World Cup Statistical Highlights: England V Ireland

Bangalore: Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup match between England and Ireland.

  • O`Brien has set a record for the quickest hundred in the World Cup, eclipsing the 66-ball by Matthew Hayden for Australia against South Africa at Basseerre on March 24, 2007.
  • The aforesaid hundred is the fastest by any player against England in ODIs. His hundred off 50 balls is the sixth quickest in the history of ODIs.
  • Shahid Afridi has recorded two hundreds out of the top four - 37 balls against Sri Lanka at Nairobi on October 4, 1996 and 45 balls against India at Kanpur on April 15, 2005. Mark Boucher`s 44-ball hundred against Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom on September 20, 2006 is the second fastest, followed by 45 balls by Brian Lara against Bangladesh at Dhaka on October 9, 1999 and 48 balls by Sanath Jayasuriya against Pakistan at Singapore on April 2, 1996.
  • Ireland (329 for seven), with their first triumph over England in ODIs/World Cup, have recorded the highest successful chase in the World Cup, surpassing the 313 for seven by Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe at New Plymouth on February 23, 1992.
  • Ireland`s aforesaid total is the second best by a team batting second in the World Cup, behind England`s 338 for eight against India at Bangalore on February 27, 2011.
  • Ireland`s total is their highest in the World Cup, eclipsing the 243 for seven against Bangladesh at Bridgetown on April 15, 2007.
  • Actually, Ireland`s aforesaid total is their highest in ODIs, eclipsing the 325 for eight against Canada at Toronto on September 7, 2010.
  • Kevin O`Brien and Alex Cussack have recorded a 162-run stand - a record for the sixth wicket in the World Cup, eclipsing the 161 between Maurice Odumbe and Alpesh Vadher for Kenya against Sri Lanka at Southampton on May 30, 1999.
  • The aforesaid partnership is Ireland`s highest for the sixth wicket in ODIs, eclipsing the 76 between Mooney and Paul Stirling against Kenya at Dublin on July 12, 2009.
  • The 162-run partnership is the first century stand for Ireland for any wicket in the World Cup.
  • Kevin O`Brien (113 off 63) is the second batsman from Ireland to register a World Cup century - the first was Jeremy Bray - 115 not out against Zimbabwe at Kingston on March 15, 2007.
  • Kevin O`Brien is the first batsman to hit six sixes in an innings in the 2011 edition of the World Cup.
  • Kevin O`Brien has taken his runs` tally to 320 at an average of 35.55 in ten matches - the highest for Ireland.
  • Kevin O`Brien has set a record for the highest run-aggregate in ODIs for Ireland, amassing 1486 (ave.36.24) in 54 matches, including two hundreds and seven fifties.
  • Kevin O`Brien has received his first Man of the Match award against a Test-playing country - his fourth overall in ODIs.


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