Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Patel
16(23) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
MJ Guptill
39(32) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • no shot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 2 4 0 6 3

Best performances - Bowlers

HK Bennett
O5.0
M0
R16
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
8 | 14 Runs | NZ: 72/0

  • BB McCullum26 (17b)
  • MJ Guptill39 (32b)
  • JK Kamande2-0-21-0
  • NN Odhiambo1-0-5-0

That is all from us for the moment. Don't forget to tune in for the second game of the day, Sri Lanka v Canada at 2.30 pm local time, which is 9.00 am GMT. Hope Canada can put up a better show than Kenya did. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with Gopi Rangarajan, and Binoy George. Thanks for the feedback, guys. Cheers!

Brett: "Kamande to Vetorri "So... double or nothing?""

Bennett is Man of the Match: "Been tough for us after the India game. I have been working on the yorker a lot, especially for the Powerplays. Hopefully it won't get much hotter than this for the rest of the tournament. It is pretty tough to get used to."

Vettori: "Wicket had a bit of variable bounce, which our seamers exploited. some big games coming up, good to start like this. With Mills coming back, there might be some changes for the next game. Nathan has done brilliantly as well for us."

Kamande: "Don;t think it was the wicket. It was the areas NZ bowled. We got to be more positive in whatever we do. NZ came very hard at us. We have to learn from this performance today. There are some more games coming up for us."

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Well, that was a quickie, wasn't it? Less than a third of what a full ODI would be. New Zealand have done themselves no harm at all with a thrashing of Kenya, who were clueless with their batting, unable to combat the New Zealand seamers on a two-paced Chepauk wicket.

Nitin: "Cant imagine this was the same team which went on to semis in 2003 WC."

7.6
4
Kamande to McCullum, FOUR runs, that'll do, another reverse swept boundary brings up a crushing victory for New Zealand, Brendon fetched it from leg stump, and didn;t bother to go down on a knee, just twirled his wrists to get the placement right
7.5
4
Kamande to McCullum, FOUR runs, super stroke, waits for this delivery to arrive, and reverse sweeps it past backward point for another boundary
7.4
1
Kamande to Guptill, 1 run, hammered through midwicket. it was short and he threw his bat at it, there is a man at deep midwicket though
7.3
0
Kamande to Guptill, no run, pushed down to mid on off the front foot
7.2
1
Kamande to McCullum, 1 run, now he walks across the stumps, and whips this one through midwicket
7.1
4
Kamande to McCullum, FOUR runs, was nowhere near the pitch of the ball as he rushed down the track, but went through with the shot anyways, reaching out to get to the ball and lofting it over the bowler for a boundary

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Patel
16(23) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
MJ Guptill
39(32) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • no shot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 2 4 0 6 3

Best performances - Bowlers

HK Bennett
O5.0
M0
R16
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039