2011 World Cup in numbers

High Scores: Dashing Indian opener Virender Sehwag's 140-ball 175 against Bangladesh was the highest individual score by a batsman in the 2011 World Cup. Andrew Strauss's magnificent 158 against India; Tillakaratne Dilshan's 144 against Zimbabwe; AB de Villiers's 134 vs Netherlands and Upul Tharanga's 133 against Zimbabwe round off the top-five list.more after the break...


Most runs conceded in an innings: James Anderson had a lacklustre World Cup but the lowest point came when he had figures of 1-91 against India. The other bowlers to figure in this dubious list are: Harvir Baidwan (3-84 vs NZ), Ryan ten Doeschate (1-77 vs WI), B Westdijk (0-76 vs SA), Trent Johnston (1-76 vs SA), E Otieno (0-75 vs Australia), Abdur Razzak (0-74 vs India), B Loots (0-74 vs England), P Seelaar (0-74 vs SA), Boyd Rankin (1-74 vs Netherlands).


Most Runs: Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan, who scored 500 runs, including two centuries and two half-centuries, at an average of 62.50 and strike rate of 90.74 finished as the top run-scorer in the 2011 World Cup. He is followed by Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar (482 runs), Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara (465 runs), Jonathan Trott (422 runs), Upul Tharanga (395 runs), Gautam Gambhir (393 runs), Virender Sehwag (380 runs), Yuvraj Singh (362 runs), AB de Villiers (353 runs) and Andrew Strauss (334 runs).


Highest Totals: India's mammoth 370 for 4 in the first match of the 2011 World Cup against Bangladesh at Dhaka was the highest total in the tournament closely followed by New Zealand's 358-6 against Canada in Mumbai. The other three in the top-five highest totals are: South Africa 351-5 vs Netherlands, India 338 against England and England 338-8 against India.


Most catches: Mahela Jayawardene (8); Jacques Kallis, Robin Peterson, Kieron Pollard and Tillakaratne Dilshan (6 each).




Best bowling figures in an innings: Kemar Roach's 6-27 and Lasith Malinga's 6-38 against Netherlands and Kenya respectively; and Shahid Afridi's (5-16 vs Kenya and 5-23 vs Canada) are joined by Yuvraj Singh's 5-31 vs Ireland, Wahab Riaz's 5-46 vs India, Tim Bresnan's 5-48 vs India, Dale Steyn's 5-50 vs India and Ravi Rampaul's 5-51 vs India feature in this category.


Most dismissals by a wicket-keeper: Kumar Sangakkara - 14 dismissals (10 catches + 4 stumpings), Brad Haddin - 13 dismissals (all catches), Kamran Akmal - 12 dismissals (8 catches + 4 stumpings), Matt Prior, DC Thomas and MS Dhoni - 10 dismissals each (all three took 7 catches and effected 3 stumpings).



Highest partnerships by runs: The top 10 in this category are: Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan (282 vs Zimbabwe and 231* vs England), Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers (221 vs Netherlands), Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli (203 vs Bangladesh), Shane Watson and Brad Haddin (183 vs Canada), Tatenda Taibu and Craig Ervine (181 vs Canada), Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene (179 vs Canada), William Porterfield and PR Stirling (177 vs Netherlands), Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell (170 vs India) and Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell (167 vs Ireland).

Most Wickets: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (21 wickets at an average of 12.85 and economy rate of 3.62) and Zaheer Khan (21 wickets at an average of 18.76 and economy rate of 4.83) were the jont highest wicket-takers in the 2011 World Cup. New Zealand's Tim Southee with 18 wickets comes in at third place, and he is followed by Robin Peterson, Muttiah Muralitharan and Yuvraj Singh, who all took 15 wickets each. Imran Tahir and Umar Gul took 14 wickets each, while Kemar Roach, Brett Lee, Lasith Malinga and Harvir Baidwan all took 13 wickets each.


Most Fifties (and over): Yuvraj Singh (1 century and 4 half-centuries) and Jonathan Trott (five half-centuries) both had five scores of 50+ in the tournament. Sachin Tendulkar and Tillakaratne Dilshan, who both scored two centuries and two half-centuries each, were joined by Kumar Sangakkara (1 century and 3 half-centuries) and Gautam Gambhir as well as Brad Haddin, who both scored four 50s each, in this category.







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