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Shortest matches in the World Cup

Last updated on: February 20, 2011 14:30 IST

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The World Cup match between New Zealand and Kenya, in Chennai on Sunday, was finished in just 31.5 overs, as New Zealand registered a comprehensive 10-wicket win.

The minnows were dismissed for a paltry 69.

The match is one of the shortest result-oriented games in the World Cup.

Rajneesh Gupta takes a look at some of the shortest matches:

Duration Batted 1st Batted 2nd Venue Year
23.2 overs Can 36 (18.4) SL 37-1 (4.4) Paarl 2003
31.5 overs Ken 69 (23.5) NZ 72-0 (8.0) Chennai 2011
37.4 overs Ire 77 (27.4) SL 81-2 (10.0) St.George's 2007
38.3 overs Ber 94 (21.0) Ban 96-3 (17.3) Port-of-Spain 2007
41.4 overs Sco 68 (31.3) WI 70-2 (10.1) Leicester 1999

Note: Reduced-over matches have not been included.

Rajneesh Gupta