeper batsman scoring fifty in the world cup.

BJ Haddin's 52 in this game represents his fourth fifty in the ongoing edition of the world cup 2011 – 55 vs New Zealand at Nagpur on 25.02.11 : 65 vs Kenya at Bangalore on 13.03.11 : 88 vs Canada at Bangalore on 16.03.11 and 53 vs India at Ahmedabad on 24.03.11.

With four fifties to his credit in this edition, BJ Haddin became the third wicket keeper batsman to score four fifties in a single edition of the world cup. Others are – AC Gilchrist of Australia in 2002-03 and KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka in 2006-07.

BJ Haddin became the sixth wicket keeper batsman to score four or more fifties in the world cup. Others are – AC Gilchrist of Australia {09} : KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka {07} : DL Houghton of Zimbabwe {04} ; KO Otieno of Kenya {04} and AJ Stewart of England {04}.

RT Ponting's 104 in this game provide the 128th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in the world cup. His knock represents the 18th occasion of an Australian captain scoring fifty in the world cup. It is interesting to note that out of these 18 occasions, nine of them have been scored by RT Ponting.

RT Ponting's 104 in this game represent his ninth fifty in the world cup – most by a captain.

RT Ponting's 104 in this game provide the 124th occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the world cup. His knock represents the 22nd occasion of an Australian batsman scoring hunded in the world cup.

RT Ponting's 104 in this game represent his fifth world cup hundred. SR Tendulkar with six hundreds to his credit has more hundreds than RT Ponting in the world cup.

RT Ponting's five hundreds in the world cup are – 102 vs West Indies at Jaipur on 04.03.96 : 114 vs Sri Lanka at Centurion on 07.03.03 : 140* vs India at Jo’burg on 23.03.03 : 113 vs Scotland at Basseterre on 14.03.07 and 104 vs India at Ahmedabad on 24.03.11.

With five world cup hundreds to his credit, RT Ponting holds the Australian record of most hundreds in the world cup. He went post ME Waugh’s four hundreds which was the previous record.

RT Ponting's 104 in this game was his sixth hundred against India. His feat provides the ninth occasion of a batsman scoring six or more hundreds against a specific opposition in the annals of one day gmaes. The complete list read thus – SR Tendulkar of India vs Australia – nine hundreds : SR Tendulkar of India vs Sri Lanka – eight hundreds : ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka vs India – seven hundreds : Saeed Anwar of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka – seven hundreds : AC Gilchrist of Australia vs Sri Lanka – six hundreds : DL Haynes of West Indies vs Australia – six hundreds : RT Ponting of Australia vs India – six hundreds : RT Ponting of Australia vs New Zealand – six hundreds and V Sehwag of India vs New Zealand – six hundreds.

 
RT Ponting with his six hundreds vs India became the second batsman after ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka to score six or more hundreds in one day games against India. ST Jayasuriya has scored seven hundreds against India.

RT Ponting's six hundreds against India provide the third occasion of an Australian batsman scoring six hundreds against a specific opposition. Others are – AC Gilchrist vs Sri Lanka – six hundreds and RT Ponting vs New Zealand – six hundreds.

RT Ponting became the second batsman in the annals of one day games to score six or more hundreds against two specific oppostions after SR Tendulkar : RT Ponting – vs India – six hundred and vs New Zealand – six hundreds : SR Tendulkar – vs Australia – nine hundreds and vs Sri Lanka – eight hundreds.

With two wickets in this game, Zaheer Khan has an aggregate of 40 wickets in the world cup. He became the sixth bowler to capture 40 plus wickets in the world cup. Others are – GD McGrath of Australia {71} : M Muralitharan of Sri Lanka {64} : Wasim Akram of Pakistan {55} : WPUJC Vaas of Sri Lanka {44}.

Zaheer Khan with 40 his wickets to his credit became the second Indian bowler to capture 40 plus wickets in the world cup. J Srinath is the other Indian bowler with 44 wickets to his credit in the world cup.

SR Tendulkar completed 18000 one day runs when he was on 45 during his knock of 53  in this game. At the end of this game his run aggregate stood at 18008. He earned the distinction of becoming the first batsman to reach the milestone of 18000 plus runs in the annals of one day games.

SR Tendulkar's 53 in this game represents his 20th fifty in the world cup – 14 half centuries and 06 hundreds. He became the first batsman to score 20 fifties in the world cup.

BJ Haddin {53} and SR Tendulkar {53} scored fifties in this game providing the 45th occasion of rival openers scoring fifties in the world cup. It is the first occasion when the rival openers scored identical runs in the world cup. In this game both the batsmen scored 53 runs.

SR Tendulkar {53} and G Gambhir {50}  and Yuvraj Singh {57*} scored fifties in this game swelled the number of Indian batsmen scoring fifties in the world cup to 94.

SR Tendulkar's 53 in this game represent his 94th one day fifty and 142nd fifty. G Gambhir's 50 represent his 24th one day half century and 33rd fifty. Yuvraj Singh’s 57 not out represent his 49th one day half century and 62nd fifty.

