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Stats: Afridi equals record for most wickets by a captain in WC

March 20, 2011 11:46 IST

Statistical highlights of the World Cup match played between Australia and Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday.

# Shane Watson's runs tally is the second highest for Australia in the 2011 edition of the World Cup, aggregating 265 at an average of 53.00.

# Shane Watson and Brad Haddin are the only two Australian batsmen to have recorded three fifties in the present competition.

# Brad Haddin has top-scored for Australia in the present tournament, totalling 279 at an average of 55.80.

# Mitchell Johnson registered his fourth duck in ODIs -- his first at the World Cup.

Shahid Afridi# Umar Gul (3/30) produced his best bowling figures at the World Cup, surpassing the 3 for 32 against New Zealand at Pallekele on March 8, 2011.

# Umar Gul took his wickets tally to 13 at 14.61 runs apiece in six games -- the second best for Pakistan in the 10th edition of the World Cup.

# With 17 wickets at 11.47 runs apiece in six games, Shahid Afridi equalled the record for most wickets by a captain in a World Cup. Imran Khan, as captain, had claimed 17 wickets at 13.05 runs apiece in seven games in the Reliance World Cup 1987-88.

# Steven Smith (25) registered his highest innings at the World Cup, surpassing the 17 not out against Kenya at Bangalore on March 13, 2011.

# Michael Clarke has taken his runs' tally at the World Cup to 661 at an average of 94.42 in 17 matches, including six fifties.

# Abdul Razzaq produced an economy rate of 2.00 -- his best in an innings at the World Cup.

# Razzaq's performance of 4-0-8-2 is his best against Australia at the World Cup -- his best overall is 3 for 25 against Zimbabwe at The Oval on June 11, 1999.

# Pakistan's win by four wickets ended Australia's brilliant undefeated sequence in the World Cup. Pakistan have won 35 games, losing 25 out of 62 played at the World Cup -- success percentage of 58.33 (NR 2).

# After registering 26 wins, Australia posted their first defeat under Ricky Ponting's captaincy at the World Cup.

# Brett Lee has taken his tally of wickets to 34 at an average of 17.17 in just 16 matches in the World Cup. He has equalled Brad Hogg's tally of 34 (ave.19.23) in 21 matches.

# Lee's tally is bettered only by Glenn McGrath for Australia at the World Cup -- 71 in 39 games at an average of 18.19.

# Lee, for the first time, captured four wickets in consecutive matches at the World Cup -- 4 for 46 against Canada in Bangalore on March 16 followed by 4 for 28 against Pakistan in Colombo on March 19.

# Lee's figures of 4 for 28 are his best against Pakistan in ODIs -- his second four-wicket haul against Pakistan, eclipsing the 4 for 32 at Nairobi (Gym.) on September 4, 2002.

# For the losing cause, Lee's figures of 4 for 28 are his best in ODIs. For the first time, Australia have lost an ODI despite a four-wicket haul from Lee.

# For the first time in a World Cup game, Lee has taken the first four wickets to fall.

# Australia (176) posted their second lowest World Cup total against Pakistan, the lowest being 172 off 45.2 overs at Perth on March 11, 1992.

# Australia's score was their lowest since 1992 and the sixth lowest at the World Cup. Against India at Chelmsford on June 20, 1983, they were dismissed for 129.

# The last time Australia (213) lost all 10 wickets in a World Cup game was at Edgbaston, Birmingham against South Africa on June 17, 1999.

# Ponting's winning percentage at the World Cup is 96.29 -- 26 wins, one defeat apart from one no-result game out of 28 played.

# After playing 34 games undefeated between May 27, 1999 and March 16, 2011, Australia lost their first game. Australia had lost to Pakistan by 10 runs at Edgbaston on May 23, 1999.

# Australia's winning percentage in the World Cup is marvellous -- 75 percent with 55 wins, 18 losses, tied 1 and no-result one -- out of 75 played.

# Asad Shafiq (46) averages 124.00 in the present edition of the World Cup. On his World Cup debut, he had played a superb knock of 78 not out against Zimbabwe at Pallekele on March 14, 2011.

# Umar Akmal, thanks to his match-winning 44 has aggregated 211 at an average of 52.75 in five matches, including one fifty, in the present edition of the World Cup.

# Umar Akmal received his second Man of the Match award at the World Cup -- his fourth in ODIs. He had first received the award for posting 71 against Kenya at Hambantota on February 23, 2011.

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