Sunday, February 20, 2011

World Cup 2011 : New Zealand vs Kenya

In Ist of the glaringly one sided matches, expected in this tournament, the Kiwis thrashed minnows Kenya by 10 wickets at the Chepauk Stadium, Chennai.
Winning the toss & deciding to bat first, Kenya could not even sustain half of their quota of 50 overs, as they collapsed in a heap for just 69 runs in 23.5 overs. Southee, Bennett & Oram simply steamrolled over the batsmen, & it was all over in less than two hours.
In reply the New Zealand openers, McCullum & Guptill were in no mood to show any mercy & the paltry target was completed in 8 overs.....
In probably their quickest World Cup victories, the match was over in less than 3 hours.

Man of the match : HK Bennett for his 4 wickets in 5 overs for 16 runs.

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