G Gambhir was run out for 50 in this game providing the 61st occasion of a batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the world cup. His run out provides the eighth occasion of an Indian batsman to be dismissed run out with a fifty to his credit. Other occasions are – RJ Shastri for 57 vs England at Perth on 22.02.92 : M Azharuddin for 93 vs Australia at Brisbane on 01.03.92 : SR Tendulkar for 70 vs West Indies at Gwalior on 21.02.96 : SR Tendulkar for 137 vs Sri Lanka at Delhi on 02.03.96 : SC Ganguly for 97 vs South Africa at Hove on 15.05.99 : R Dravid for 145 vs South Africa at Taunton on 26.05.99 : V Sehwag for 82 vs Australia at Johannesburg on 23.03.03.

G Gambhir became the third Indian batsman to be dismissed run out after scoring fifty. Others are – M Azharuddin for 93 at Johannesburg on 01.03.92 and V Sehwag for 82 vs Australia at Johannesburg on 23.03.03.

SR Tendulkar's 53 in this game represent his 24th fifty against Australia – 09 hundreds and 15 half centuries in one day games His 24 fifties is a record for most fifties against Australia in one day games. He went past IVA Richards who had scored 23 fifties against Australia {03 hundreds and 20 half centuries} which was the previous record.

Yuvraj Singh scored 57 not out in this game which represent his fifth fifty in this edition. His feat provides the 12th occasion of a batsman scoring five or more fifties in an edition of the world cup. Others are – SR Tendulkar of India – seven in 2002-03 : DC Boon of Australia – five in 1987-88 : MD Crowe of New Zealand – five on 1991-92 : Javed Miandad of Pakistan – five in 1991-92 : SR Tendulkar of India – five in 1995-96 : R Dravid of India – five in 1999 : DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka – five in 2006-07 : KP Pietersen of England – five in 2006-07 : RT Ponting of Australia – five in 2006-07 : GC Smith of South Africa – five in 2006-07  and SB Styris of New Zealand – five in 2006-07.

Yuvraj Singh's five fifies in this edition read thus – 58 vs England at Bangalore on 27.02.11 : 50* vs Ireland at Bangalore on 06.03.11 : 51* vs Neherlands at Delhi on 09.3.11 : 113 vs West Indies at Chennai on 20.03.11 and 57* vs Australia at Ahmedabad on 24.03.11.

SR Tendulkar {53}, G Gambhir {50} and Yuvraj Singh {57*} scored fifties in this game providing the 50th occasion of three or more batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in the world cup. This feat provides the fifth occasion by Indian batsmen in the world cup.

Yuvraj Singh completed 8000 runs in his one day career when he was on 27 during his knock of 57 not out in this game. At the end of this game, his aggregate stood at 8030. He became the 23rd batsman to total 8000 plus runs in the annals of one day games. He also became the fifth Indian batsman to total 8000 plus runs. Others are – SR Tendulkar {18008} : SC Ganguly {11363} : R Dravid {10765} and M Azharuddin {9378}.

RT Ponting's 104 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 21st occasion of a batsman's hundred going in vain in the world cup. His knock provides the third occasion of an Australian batsman's hundred in a losing cause in the world cup. The other two occasions are  - 100 by DC Boon vs New Zealand at Auckland on 22.02.02 and 102 by RT Ponting vs West Indies at Jaipur on 04.03.96.

RT Ponting's 104 in this game is in a losing cause providing  the only hundred by a captain going in vain in the world cup.

RT Ponting has witnessed two of his world cup hundreds in a losing cause – 102 vs West Indies at Jaipur on 04.03.96 and 104 vs India at Ahmedabad on 24.03.11. He became the fifth batsman in the world cup to witness two hundreds going in vain. Others are – HH Gibbs of South Africa {101 vs Australia at Leeds on 13.06.99 and 143 vs New Zealand at Johannesburg on 16.02.99} : SB Styris of New Zealand {141 vs Sri Lanka vs Bloemfontein on 10.02.03 and 111* vs Sri Lanka at St George’s on 12.04.07} : RN ten Doeschate of Netherlands {119 vs England at Nagpur on 22.02.11 and 106 vs Ireland at Kolkata on 18.03.11} and SR Tendulkar {137 vs Sri Lanka at Delhi on 02.03.96 and 111 vs South Africa at Nagpur on 12.03.11}.

RT Ponting's 104 in this game represent his fifth hundred in a losing cause in the one day games. Yuvraj Singh became the sixth batsman in the annals of one day games to witness five or more hundreds in a losing cause. Others are  are – SR Tendulkar of India {13} : CH Gayle of West Indies {09} : ME Trescothick of England {06} : ADR Campbell of Zimbabwe {05} and HH Gibbs of South Africa {05}.

RT Ponting became the fourth batsman to score a hundred in the quarter finals of the world cup. The other three batsmen are – 111 by BC Lara of West Indies vs South Africa at Karachi on 11.03.96 : 130 by CZ Harris of New Zealand vs Australia at Chennai on 11.03.96 and ME Waugh of Australia vs New Zealand at Chennai on 11.03.96.

RT Ponting with his 104 in this game became the second Australian batsman after ME Waugh to score a hundred in the quarter finals of the world cup. ME Waugh had scored 130 vs New Zealand at Chennai on 11.03.96.

RT Ponting became the second batsman to witness his hundred going in vain in the quarter finals of the world cup. 130 by CZ Harris of New Zealand vs Australia at Chennai on 11.03.96 was the other hundred in a losing cause.

RT Ponting earned the distinction of becoming the first captain to score a hundred in the quarter finals of the world cup. He also earned the distinction of becoming the first captain to witness his hundred in the losing cause in the quarter finals of the world cup.

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