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120dThe Bulletin by Will Luke

New Zealand click in to shape

A thoroughly professional performance from New Zealand, has given Stephen Fleming's side a useful confidence boost ahead of the Super Eight stage of the World Cup, with a convincing 114-run win over Canada in a dead rubber at St Lucia

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Lou Vincent
101(117) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
2 15 16 18 23 4 14 9
Stephen Fleming
66(67) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
0 1 10 17 6 5 17 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Jeetan Patel
O9.2
M0
R25
W3
Eco2.67
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Daniel Vettori
O10
M0
R57
W3
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Dhaniram, who retired hurt, doesn't bother to come back out to bat and that completes proceedings at St Lucia, with a comprehensive victory for New Zealand. They are certainly looking like strong contenders at this early stage of the competition. Canada's performances in the group just got better, however, and they did very well today, giving the Kiwis some decent practice. Davison was at his brilliant best, too, with some entertainment early on.

Thanks ever so much for joining us today, hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have. Do come back tomorrow when India take on Sri Lanka in a must-win game for them, while West Indies play Ireland in what promises to be another interesting match.

49.2
W
Patel to Osinde, OUT, another bowled, that one clattering into the off stick, the No 11 driving with a straight bat and missed that one completely

H Osinde b Patel 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.1
W
Patel to Sandher, OUT, well bowled and Patel has to hold both hands up in appeal to confirm the wicket. Full delivery and Sandher swooshes at that one, misses, and the ball just clips the off stick on the way through to the keeper

KT Sandher b Patel 2 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

END OF OVER:
49 | 4 Runs | CAN: 249/7 (115 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.08, RRR: 115.00)

  • Kevin Sandher2 (5b)
  • Anderson Cummins9 (8b)
  • Michael Mason8-0-60-1
  • Jeetan Patel9-0-25-1

Speaking of pick, Canada's coach Andy Pick will be pleased with his side's efforts in this, his last match

48.6
1
Mason to Sandher, 1 run, high full toss, at an awkward height and coming straight to the batsman, who does well to pick that one out to square
48.5
0
Mason to Sandher, no run, on a good length, on off, and that's defended back to the bowler who mock-shies it back to the keeper, but doesn't release
48.4
1
Mason to Cummins, 1 run, driven on the up off the back foot to mid-off and that's just the single
48.3
0
Mason to Cummins, no run, wide down off and dying - Cummins gives a headrush of a game swoosh at that one, but connects only with air

Canada 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st76JM DavisonGEF Barnett
2nd34A BagaiGEF Barnett
3rd78IS BillcliffA Bagai
4th13IS BillcliffAM Samad
5th5AA MullaAM Samad
6th1S DhaniramAM Samad
7th19S DhaniramU Bhatti
7th19AC CumminsU Bhatti
8th4AC CumminsKT Sandher
9th0AC CumminsH Osinde