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Statistical highlights of Kenya v West Indies 4th March 2003
by Rajneesh Gupta


Scorecard:Kenya v West Indies

  • Thomas Odoyo was not appearing in this match. This is the first time in more than six years that Odoyo missed a match for Kenya. The only match Odoyo missed was the game against Sri Lanka at Kandy in March 1996.
  • Brian Lara was appearing in his 25th World Cup match, which equals the tally of Desmond Haynes as they become the joint holders for the most World Cup matches for the West Indies.
  • Chanderpaul hit four fours in one over from Angara.
  • Chris Gayle's 119 was his second 100-plus score against Kenya. Gayle had also made 152 at Nairobi (Simba) in 2001, which is still the highest individual score made against Kenya in ODIs. Incidentally, only Sachin Tendulkar has made more hundreds (4) against Kenya than Gayle's two.
  • Gayle's 119 was the 12th hundred for the Windies in the World Cup. It was the joint third highest score by any West Indian in the World Cup. Only Viv Richards (181 v Sri Lanka at Karachi in 1987 and 138 not out v England at Lord's in 1979) have made higher scores than Gayle in the World Cup. Richards has also a 119 against India at the Oval in 1983.
  • The 21-run stand for the seventh wicket between Wavell Hinds and Ridley Jacobs was the best by any team in the World Cup against Kenya. The previous best was the 13-run stand also by the West Indians Roger Harper and Ian Bishop at Pune in 1996.
  • The partnership of 40 runs between Peter Ongondo and Martin Suji was Kenya's best for the ninth wicket in the World Cup. The pair betters the previous best of 32 runs between Collins Obuya and Ongondo against Sri Lanka at Nairobi (Gym) on February 24.
  • The above partnership is also the best for the ninth wicket at this ground in ODIs. Namibians Deon Kotze and Bjorn Kotze had put on seven runs against Pakistan on February 16.
  • Playing in his 23rd match, Vasbert Drakes (5-33) recorded his best bowling of his career. This was the second occasion in his career he was taking a five-wicket haul. He had earlier taken 5-44 against Canada at Centurion on February 23.
  • Drakes's 5-33 was statistically the best bowling by a West Indian bowler against Kenya eclipsing the previous best of 5-44 by Colin Stuart at the Nairobi (Simba) in 2001.
  • Drakes' figures are also the second best by a West Indian bowler in the World Cup after the 7-51 by Winston Davis at Leeds in 1983.
  • Drakes became the first West Indian bowler to claim five-plus wickets in a World Cup match on two separate occasions. Drakes joins Australians Gary Gilmour and Glenn McGrath and Sri Lankan Ashanta deMel to become the only fourth bowler in World Cup history to take five-plus wickets twice in the World Cup.
  • Maurice Odumbe was out ‘hit-wicket’ off Jeremy Lawson. He became second batsman in this World Cup after Canada’s Joe Harris (v SL, Paarl, February 19) to get out in this fashion.
  • This was the second time that Odumbe got out ‘hit-wicket’. Interestingly both these instances have come against West Indies and in the World Cup. In the 1996 World Cup game at Pune he was dismissed off the bowling of Ian Bishop.
  • Five batsmen have now been dismissed ‘hit-wicket’ in the World Cup matches. The other three are : West Indian RC Fredericks (v Aus, Lord’s, 1975), Canada’s FA Dennis (v Eng, Manchester, 1979) and South Africa’s Gary Kirsten (v WI, Karachi, 1996). Odumbe is the only one to be dismissed on more than one occasion.
  • Odumbe also joined the four other batsmen who have suffered the ignominy of getting out hit-wicket twice in a career. They are : West Indians Faoud Bacchus and Sherwin Campbell, Australia’s Allan Border and Sri Lankan Romesh Kaluwitharana.
  • Kenya's 104 is its lowest in the World Cup. Its previous lowest was the 134 it made against Zimbabwe at Patna in 1996.
  • Kenya's total was the third lowest by any team against the West Indies in the World Cup after the 68 by Scotland at Leicester in 1999 and 86 by Sri Lanka at Manchester in 1975.
  • West Indies' win by 142 runs was its second largest in terms of runs in the World CUp after the 191-run victory against Sri Lanka at Karachi in 1987.
  • This defeat was Kenya second biggest in the World Cup after the 144-run defeat against Sri Lanka at Kandy in 1996.

(Article: Copyright © 2003 Rajneesh Gupta)

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