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Stats: Afridi first bowler to pick three successive four-wicket hauls in WC

Last updated on: March 04, 2011 10:55 IST

# Wahab Riaz's fifth duck in ODIs is his first on his World Cup debut.

# The 60-run partnership between Surkari and Hansra for the fourth wicket is Canada's highest for any wicket against Pakistan in the World Cup.

# Canada's highest World Cup stand for the fourth wicket is 86 between Ian Billcliff and Joe Harris against Kenya at Cape Town on February 15, 2003.

# Umar Akmal's 48 is his second best in the World Cup, next only to the 71 against Kenya at Hambantota on February 23, 2011.

Shahid Afridi# Harvir Baidwan (3/35) has posted his best World Cup performance -- his second highest in ODIs, next only to the 3 for 24 against Kenya at Schiedam, Netherlands on July 9, 2010.

# Baidwan has captured seven wickets at 20.14 runs apiece in three matches -- the most by a Canadian bowler in the 2011 competition.

# Rizwan Cheema (2/33) has registered his best bowling performance in the World Cup.

# Shahid Afridi has captured 14 wickets at 5.21 runs apiece in three games -- the most by a bowler in the 2011 edition of the World Cup.

# Afridi has bagged 21 wickets in 15 World Cup games at an average of 16.76 with a strike rate of 23.0.

# Afridi is the seventh bowler to take three consecutive four-wicket hauls in ODIs, joining Shane Warne, Waqar Younis (three times), Narendra Hirwani, Vasbert Drakes, Khurram Chohan and Abdur Razzak.

# Afridi has claimed 220 wickets at an average of 25.55 in 177 games for a winning cause.

# Afridi has got 24 Man of the Match awards in ODIs, including two in the World Cup -- both in the present competition.

# With a defeat to Pakistan by 46 runs, Canada have lost eleven games in succession between February 15, 2003 and March 3, 2011, surpassing  Netherlands' tally of 10 defeats in a row in the World Cup between February 17,1996 and February 28, 2003.

# Only Zimbabwe have lost more World Cup games in succession than Canada -- 18 between June 11, 11983 and March 14, 1992.

# Jimmy Hansara (2/23) has posted his best bowling performance in the World Cup.

# Hansara (43) has produced his career-best innings in ODIs, bettering the 32 against Ireland at Toronto on September 7, 2010.

# Saeed Ajmal has recorded a duck on his World Cup debut -- his fourth in ODIs.

# Pakistan (184) have lost all ten wickets against Canada for the first time in ODIs.

# Shahid Afridi is the first skipper to capture two five-wicket hauls in the World Cup -- 5 for 16 against Kenya at Hambantota on Feb.23, 2011 and 5 for 23 against Canada at Colombo RPS on March 3, 2011.

# Kapil Dev was the only other bowler to take five wickets in an innings in the World Cup before two instances of Afridi -- 5 for 43 against Australia at Nottingham on June 13, 1983.

# Afridi is the first bowler capture three successive four wicket hauls in the World Cup.  Apart from his two instances of five wickets in an innings, he had claimed four for 34 against Sri Lanka at Colombo RPS on February 26, 2011.

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