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Kallis completes a rare double in World Cup

Posted by on March 16, 2011 0 Comment

Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) South Africa’s veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis became the second all-rounder after Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya to score 1,000 runs and pick up 20 wickets in the World Cup.

During South Africa’s 131-run win over Ireland at the Eden Gardens Tuesday, Kallis picked up two for 20 and scored 19 runs and took his tally of ODI runs to 11,111 at an average of 45.35, including 17 hundreds and 81 fifties in 312 matches.

Kallis took his run-aggregate in the World Cup to 1,032 at an average of 44.86 in 34 matches – a tally bettered only by compatriot Herschelle Gibbs – 1,067 at an average of 56.15 in five matches.

Kallis was run out during his innings and his tally of three run outs in the World Cup is the most for South Africa.

The following are the other statistical highlights of the match:

Johan Botha and Jean-Paul Duminy were associated in a seventh wicket stand of 65 — South Africa’s second best at the World Cup — the best is 66 between Daryll Cullinan and Shaun Pollock against Zimbabwe at Chelmsford May 29, 1999.

The 65-run partnership between Botha and Duminy is the highest for the seventh wicket for South Africa against Ireland in ODIs.

Duminy’s 99 off 103 balls is his 13th fifty in ODIs. His innings is the best by a South African against Ireland in ODIs, eclipsing Jacques Kallis’ 66 not out at Providence April 3, 2007.

Duminy has been adjudged the Man of the Match six times in ODIs – his first at the World Cup.

Duminy is the third South African to score 99 in ODIs. Lance Klusener had posted this unwanted score against Sri Lanka at Lahore Nov 8, 1997 and Graeme Smith against Sri Lanka at Centurion Nov 29, 2002.

Duminy’s excellent knock is the third highest against Ireland at the World Cup – the highest two being 107 by Devon Smith (West Indies) at Mohali March 11, 2011, and an unbeaten 102 by Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) at Kingston March 23, 2007.

South Africa’s deserving 131-run triumph is their second highest by runs margin at the World Cup 2011 – the highest being by 231 runs against Netherlands at Mohali March 3, 2011.

The 131-run victory is the fifth highest by runs margin for South Africa at the World Cup overall.

South Africa have become the first team in the Group B to secure a quarter final place.

The 131-run loss incurred by Ireland is their largest by runs margin at the World Cup, beating the 129-run defeat to New Zealand April 9, 2007.

Duminy and Colin Ingram were associated in a sixth wicket stand of 87 — South Africa’s highest for any wicket against Ireland in ODIs, bettering the unbroken 80 between Jacques Kallis and Ashwell Prince for the fourth wicket at Providence April 3, 2007.

The aforesaid partnership is the highest for South Africa for the sixth wicket at the World Cup, obliterating the 77 between Jacques Kallis and Shaun Pollock against Pakistan at Nottingham June 5, 1999.

South Africa (272/7) have recorded their highest total against Ireland in ODIs.

Morne van Wyk (42 off 41 balls) has registered his highest innings at the World Cup.

Duminy (99 off 103 balls) became the first South African and the second player to post an innings of nervous ninety nine in the World Cup.

In the 2002-03 World Cup, Adam Gilchrist had achieved this unwanted feat against Sri Lanka at Centurion March 7, 2003.

Duminy has recorded his maiden fifty at the World Cup, eclipsing the 42 not out against West Indies at Delhi Feb 24, 2011.

Morne Morkel (3/33) has posted his best bowling performance at the World Cup, surpassing the two for 16 against England at Chennai March 6, 2011.

Ireland (141) have posted their fourth lowest score at the World Cup.

Morne van Wyk (42 runs + 4 dismissals) is the fourth wicketkeeper to record a 40-plus and effect four dismissals in the same World Cup match, joining Ridley Jacobs, Kumar Sangakkara and Brad Haddin.

Morne (four dismissals) has produced his best performance as a wicketkeeper in ODIs.

Trent Johnston has conceded 76 runs – the most by an Irish bowler in a World Cup game, eclipsing Kevin O’Brien’s tally of 9-0-71-4 against West Indies at Mohali March 11, 2011.

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