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Tahir claims four wickets on World Cup debut

Posted by on February 25, 2011 0 Comment

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Leg-spinner Imran Tahir became the first South African bowler to claim four wickets on world cup debut. The following are the other statistics of the West Indies vs. South Africa World Cup match at Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi.

# Tahir became the fourth bowler to claim four wickets or more in an innings on ODI debut in the world cup.

# He joined three bowlers, who have claimed four wickets on ODI debut in the World Cup. Canada’s Austin Codrington – 5 for 27 against Bangladesh at Durban Feb 11, 2003; Pakistan’s Abdul Qadir – 4 for 21 against New Zealand at Birmingham June 11, 1983 and Zimbabwe’s Duncan Fletcher – 4 for 42 against Australia at Nottingham June 9, 1983.

# He became the first bowler to bag four wickets in an innings in a World Cup game at Ferozeshah Kotla, New Delhi, surpassing Mohammad Azharuddin’s figures of 3 for 19 against Australia Oct 22, 1987.

# Abraham de Villiers (107 not out off 105 balls) registered his second hundred in the World Cup. His first hundred (146 off 130 balls) was also against the West Indies at St. George’s April 10, 2007.

# de Villiers equalled Herschelle Gibbs’ feat of two hundreds for South Africa in the World Cup. Gibbs had posted one hundred each against Australia and New Zealand.

# de Villiers became the first batsman to register two hundreds against the West Indies in the World Cup.

# West Indies (222) recorded the lowest World Cup total at Ferozeshah Kotla. The previous lowest was Australia’s 233 against India Oct 22, 1987.

# Dale Steyn (3/24) registered his best bowling figures against the West Indies, bettering the 2 for 24 at Centurion Jan 20, 2008.

# Steyn’s figures of 3 for 24 are his best in India, eclipsing the 3 for 37 against India at Ahmedabad Feb 27, 2010.

# Darren Bravo (73 off 82 balls) recorded his highest innings against South Africa, eclipsing the 45 not out at Roseau May 30, 2010.

# Bravo posted his third fifty in ODIs – the highest scores being 79 against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC Feb 6, 2011 and 74 against Canada at Kingston April 13, 2010.

# Kieron Pollard registered his third duck in ODIs – his first in the World Cup.

# Abraham de Villiers and Graeme Smith put on 119 for the third wicket – South Africa’s second best, next only to the 145 (unbroken) between Daryll Cullinan and Gary Kirsten against the UAE at Rawalpindi Feb 16, 1996.

# In his unbeaten 42 off 53 balls, Jean-Paul Duminy completed 2,000 runs in ODIs, aggregating 2,012 at an average of 42.80, including two centuries and 12 fifties, in 72 matches.

# South Africa’s seven-wicket win is the third in five matches over the West Indies in the World Cup.

# de Villiers’ 10th century in ODIs was his third against West Indies.

# His fourth Man of the Match award against the West Indies was his 10th in ODIs.

# Dwayne Bravo (40) posted his highest innings at the World Cup, eclipsing the 37 not out against Zimbabwe at Kingston March 19, 2007.

# Smith (36) recorded his highest innings against South Africa in the World Cup, surpassing the 33 at St. George’s April 10, 2007.

# Darren Bravo and Smith shared a second-wicket partnership of 111 – West Indies’ second highest against South Africa at the World Cup – the highest is 138 between Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Brian Lara at Karachi March 11, 1996.

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