• It was the 1630th One-Day International in cricket history.

  • It was India's 446th and Kenya's 34th match in One-Day Internationals.

  • It was the 23rd match on Kenyan soil and 18th on this ground.

  • It was the seventh match between these two sides. India has won six, while Kenya has won one.

  • Umpires Steve Bucknor and David Orchard officiated in their 56th and 76th match respectively.

  • Vijay Dahiya, Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh made their ODI debut. Now a total of 134 players have represented India in ODIs.

  • It was only the ninth occasion when India fielded three debutants in a match (excluding its first ever ODI in which all eleven made their debut). The last such occasion was in December 1989 when Sachin Tendulkar,Vivek Razdan and Salil Ankola made their debut against Pakistan at Gujranwala on 18-12-1989

  • Yuvraj's father Yograj has also played international cricket for Indiaone Test and six one-dayers. They provided the first instance of father-son combination representing India in ODIs.

  • At 18 years 296 days Yuvraj became the sixth youngest debutant for India after Sachin Tendulkar (16 yrs 238 days), Maninder Singh (17 yrs 222 days), Harbhajan Singh (17 yrs 288 days), Laxmi Ratan Shukla (17 yrs 320 days) and Chetan Sharma (17 yrs 228 days).

  • Zaheer Khan became only the fourth left arm pace bowler after Eknath Solkar, Karsan Ghavri and Rashid Patel to play for India in One-Day Internationals. It must be kept in view that Solkar was only an occasional bowler and he also bowled slow left armers.

  • Vijay Dahiya became the 14th specialist to don gloves for India in ODIs. He also became the third keeper to take two catches in his debut match after Sadanand Viswanath and Nayan Mongia.

  • Sachin Tendulkar played his 250th match. He became the second Indian and eighth player overall to do so.

  • Zaheer Khan became the ninth Indian to capture three wickets in debut match. The details:

    3-21  Noel David           v West Indies    Port-of-Spain   27-04-1997
    3-30  Subroto Banerjee     v West Indies    Perth           06-12-1991
    3-32  Dilip Doshi          v Australia      Melbourne       06-12-1980
    3-34  Bhupinder Singh      v UAE            Sharjah         13-04-1994
    3-36  B.S.Chandrasekhar    v New Zealand    Auckland        22-02-1976
    3-44  Harvinder Singh      v Pakistan       Toronto         13-09-1997
    3-45  Atul Wassan          v New Zealand    Dunedin         01-03-1990
    3-48  Zaheer Khan          v Kenya          Nairobi         03-10-2000
    3-60  Chetan Sharma        v West Indies    Jamshedpur      07-12-1983

  • Ganguly's two catches equal the best performance by an Indian fieldsman in a match against Kenya. Anil Kumble (at Gwalior on 28-05-1998) and Hrishikesh Kanitkar (at Calcutta on 31-05-1998) also held two catches.

  • The ninth wicket patrnership of 32 runs between Martin Suji and Lemyck Onyango is Kenya's best for this wicket against India. This obliterates the previous record stand of 5 runs achieved on two occasions.

  • Anil Kumble won Man of the Match award for the sixth time in his career.