24 February 2011

ICC World Cup 2011 highlights: Pakistan vs Kenya Important Points to notice with full score board, ball to ball commentry

Kenya lost their first match that they played against New Zealand. This is  first game for Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

.Important Points and records:
* The 118-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal is a world cup record for Pakistan.

* Thomas Odoyo (3/41) has produced his best bowling performance in the World Cup against a Test-playing country and the second best in the world cup - the best being four for 28 against Canada at Cape Town on February 15, 2003.

* Odoyo has captured 23 wickets at an average of 32.56 in 22 matches  - the highest for Kenya in the world cup.

* Shahid Afridi has claimed five wickets in consecutive games against Kenya.  In his previous game, he had captured five for 11 at Birmingham on September 14, 2004.

* Afridi has claimed 12 wickets at 7.66 runs apiece in five matches against Kenya.

* Shahid Afridi (5/16) has registered his best bowling performance in the world cup, surpassing the 3 for 20 against Zimbabwe at Kingston on March 21, 2007.

* Afridi's aforesaid figures are his best as skipper in ODIs.  Overall, he has bagged five wickets or more in an innings four times.

* Afridi (5/16) has recorded the best bowling figures by a captain in the world cup, bettering Kapil Dev's five for 43 against Australia at Nottingham on June 13, 1983.  No other captain has produced a five-wicket haul in the world cup.

* Afridi's above figures are the best by a Pakistani bowler in the world cup, surpassing Wasim Akram's five for 28 against Namibia at Kimberley on February 16, 2003.

* Umar Akmal has got his third Man of the Match award in ODIs.

* Kenya's 205-run loss is their second biggest by runs margin in ODIs - their biggest is by 208 runs to South Africa at Cape Town on October 22, 2001.

* Kenya (112) have recorded their third lowest total in the world cup - the two lowest being the 69 against New Zealand at Chennai on February 20, 2011 and 104 against West Indies at Kimberley on March 4, 2003.
* 37 wides were conceded by Kenya - a world cup record, bettering the 33 conceded by Scotland against Pakistan at Chester-le-Street on May 20, 1999.

* Kenya have equalled a world record by conceding most wides in ODIs.  West Indies had conceded 37 wides (59 extras overall) against Pakistan at Brisbane on January 7, 1989.

* Kenya have conceded 46 extras in Pakistan's innings - the most by them in the world cup, eclipsing the 32 conceded by them in England's innings of 204 for one at Canterbury on May 18, 1999.

* Misbah-ul-Haq (65 off 69 balls) has recorded his 12th fifty - his first on world cup debut.

* Younis Khan (50 off 67 balls) has recorded his first fifty in the World Cup, bettering the 32 against India at Centurion on March 1, 2003.

* Younis' 40th half-century in ODIs is his second against Kenya.  His best ever innings against Kenya is 87 not out at Nairobi (Gymkhana) on September 1, 2002.
* Pakistan's 205-run win is their largest by runs margin in the World Cup, bettering the 192-run win over Sri Lanka at Nottingham on June 14, 1975.

* Pakistan's aforesaid win is the larget by any team in the world cup against Kenya, surpassing New Zealand's 148-run win at Gros Islet on March 20, 2007.

* Pakistan's triumph over Kenya is their third biggest by runs margin in ODIs - the two biggest being the 233-run victory over Bangladesh at Dhaka on June 2, 2000 and the 217-run win against Sri Lanka at Sharjah on April 17, 2002.

* Pakistan (317/7) have posted a total of 300 or more for the fourth time in the World Cup - the highest three being the 349 against Zimbabwe at Kingston on March 21, 2007, 338 for five against Sri Lanka at Swansea on June 9, 1983 and 330 for six against Sri Lanka at Nottingham on June 14, 1975.

* Pakistan's aforesaid total is the fifth instance when a team has recorded 300 or more against Kenya in the world cup - one each by Australia, India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Pakistan.

* Kamran Akmal (55 off 67 balls) is the third Pakistani wicketkeeper to register a fifty in the world cup, joining Moin Khan (63 off 56 balls against South Africa at Nottingham on June 5, 1999) and Salim Yousuf (56 off 49 balls against West Indies at Lahore on October 16, 1987.

* Kamran has posted his ninth fifty in ODIs - his first in the World Cup.

* Four players have posted 50-plus in Pakistan's innings - the second instance for Pakistan and the ninth in the world cup.   In Pakistan's total of 338 for five against Sri Lanka at Swansea on June 9, 1983, four batsmen had posted fifty-plus - Moin Khan (82), Zaheer Abbas (82), Javed Miandad (72) and Imran Khan (56 not out).
* Umar Akmal (71 off 52 balls) has top scored for Pakistan.  He is the seventh batsman to register a fifty on world cup debut for Pakistan, joining Mohsin Khan, Ramiz Raja, Majid Khan, Shoaib Malik, Asif Iqbal and Misbah-ul-Haq.
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