Canada v New Zealand, Group C, St Lucia March 22, 2007

Vincent ends World Cup drought

Dileep V and HR Gopalakrishna

New Zealand finished their group-stage matches with an emphatic victory against Canada. Here are the stats highlights from the game.

Lou Vincent, who made 101 today, had managed just 17 in his five previous World Cup innings © Getty Images

  • New Zealand's 363 for 5 is their highest score in World Cups bettering the 331 for 7 they scored against Kenya in their previous match. This is also their second-highest score in all ODIs.

  • New Zealand's 363 for 5 is the fourth highest total in World Cups, and the eighth score of 350 or more.

  • Brendon McCullum's 20-ball half-century is the fastest in World Cups, bettering the 21-ball effort by Mark Boucher against Netherlands earlier in the tournament.

  • John Davison's 23-ball half-century is the third-fastest in World Cups. He is the only player to score two fifties in 25 or fewer balls in World Cup games.

  • The 142-run partnership between Lou Vincent and Stephen Fleming is the best first-wicket stand in World Cups for New Zealand, bettering the 114 runs put together by Mark Greatbatch and Rod Latham against South Africa at Auckland in 1992.

  • Lou Vincent's 101 was his first World Cup century, and the third of his career. Before this match Vincent had only made 17 runs in five previous World Cup innings.

  • New Zealand made more than 300 in consecutive games in the tournament, which provides the fifth instance of a team scoring more than 300 in successive games in World Cups.

    Instances where teams have scored consecutive 300-plus totals in World Cups
    Team Runs Opposition Venue Year
    England 322/6 New Zealand The Oval 1983
    England 333/9 Sri Lanka Taunton 1983
    India 329/2 Kenya Bristol 1999
    India 373/6 Srilanka Taunton 1999
    Australia 358/5 Netherlands Basseterre 2007
    Australia 334/6 Scotland Basseterre 2007
    Srilanka 321/6 Bermuda Port of Spain 2007
    Srilanka 318/4 Bangladesh Port of spain 2007
    Newzealand 331/7 Kenya St.Lucia 2007
    Newzealand 363/5 Canada St.Lucia 2007

  • Vincent's 101 and Fleming's 66 in this game provides the seventh instance of openers registering a fifty and a hundred in a World Cup match.

  • The 78-run partnership between Ashish Bagai and Ian Billcliff is the best for the third-wicket for Canada in World Cups, beating the earlier one of 37 between Davison and Ian Billcliff against New Zealand at Benoni in 2003.