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Stats Highlights: West Indies vs India, Super Eights, World Twenty20

May 10, 2010 16:08 IST

# MS Dhoni was captaining India for the 16th time in the World Cup. He now holds the record of making most appearances as a captain in the World Cup, eclipsing South African Graeme Smith's tally of 15 appearances.

# On all three occasions in this tournament when Dhoni won the toss, he has opted to field first. India won against Afghanistan, but lost to Australia and West Indies.

# Incidentally India have now inserted the opposition on 6 occasions in all World Cup matches - most such occasions by any side in the tournament's history. India have won two and lost 4. The complete list:

v New Zealand   Johannesburg    16-09-2007        (lost by 10 runs)

v Ireland            Nottingham        10-06-2009        (won by 8 wkts)

v England          Lord's               14-06-2009        (lost by 3 runs)

v Afghanistan     Gros Islet           01-05-2010       (won by 7 wkts)

v Australia         Bridgetown        07-05-2010        (lost by 49 runs)

v West Indies     Bridgetown        09-05-2010        (lost by 14 runs)

# Chris Gayle (98) set a plethora of records during his innings. We take a look at some of them:

- On reaching 50, he became the first captain to score a half century against India in the World Cup.

- On completing his half century, he became the third opening batsman to score four fifties in the World Cup after India's Gautam Gambhir and Australia's Matthew Hayden.

- On reaching 67, he achieved the highest score by a West Indian batsman against India, obliterating Dwayne Bravo's unbeaten 66 scored at Lord's on June 12, 2009.

- On 79 he registered the highest score by any batsman against India, expunging Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara's 78 at Nagpur on December 9, 2009.

- On 89 he achieved the highest score by a captain in the World Cup. He bettered his own score - 88 - against Australia at the Oval on June 6, 2009.

- With 98 runs, it is the fourth occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety in the World Cup. The details:

98 (not out)        M Jayawardene              SL vs WI           Bridgetown        May 7, 2010

98                     C Gayle                        WI vs Ind           Bridgetown        May 9, 2010

96*                   TM Dilshan                    SL vs WI           The Oval            June 19, 2009

90*                   HH Gibbs                      SA v WI            Johannesburg    Sept, 11 2007

- Gayle became the second batsman to score a hundred and a ninety in the World Cup after Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene. Gayle had scored 117 against South Africa at Johannesburg on September 11, 2007. Jayawardene made 100 against Zimbabwe at Providence on May 3, 2010 and an unbeaten 98 against West Indies at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010.

- Gayle's innings included seven sixes. He thus provided the fourth instance of a batsman hitting seven sixes in a World Cup game. He is the only one to do this twice, having hit 10 sixes against South Africa at Johannesburg on September 11, 2007. India's Yuvraj Singh (vs England at Durban on September 19, 2007) and Australia's David Warner (vs India at Bridgetown on May7, 2010) are the others to do so.

- With seven sixes in this match, Gayle has now taken his tally of sixes in the World Cup to 27- maximum for any batsman. He surpassed India's Yuvraj Singh's tally of 24 sixes.

- Gayle has now hit 34 sixes in all Twenty20 internationals. Only Yuvraj Singh and Brendon McCullum (38 each) are ahead of him.

# Ramnaresh Sarwan became the fourth West Indian batsman to register a first-ball duck in the World Cup after Jerome Taylor, LMP Simmons and Xavier Marshall.

# MS Dhoni got run-out for the fifth time in all World Cup matches. He now shares the record of getting out on most occasions in this fashion in the tournament with New Zealander Daniel Vettori.

# Gayle and Dhoni provided the first instance of both rival captains getting run-out in a World Cup match.

# The Man of the match award was fourth for Gayle in Twenty20 internationals. This was also his third award in the World Cup- most by a West Indian.