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Mohandas Menon |
February 19, 2003 19:41 IST
Sri Lanka vs Canada, Boland Park, Paarl.
- Barry Seebaran became the 25th player to represent Canada in LOIs.
- Canadian Joe Harris became the fifth batsman in World Cup history to be dismissed 'hit-wicket'. Sri Lankan paceman Prabath Nissanka was the bowler to dismiss Harris. Interestingly, the first batsman was also a Canadian, FA Dennis, against England at Manchester on 14-6-1979. The others to be dismissed in this manner are West Indian Roy Fredericks (v Australia at Lord's on 21-6-1975), Kenyan Maurice Odumbe (v West Indies at Pune on 29-2-1996) and South African Gary Kirsten (v West Indies at Karachi on 11-3-1996).
- Harris now becomes the third batsman to be dismissed 'hit-wicket' by a Sri Lankan bowler. The others being New Zealand John Wright at Napier on 19-3-1983 (by Somachandra deSilva) and West Indian Sherwin Campbell at Sharjah on 13-10-1999 (by Chaminda Vaas).
- Canada's 36 (in 18.4 overs) is now the lowest ever total by any team in LOIs. Zimbabwe's 38 (in 15.4 overs), also against Sri Lanka at SSC, Colombo, on 8-12-2001 was the previous lowest.
- Incidentally, the previous lowest in a World Cup match was also by Canada when the team was shot out for 45 (in 40.3 overs) by England at Manchester on 14-6-1979.
- Pakistan's 43 (in 19.5 overs) against West Indies at Cape Town on 25-2-1993, was the previous lowest total made on South African soil.
- The previous lowest total at this ground was the 136 (in 48.1 overs) by Holland against India earlier in the World Cup on 13-2-2003.
- Canada now becomes the first team in LOIs to be dismissed twice under a score of 50 runs, while Sri Lanka became the first team to twice dismiss teams for scores less than 50 runs!
- Prabath Nissanka's 4-12 was his personal best in 13 matches. His previous best was the 3-54 he claimed against Australia at Perth on 22-12-2002.
- Further, Nissanka's figures are second best bowling performance at this venue after the 5-41 by Zimbabwean pace bowler Eddo Brandes against India on 27-1-1997.
- The five ducks by Canadian batsmen equals the World Cup record for the most ducks in an innings. Five English batsmen were dismissed for ducks against West Indies at Lord's during the 1979 World Cup final on 23-6-1979.
- For the first time in LOI history none of the 11 (Canadian) batsmen and extras crossed double digits in an innings.
- Sri Lanka's victory with 45.2 overs (272 balls) to spare was the second largest win margin ever achieved by any team in LOIs in a fifty-over match. The Lankans, however have the record, having beaten Zimbabwe with 45.4 overs (274 balls) to spare at the SSC, Colombo on 8-12-2001. The all-time record still belongs to England who beat Canada at Manchester on 14-6-1979 with 46.1 overs (277 balls) to spare. However, this came in a 60-over match.
- The match aggregate of 73 runs for 11 wickets was the lowest ever for a LOI match surpassing the previous lowest of 78 runs for 11 wickets between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka at the SSCat Colombo on 8-12-2001.
- This was the second shortest match in LOI history which produced a result. Only 23.2 overs were needed to complete the match. The Zimbabwe-Sri Lanka encounter at SSC, Colombo on 8-12-2001 lasted just 20 overs.
- Nissanka, playing in his 13th match, won his maiden man of the match award of his career.
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