Bermuda v India, Group B, Trinidad
March 19, 2007
Sehwag sizzles in record-breaking win
Malachi Jones became the first bowler to take a wicket of the first delivery in a World Cup
India recovered from their upset against Bangladesh and added one more to the several hidings Bermuda have received in the 2007 World Cup. Cricinfo looks at the stats highlights of the India-Bermuda clash at Trinidad.
Yuvraj Singh was the third batsman this week to fall one short of Ricky Ponting's record of eight sixes in an innings
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India's 413 for 5 broke the record for the highest total in a World Cup match. The previous highest was Sri Lanka's 398 for 5 against Kenya at Kandy in 1996. India's previous best was 373 for 6 against Sri Lanka at Taunton in 1999. Click here for the list of highest totals in World Cups.
India's margin of victory by 257 runs broke the record for the largest margin of victory in ODIs. The previous record was Australia's 256-run win against Namibia in the 2003 World Cup. Sri Lanka also beat Bermuda by 243 runs on March 15.
India pillaged 203 runs in the last 20 overs and 136 in the last ten overs. Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh added 122 runs off 62 balls for the fifth wicket.
Malachi Jones became the first bowler to take a wicket with his first delivery in a World Cup when he had Robin Uthappa caught by Dwayne Leverock at slip.
Virender Sehwag's 114 off 87 balls was his first century in World Cups, beating his previous highest of 82 in the 2003 World Cup final against Australia. He took just 81 balls to reach 100, making it the third fastest in World Cups. It was also his first one-day hundred since April 2005.
There were five ducks in the Bermuda innings, equaling the record for most ducks in a World Cup innings. The three other instances were; England v West Indies at Lord's in 1979, Canada v Sri Lanka at Paarl in 2003 and Sri Lanka v India at Johannesburg in 2003.
When Sourav Ganguly hit his second six during his 89, he equalled Ricky Ponting's record of 25 sixes - the most in World Cups - though Ganguly has played ten matches less than Ponting.
Before his 57 off 29 balls today, Tendulkar had batted at No 6 only thrice, with a highest score of 36. The last time Tendulkar batted at No 6 was against Zimbabwe at Indore in November 1993.
For the third time in four days Ponting's record of eight sixes against India in the 2003 final was under threat. First Herschelle Gibbs and then Brad Hodge smashed seven each against Netherlands and today Yuvraj hit seven before holing out while attempting the eighth.
India's tally of 18 sixes equalled South Africa's record for most sixes in an innings. South Africa set the benchmark during their match against Netherlands on March 16.
Dwayne Leverock's spell of 10-0-96-1 was the second most expensive 10-over spell in World Cups. The two most expensive figures are Martin Snedden's 12-0-105-2 against England in 1979 and Ashantha de Mel's 10-0-97-1 against West Indies in 1987.
The partnership of 202 between Sehwag and Ganguly was the eighth double-century partnership in World Cups. Incidentally, four of the eight 200-plus stands belong to India. Click here for the list of highest partnerships in World Cups.
George Binoy is editorial assistant of Cricinfo
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