New Zealand managed to reverse the fortunes in the same venue in which they lost heavily to India in their last warm-up game (Lost by 117 runs).
Steve Tikolo and Thomas Odoyo remain the only Kenyan cricketers to have played in all the World cups since the 1996 edition.
Jimmy Kamande, Kenya’s skipper in this tournament appeared in just his sixth World cup match, though he made his World cup debut in 1999.
The first three matches of the World cup has now witnessed first time World cup skippers for their respective teams:
a. India – MS Dhoni
b. Bangladesh – Shakib Ul Hasan
c. New Zealand – Daniel Vettori
d. Kenya – Jimmy Kamande
e. Canada – Ashish Bagai
f. Sri Lanka – Kumar Sangakkara
Kenya (69) is the fifth lowest team total in a completed innings in a world cup match.
Kenya’s 10 wicket defeat by an opposition team is the second instance in World cups. South Africa won by ten wickets against them in the 2003 edition.
Kenya continued the tradition of brothers appearing in the team in a world cup match - NN Odhiambo and SO Ngoche, both failing to score in the match and both were dismissed one after the other by Tim Southee.
Bennett, Oram and Southee claimed all 10 Kenyan wickets in just 13.5 overs between them.
Hamish Bennett claimed 4 wickets in his first ever world cup match. He has now claimed 18 wickets in 9 matches.
Tim Southee (3-13), also playing in his first World cup matches has now claimed 55 wickets in 44 matches. One fifth of his victims were dismissed bowled (11 / 55).
James Franklin (72 wickets in 84 one dayers) didn’t bowl a single over in the 23.5 overs New Zealand bowled and was slotted to bat in the middle order.
Stats Complied by Sharath Murali