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Vincent gets cracking

March 23, 2007
Opener Lou Vincent put two successive ducks behind him by smashing a superb century in New Zealand's 363 for five against Canada in their final Group C game on Thursday.

Vincent was under pressure after first-over ducks against England and Kenya in their previous group matches and he narrowly avoided a third in an excellent opening over by Canada's former West Indies bowler Anderson Cummins.

Cummins, 40, produced some good away swing and had an lbw appeal turned down before Vincent finally scored his first World Cup runs in style when he smashed the first ball off Cummins's second over for six through extra cover.

The right-hander never looked back on his way to 101 before offering a simple caught-and-bowled chance to Canada captain John Davison two balls after completing his third one-day international hundred.

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