Canada v Kenya, Group C, St Lucia March 14, 2007

A run-fest for Tikolo

In a battle of the minnows, Kenya coasted past Canada by seven wickets, thanks to Steve Tikolo's unbeaten 72. Cricinfo looks at the stats highlights from the game.



Steve Tikolo: the first Kenyan batsman to get to 2500 ODI runs © Getty Images

  • Steve Tikolo's unbeaten 72 was his 19th half-century in 92 ODIs, and when he reached 38, he became the first Kenyan batsman to get to 2500 ODI runs. (The second-highest run-getter for them is Kennedy Otieno, with 1683.) Tikolo, who has played 90 out of his country's 92 ODIs, has scored 21 out of 85 fifty-plus scores by Kenya in ODIs

  • Tikolo's knock was also the highest by a Kenyan captain in World Cups, going past his own 56 against India at Durban in 2003. It was his seventh half-century in World Cups, but his first in a winning cause. Now playing in his fourth World Cup, Tikolo has scored a couple of fifties in each of the last three editions.

  • Tikolo also became the most capped player for Kenya in World Cups. He has now played 21 matches, going past Kennedy Otieno and Martin Suji's record of 20 appearances.

  • Hiren Varaiya, Kenya's left-arm spinner, was the star bowler, conceding just 19 from his ten overs. This was his second ten-over spell in which he went for less than 20 - against Bermuda at Nairobi in 2006-07 he returned outstanding figures of 10-6-13-2. In 16 matches, Varaiya has taken 24 wickets at an average of 18.16 and an economy rate of 3.28. However, 15 of those games have been against the non-Test-playing teams - his only other game was against Bangladesh, in which he went for 33 from five overs.

  • Anderson Cummins became the second cricketer to represent two countries in the World Cups. He played six matches for West Indies in the 1992 World Cup. The first cricketer to represent two countries in World Cups is Kepler Wessels. He played three matches for Australia in 1983 and nine games for South Africa in 1992.