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Mohandas Menon |
February 22, 2003 12:54 IST
Australia vs The Netherlands, North West stadium, Potchefstroom
- South African Dave Orchard was officiating in his 100th LOI match since his debut as an umpire in December 1994. He becomes the fourth umpire in LOIs to reach this landmark. England's David Shepherd (119 matches), West Indian Steve Bucknor (104) and New Zealander Steve Dunne (100) are the others to do so.
- The two wickets by Tim de Leede takes his career tally to six. He equals the tally of his skipper Roland Lefebvre as they become the joint highest wicket-takers for their country in LOIs. Interestingly, all the wickets for de Leede came in the last three matches of his career. He went wicket-less in his first seven matches.
- The unbeaten 67 was now easily Damian Martyn's highest in a World Cup match in five matches. His previous highest was the 18 he made on his World Cup debut against Pakistan at Leeds in the last World Cup on 23-5-1999.
- Holland's 122 was its lowest in a World Cup match. The team's previous lowest was the 136 it made against India at Paarl on 12-2-2003. However Holland's all-time lowest was the 86 it made against Sri Lanka at the SSC ground at Colombo in the ICC Trophy on 16-9-2002.
- Holland's total was the third lowest made by any non-Test playing nation against Australia after Kenya's 84 at Nairobi (Gymkhana) on 2-9-2002 and Canada's 105 at Birmingham on 16-6-1979.
- Holland's total was also the lowest made by any team at this ground in five matches played here so far since October 2000. Bangladesh had made 133 against the home team on 3-10-2002.
- This win was Ricky Ponting's 22nd in 29 matches as captain, which gives him a win percentage of 75.86, which puts him the second place among all-time successful LOI captains who have led their respective countries in more 25 matches. Ponting is now just short of West Indian Clive Lloyd's outstanding success percentage of 75.90. He is sure to overtake Lloyd with another win in the next match.
- This victory was Australia's ninth in a row since its loss to Sri Lanka at Sydney on 9-1-2003 in the recent VB series. However, for Holland this was its 10th loss in a row and its 8th in the World Cup.
- The man of match award was Damian Martyn's sixth in 116 matches and his first in the World Cup in five matches.
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