• It was the 1681st ODI in cricket history.

  • It was West Indies' 415th and Zimbabwe's 180th match.

  • It was the 15th meeting between these two sides. The record now reads: West Indies 11, Zimbabwe 4.

  • Umpires Darrel Hair and Simon Taufel officiated in their 68th and 19th match respectively. It was also the 42nd day-night match in which Hair was officiating. He is now just one short of equalling compatriot Steve Randell's record tally of 43 matches.

  • There were as many as five run-outs in West Indies innings which equalled the ODI record. It was the sixth instance of half a side getting out in this fashion and first for West Indies. The accompanying table has the details:
    Run-outs  For  Vs   Venue     Date        Series/ Competition

    5 Aus WI Lord's 21-06-1975 World Cup 5 NZ SL Sharjah 29-03-1988 Sharjah Cup 5 Pak WI Adelaide 12-12-1992 B & H WSC 5 Aus Ind Mumbai 27-02-1996 World Cup 5 NZ Ind Napier 12-01-1999 [NZ] 5 SL Pak Dhaka 05-06-2000 Asia Cup 5 WI Zim Sydney 30-01-2001 Carlton Series

  • Four out of the five batsmen were run-out with Brian Lara as one of the partners. Lara now holds the dubious distinction of being involved in running out partners on most occasions for West Indies. It was the 22nd time when Lara's partner was getting run-out. The previous record for West Indies was held by Richie Richardson. 21 batsmen were run-out while running with Richardson. Lara is now just one short of being involved in most run-outs for West Indies (including run-outs of both - a batsman and his partners) after Richie Richardson who had a tally of 33 run-outs in his career (15 self + 18 others). The accompanying table lists the batsmen with most run-out dismissals in a career for West Indies:

    Most run-outs in a career for West Indies:

    Tot Self Partners Batsman        I   NO %TRO/I %SRO/I %PRO/I %P/TRO

    33 15 18 RB Richardson 217 30 15.21 6.91 8.29 54.55 32 10 22 BC Lara 177 17 18.08 5.65 12.43 68.75 31 10 21 CL Hooper 166 36 18.67 6.02 12.65 67.74 30 14 16 DL Haynes 237 28 12.66 5.91 6.75 53.33 22 9 13 KLT Arthurton 93 20 23.66 9.68 13.98 59.09 21 6 15 SL Campbell 87 0 24.14 6.90 17.24 71.43 20 9 11 CEL Ambrose 96 36 20.83 9.38 11.46 55.00 20 11 9 JC Adams 103 28 19.42 10.68 8.74 45.00

    Batsmen getting their partners run-out on most occasions for West Indies:

    Partners run-out  Batsman        Inns     %PRO/I

    22 BC Lara 177 12.43 21 CL Hooper 166 12.65 18 RB Richardson 217 8.29 16 DL Haynes 237 6.75 15 SL Campbell 87 17.24

  • Lara, on 72, became the first West Indian to complete 2000 runs in floodlit matches. It took him 57 matches and as many innings to do so. He is the 16th batsman in all ODIs to reach this milestone. Incidentally Australia's Mark Waugh holds the record of aggregating most runs in floodlit matches with 4012 runs in 114 matches.

  • West Indies' total (178) was its second lowest against Zimbabwe. The lowest still remains as 91 in the sixth match of this series at Sydney.The total was also the fifth lowest first innings winning total for West Indies.

  • Zimbabwe's total (134) was its lowest in a World Series Cup match. The previous lowest was 138 at Sydney also against West Indies in the sixth match of this series.

  • The Man of Match award was 25th for Brian Lara. He became the third West Indian after Viv Richards (31) and Desmond Haynes (26) and only the sixth player in all ODIs to do so.
    Player         For    MoM   Mts   Freq.

    SR Tendulkar Ind 36 263 13.69 IVA Richards WI 31 187 16.58 PA de Silva SL 26 272 9.56 DL Haynes WI 26 238 10.92 BC Lara WI 25 181 13.81 SC Ganguly Ind 25 158 15.82 A Ranatunga SL 24 269 8.92 Saeed Anwar Pak 24 213 11.27 ST Jayasuriya SL 23 225 10.22 SR Waugh Aus 21 303 6.93 Wasim Akram Pak 20 311 6.43 ME Waugh Aus 20 227 8.81 MD Crowe NZ 20 143 13.99 CG Greenidge WI 20 128 15.63