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Statistical highlights of Kenya v Zimbabwe 12th March 2003
by Rajneesh Gupta


Scorecard:Kenya v Zimbabwe

  • Henry Olonga was playing his 50th match. He became 268 player in ODI history and the 15th Zimbabwean to appear in 50 matches.
  • Andy Flower (63) has now aggregated 608 runs in 15 matches against Kenya. He thus became the highest run scorer against Kenya in ODIs moving ahead of India’s Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 564 runs from 9 matches.
  • Zimbabwe's total of 133 was their lowest total against Kenya. It was also the first time in 15 matches between the two sides that Kenya dismissed the Zimbabwean side.
  • The total was the third lowest by any side against Kenya in ODIs. Only West Indies (93 at Pune in 1996) and Bangladesh (100 at Nairobi Aga in 1997) have been dismissed for lower totals by Kenya.
  • Zimbabwe's total was also their lowest against a non-Test playing nation.
  • Thomas Odoyo (43*, on 19) completed his 1000 runs in ODIs. He became 177th batsman overall and the fifth Kenyan batsman to aggregate 1000 runs in ODIs. He now has 1024 runs from 57 matches.
  • With 53 wickets to his credit, Odoyo also became the first Kenyan and the first from any from a non -Test playing nation to do the all-rounder's double of 1000 runs and 50 wickets. He also became the 47th all-rounder in ODI history to do the double of 1000 runs and 50 wickets.
  • Kennedy Obuya effected four dismissals in the match which equalled the existing Kenyan record of most dismissals by a ‘keeper in a match. Brother David Obuya against South Africa at Colombo RPS in 2002 and he himself in the match against Bangladesh in this World Cup had effected four dismissals
  • This win was Kenya's first against Zimbabwe in 15 matches. Zimbabwe have won 12 of the matches.
  • The win with 144 balls to spare was Kenya's second biggest in ODIs. The team had beaten Bangladesh by 198 balls to spare at Nairobi Aga in 1997.
  • The defeat with 144 balls to spare was Zimbabwe's biggest ever in the WC. India had won with 135 balls to spare at Leicester in 1983. However that was a 60-over match. India had also won a 50-over match at Mumbai WS in 1987 with 133 balls to spare.
  • This was Martin Suji's second man of the match award in 56 matches. His only other such award came against Bangladesh at Nairobi (Aga) way back on 15-10-1997. He had then claimed 4-24.

(Article: Copyright © 2003 Rajneesh Gupta)

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