|Scorecard:||Canada v West Indies|
- Nicholas Ifill was making his international debut for Canada. He became the 26th player to appear for Canada in ODIs.
- John Davison (111) became first batsman to score a hundred for Canada. The previous highest for Canada was 71 by Ian Billcliff against Kenya at Cape Town on February 15. Incidentally Davison’s previous highest was a paltry 31 in that same match.
- Davison took only 30 balls for his first fifty and another 37 for second fifty. His 67-ball hundred is the fastest in the World Cup. West Indian captain Clive Lloyd had scored his hundred off 82 balls against Australia at Lord's in the 1975 World Cup final – which was the previous fastest in World Cup.
- Davison became only the third batsman from a non-Test playing country to score a hundred against a Test playing country. Zimbabwe’s Dave Houghton (142 v New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1987) and Andy Flower (115 not out v Sri Lanka at New Plymouth in 1992), and Bangladesh’s Mehrab Hossain (101 v Zimbabwe at Dhaka in 1999) are the other batsmen to do so in ODIs.
- Davison’s contribution was 54.95% in Canada’s total which is maximum by any batsman in a match against West Indies. England’s Alec Stewart had contributed 52.08 % in England’s total of 192 while making an exact 100 at Nottingham in 2000.
- Davison innings included as many as six sixes. He became eighth batsman in World Cup history to hit six sixes in an innings after Viv Richards and Saurav Ganguly (7 apiece), and Kapil Dev (6), Dave Houghton, Asanka Gurusinha, Salim Raza and Scott Styris (6 apiece) .
- The opening partnership of 96 runs between Davison and Ishwar Maraj was Canada's best for any wicket in ODIs. The pair surpassed the previous best of 86 runs for the fourth wicket between Billcliff and Joe Harris against Kenya at Cape Town.
- Canada lost their last four wickets (two to run-outs) off in one Vasbert Drakes’ over (43rd of the innings).
- The total of 202 runs was the highest for Canada. Their previous highest was 197 against Kenya at Cape Town earlier in the tournament.
- Vasbert Drakes (5-44) became only the second bowler to take wickets in a match against Canada after Australian Alan Hurst (5-21 at Birmingham in 1979).
- This was Drakes's first five-wicket haul of his career in 21 matches. His previous best bowling performance was the 4-18 against Bangladesh in 2002.
- Wavell Hinds scored 58 runs in boundaries, 10 fours and three sixes, during his innings of 64 – a boundary percentage of 90.62 ! This is the highest boundary percentage by any batsman (scoring at least 50 runs) in World Cup cricket. The previous record was on the name of Sanath Jayasuriya who had a boundary percentage of 85.36 during his innings of 82 against England at Faisalabad in 1996.
- Wavell Hinds raced to his fifty off just 24 balls to record the fastest fifty in World Cup history. He obliterated Australia’s Tom Moody’s record who had taken 28 balls for his fifty against Bangladesh at Chester-le-Street in 1999. However Hinds was the custodian of this record for a very brief period as later in the innings, Brian Lara completed his fifty off just 23 balls and got the record of fastest World Cup fifty on his name.
- Brian Lara scored 26 runs off Barry Seebaran’s only over in the match. The sequence (464660) . Lara now holds the record of scoring most runs in an over in World Cup. The previous record was of 24 runs scored by South African batsmen Jacques Kallis and Hansie Cronje off the bowling of New Zealand's Chris Cairns at Birmingham in 1999.
- 100 runs of West Indian innings came in only 9.2 overs. This is the second fastest 100 by any team in ODIs. Sri Lanka had taken 9.1 overs for their 100 runs against Pakistan at Singapore in 1996.
- 150 runs of West Indian innings came in only 14.1 overs. This is the fastest 150 by any team in ODIs. Sri Lanka had taken 14.2 overs for doing so against Pakistan at Singapore in 1996.
- West Indies's score of 163-2 was the highest ever achieved by any team after 15 overs in ODIs. West Indies themselves had made 160-1 in 15 overs against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 1999.
- 200 runs of West Indian innings came in only 19.5 overs. This is the fastest 200 by any team in ODIs. Sri Lanka had taken 21.2 overs for doing so against Pakistan at Singapore in 1996.
- West Indies, by reaching the target in only 20.3 overs, achieved the run-rate of 10.04 which is the highest by any side in all ODIs. This betters the previous best run-rate of 9.56 runs per over which was achieved by Australia during their innings of 118-0 in 12.2 overs against England at Sydney earlier this year.
- West Indian innings included 28 fours and eight sixes – a total of 160 runs in boundaries out of their innings total of 206 runs. This gives them a boundary percentage of 77.66 which is the highest ever achieved in all ODIs by a side scoring at least 200 runs. The previous record was held by Pakistan as they scored 68.27% of their runs in boundaries against South Africa at Durban in 1994.
- The 15 sixes in the match – 7 for Canada and 8 for West Indies – are the sixth most hit in a match.
- Joseph conceded 47 runs in his four overs (RpO 11.75). His figures were the joint second most expensive figures by any bowler in World Cup in a four-over spell. Zimbabwean Ian Butchart, with figures of 4-0-53-1 (RpO 13.25) in the match against New Zealand at Napier in 1992, still holds the top place. India’s Manoj Prabhakar had also conceded 47 runs in his four overs against Sri Lanka at Delhi in 1996.
- Ifill, on debut, conceded 46 runs in his four runs (RpO 11.50). This is the most expensive figures by any bowler bowling exactly four runs in debut match. India’s WV Raman (v West Indies at Rajkot in 1987) and L Balaji (v West Indies at Baroda in 2002) had conceded 44 runs each in their four-over spells.
- West Indies' win with 177 balls (29.3 overs) to spare was the biggest in ODI history by a team chasing over 200 runs while batting second. Pakistan (219-1) had defeated India (216) at Lahore in 1997 with 142 balls (23.4 overs) to spare.
(Article: Copyright © 2003 Rajneesh Gupta)
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