NZ break records in win over Canada
Kiwi opener Lou Vincent finds form with a splendid century in New Zealand's 114-run victory over Canada.cricket Updated: Mar 23, 2007 03:34 IST
Kiwi opener Lou Vincent finds form with a splendid century in New Zealand's 114-run victory over Canada.
Opener Lou Vincent found form with a century and Brendon McCullum hit the third-fastest World Cup fifty in New Zealand's 114-run win over Canada in their final Group C game on Thursday.
Vincent put two successive ducks behind him by smashing 101 and McCullum hammered a half-century in just 20 balls to help New Zealand to 363 for five, which was their second highest one-day score and biggest total in World Cups.
Canada got off to a flier in their chase with captain John Davison nearly emulating McCullum with a 23-ball fifty, the joint-third quickest in a World Cup but they ran out of steam to finish on 249 all out with four balls left.
New Zealand had already qualified for the Super Eights and Canada had been eliminated. Kenya play England on Saturday to decide who follows New Zealand into the next stage.
New Zealand: Lou Vincent, Stephen Fleming (capt), Peter Fulton, Scott Styris, Craig McMillan, Jacob Oram, Brendon McCullum (wk), Daniel Vettori, Jeetan Patel, Daryl Tuffey, Michael Mason.
Canada: Geoff Barnett, John Davison (capt), Ashish Bagai (wk), Ian Billcliff, Abdool Samad, Ashif Mulla, Sunil Dhaniram, Umar Bhatti, Anderson Cummins, Henry Osinde, Kevin Sandher.