Kenya v New Zealand, Group C, St Lucia
March 20, 2007
Odoyo joins the 100-wicket club
New Zealand rode into the Super Eights with a convincing 148-run win against Kenya in St Lucia. A look at the stats highlights from the game:
Thomas Odoyo became the first player from a non-Test-playing nation to achieve the double of 1500 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs
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New Zealand's 331 for 7 is their highest score in World Cups, going past the 309 for 5 they made against East Africa at Edgbaston in 1975. This was also their third 300-plus score in World Cups - they had made 307 for 8 against Netherlands at Baroda in 1996.
When Thomas Odoyo bowled Jacob Oram with a slower ball, he became the first Kenyan bowler to get to 100 ODI wickets. Steve Tikolo is next best for Kenya, with 67 wickets. Odoyo also became the 33rd player - and the first from a non-Test-playing team - to achieve the double of 1500 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs.
Stephen Fleming and Ross Taylor added 105 for the second wicket after the first one had fallen without a run on the board. This was only the second such instance in World Cups - the first occasion was also in this tournament, when Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis put together 114 after AB de Villiers had been dismissed before South Africa had scored against Netherlands in St Kitts.
Steve Tikolo became the first captain from a non-Test-playing team to lead his side in 50 one-day internationals.
Ravindu Shah's 71 was his highest score in World Cups, and his second-highest in all ODIs. His highest is 113, against Scotland at Mombasa in 2006-07, while he's also made 71 once earlier, against Zimbabwe at Nairobi in 1999-2000.
Scott Styris's 63 was his fourth fifty-plus score in nine World Cup innings. He now averages 69.67 in World Cups, much higher than his career average of 29.88.
Daniel Vettori's two wickets meant he doubled his World Cup tally in a single game. In eight previous matches (75 overs) he had only taken two wickets. Vettori now has four wickets in nine matches, and the average is still an exorbitant 89.25.
There were the four half-centuries in the New Zealand innings, the fourth time in World Cups that such a feat has been achieved.
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