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Mohandas Menon | March 05, 2003 14:10 IST

West Indies vs Kenya, Kimberley

  • With Thomas Odoyo not appearing in this match, Steve Tikolo, playing in his 56th match has become the most capped Kenyan player in LOIs. Odoyo has so far appeared in 55 matches.
  • This is the first time in six years and 5 months and in the last 50 matches (from 28-9-1996 to 1-3-2003) Odoyo has missed a game for Kenya. The only match Odoyo missed was the game against Sri Lanka at Kandy on 6-3-1996.
  • Brian Lara was appearing in his 25th World Cup match, which equals the tally of Desmond Haynes as they become the joint holders for the most World Cup matches for the West Indies.
  • Chris Gayle's 119 was his second 100-plus score against Kenya. Gayle had also made 152 at the Simba Union ground at Nairobi on 15-8-2001, which is still the highest individual score made against Kenya in LOIs. Incidentally, only Sachin Tendulkar has made more hundreds (4) against Kenya than Gayle's two.
  • Gayle's 119 was the 12th hundred for the Windies in the World Cup. It was the joint third highest score by any West Indian in the World Cup. Only Viv Richards (181 v Sri Lanka at Karachi in 1987 and 138 not out v England at Lord's in 1979) have made higher scores than Gayle in the World Cup. Richards has also a 119 against India at the Oval in 1983.
  • Gayle's 119 is now the highest individual score made at this venue obilterating the previous best of 116 not out by Pakistani Inzamam-ul Haq against Sri Lanka on 7-4-1998.
  • The 21-run stand for the seventh wicket between Wavell Hinds and Ridley Jacobs was the best by any team in the World Cup against Kenya. The previous best was the 13-run stand also by the West Indians Roger Harper and Ian Bishop at Pune on 29-2-1996.
  • The partnership of 40 runs between Peter Ongondo and Martin Suji was Kenya's best for the 9th wicket in the World Cup. The pair betters the previous best of 32 runs between Collins Obuya and Ongondo against Sri Lanka at Nairobi Gymkhana on 24-2-2003.
  • The above partnership is also the best for the ninth wicket at this ground in LOIs. Namibians Deon Kotze and Bjorn Kotze had put on seven runs against Pakistan on 16-2-2003.
  • Playing in his 23rd match, Vasbert Drakes (5-33) recorded his best bowling of his career. This was the second occasion in his career he was taking a five-wicket haul. He had earlier taken 5-44 against Canada at Centurion on 23-2-2003.
  • Drakes's 5-33 was statistically the best bowling by a West Indian bowler against Kenya eclipsing the previous best of 5-44 by Colin Stuart at the Simba gound at Nairobi on 15-8-2001.
  • Drakes' figures are also the second best by a West Indian bowler in the World Cup after the 7-51 by Winston Davis at Leeds in 1983.
  • Drakes, meanwhile, becomes the first West Indian bowler to claim five-plus wickets in a World Cup match on two separate occasions. Drakes joins Australians Gary Gilmour & Glenn McGrath and Sri Lankan Ashanta deMel to become the only fourth bowler in World Cup history to take five-plus wickets twice in the World Cup.
  • Kenya's 104 is its lowest in the World Cup. Its previous lowest was the 134 it made against Zimbabwe at Patna on 27-2-1996.
  • Kenya's total was the third lowest by any team against the West Indies in the World Cup after the 68 by Scotland at Leicester in 1999 and 86 by Sri Lanka at Manchester in 1975.
  • West Indies' win by 142 runs was its second largest in terms of runs in the World CUp after the 191-run victory against Sri Lanka at Karachi in 1987.
  • This defeat was Kenya second biggest in the World Cup after the 144-run defeat against Sri Lanka at Kandy in 1996.
  • This was Drakes' only second man of the match award of his career.

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