Saturday, 24 March 2012

Interesting Match Facts

  • With their 42-run win in the fourth ODI, West Indies are on the verge of winning their first ODI series against Australia (bilateral series) in 17 years. Their last series win was in 1995 at home when they won 4-1. In the 1999 series, they drew 3-3 with one tie in Guyana.
  • The century is Kieron Pollard's second in ODIs after his 119 against India in December. He now has 1255 runs at an average of 26.14 with two hundreds and four fifties.
  • Pollard scored 102 off just 70 balls to push West Indies to 294. His strike rate of 145.71 is the highest strike rate for a 100-plus score by a West Indian batsman against Australia and the fourth-highest overall for such a score by a West Indian.
  • Pollard, who hit eight sixes during his knock, is now level third on the list of West Indian batsmen with the most sixes in an ODI innings. Pollard also holds the second position too with 10 sixes in Chennai against India. The eight sixes is also a record in an ODI innings against Australia.
  • West Indies scored 134 runs in the last 11 overs of the innings. This is the second-highest aggregate for them in the last 11-over period since 2005. The highest for them is 141 against Pakistan in Adelaide in 2005 when Brian Lara made 156.
  • The 19 sixes hit in the match is a record for the most number of sixes hit in a West Indies-Australia ODI.
  • West Indies' score of 294 is their third-highest overall and their second-highest first-innings total against Australia. They have lost on only one occasion after scoring over 280 in their first innings.
  • Sunil Narine's economy rate of 2.10 is the best for West Indies against Australia since Mervyn Dillon's spell of 4 for 20 in ten overs in 1999 (ten-plus over spells).
  • Brett Lee made his highest ODI score. Lee hit five sixes during his knock and took 24 runs off Kemar Roach's ninth over.

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