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High points of the first week

February 18, 2003 21:19 IST


Most runs scored: Herschelle Gibbs, 254  (average 127), from 3 matches.

Highest individual score: Craig Wishart (Zimbabwer), 172 not out, versus Naimbia, at Harare.

Highest batting average: Sanath Jayasuriya, 175 runs @ 175, in 2 matches.

Highest strike rates (minimum 100 runs): Andrew Symonds 143 runs at 114.40 from 2 matches.


Most wickets taken: Wasim Akram, 8 wickets (average 11.50) with 5 for 23 as his best, from 2 matches.

Best bowling average (minimum 5 wickets): J.M. Davison (Canada), five wickets for 30 runs at an average of 6 with 3 for 15 as his best, from 2 matches.

Best economy rate (minimum 5 wickets): J M Davison (Canada), 5 for 30 at an average of 6 and economy rate of 2 runs per over, from 2 matches.

Best bowling strike rates (minimum 4 wickets): Ian Harvey (Austalia) 4 for 58 off 9.3 overs at an average of 14.50 and strike rate of 14.2 balls per wicket, from one match.


Most catches: 3 by Andrew Symonds

Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper: Kumar Sangakkara, 4 catches and one stumping, versus New Zealand, at Bloemfontein, Mark Boucher 5 catches.

Most catches in an innings by a non-wicketkeeper: Virender Sehwag, 3 vs Holland, at Paarl.


Highest team score: Zimbabwe 340 for 2 off 50 overs, vs Namibia, at Harare.

Highest team score in first innings: Zimbabwe 340 for 2, vs Namibia, Harare.

Highest team score in second innings but lost: South Africa 275 for 9 off 49 overs, vs West Indies, Cape Town.

Highest winning score in the second innings: New Zealand 229 for 1, vs South Africa, Johannesburg.

Lowest team score: Namibia 84 off 17.4 overs, vs Pakistan, at Kimberley.

Centuries by captains: Stephen Fleming, 134 not out, vs South Africa, Johannesburg; Sanath Jayasuriya, 120, vs New Zealand, Blomfontein.

Best bowling analysis by a captain: Shaun Pollock, 2 for 15, vs Kenya, at Potchefstrom.

WINS (Out of first 14 matches):

Side batting first won 8 matches (57.14 per cent)

Side batting second won 6 matches (42.86 per cent)

Toss-winning captain decided to field and lost 4 times.

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