March 12, 2003

Statistical highlight for Shane Bond during Australia v New Zealand match

Shane Bond's 6-23 in this match are the 2nd best bowling figures for a player in a losing team in Limited Overs Internationals

Best bowling for a losing team in Limited Overs Internationals

Bowling Name           For          Against     Venue          Season
6-14    Imran Khan     Pakistan     India       Sharjah        1984/85
6-23    SE Bond        New Zealand  Australia   Port Elizabeth 2002/03
6-35    SM Pollock     South Africa West Indies East London    1998/99
6-50    AH Gray        West Indies  Australia   Port-of-Spain  1990/91
5-9     M Muralitharan Sri Lanka    New Zealand Sharjah        2001/02
5-18    GJ Cosier      Australia    England     Birmingham     1977
5-20    GS Chappell    Australia    England     Birmingham     1977
5-26    CEL Ambrose    West Indies  Australia   Melbourne      1988/89
5-28    BL Cairns      New Zealand  England     Scarborough    1978
5-28    ST Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka    Australia   Galle          1999/00

Andrew Bichel's 64 equalled the highest score by a number 9 batsman in Limited Overs Internationals. Michael Holding scored 64 batting at number 9 for West Indies v Australia at Perth in 1983/84.

Adam Gilchrist has now taken 16 dismissals in the 2003 World Cup, which equals the most dismissals in a World Cup tournament. Jeff Dujon took 16 dismissals (15 ct, 1 st) for West Indies in 1983 and Moin Khan took 16 dismissals (12 ct, 4 st) for Pakistan in 1999.

Gilchrist has now taken 30 dismissals (28 ct, 2 st) in his World Cup career, which equals Moin Khan's record (23 ct, 7 st).

Ricky Ponting took his 8th catch of the 2003 World Cup, which equals the record for most catches by a fielder in a World Cup tournament. Anil Kumble (Ind) took 8 catches in 1996 and Daryll Cullinan (SA) took 8 catches in 1999.