World Cup Day 2 Summary: World Record, 3 Centuries, 300+ Totals, 2 Expected Wins & Strong Zimbabwe

While Day 1 saw the contest between Ashes and World Cup rivals, Day 2 saw the contest between Africans and the match between most talked about rivals of Cricket. Teams batting first continued scoring 300 and more runs, 3 more centurions were added as two world records were created. In between two results, the losing Zimbabwe showed they are strong enough to contest the quarter final spot from their Group. Check the Day 2 statistics full of World records, World Cup records and other milestones.

2015 World Cup: Complete Fixture in Indian Time

Day 2 Statistics
ODI World Records

    With 22 ODI centuries in 143 innings Virat Kohli broke the record of fastest to reach the numbers. Tendulkar had reached the numbers in 206 innings.
    256 run unbeaten stand between Duminy and David Miller is the new world record for the 5th wicket. It is the third biggest partnership in World Cup for any wicket.

World Cup Records

    5/55 by Sohail Khan makes him 1st Pakistani and 9th overall to take such a haul on World Cup debut.
    Sohail Khan is the 7th Pakistani bowler to take 5-wicket haul in World Cup.
    2nd instance of Pakistan conceding 300 or more runs in World Cup.
    3 maidens by Ashwin is the 5th instance for an Indian bowler, after 1979. Venkataraghavan and Bedi achieved the feat twice.
    India lead Pakistan 6-0 in World Cup. This is the 2nd best in team rivalry now at World Cup after Pakistan’s 7-0 vs Sri Lanka.

7 maidens bowled

    3 Maiden overs by Zimbabwe (2 by Panyangara, 1 by Chatara)
    1 Maiden by Morne Morkel for South Africa.
    3 maidens bowled by Ashwin for India.

Other Statistics

    Virat Kohli, David Miller scored century on World Cup debut.
    Duminy scored a century.
    Kohli’s century was the 2nd in an India-Pak match at World Cup after Saeed Anwar’s 101 runs.

100+ Partnerships

    256* runs 5th Duminy and David Miller (SA vs Zim)
    129 2nd Dhawan, Kohli (Ind vs Pak)
    110 3rd Kohli, Raina (Ind vs Pak)
    105 2nd Chibhabha, Masakadza (Zim vs SA)


    80 Masakadza
    76 Misbah
    74 Raina
    64 Chibhabha
    73 Dhawan

Most Economic Bowlers

    3.60 3/36 Imran Tahir (SA)
    3.75 2/30 Philander (SA)
    3.88 4/35 Shami (Ind)
    3.88 2/35 Mohit Sharma (Ind)
    4.25 1/34 Kamungozi (Zim)

Most Expensive Bowlers

    1/73 Panyangara (Zim vs SA)
    1/71 Chatara (Zim vs SA)
    1/64 Steyn (9 overs) (SA vs Zim)
    0/61 (6 overs) Mire (Zim vs SA)
    0/60 Yasir Shah (8 overs) Pak vs Ind

Most Successful Bowlers

    5/55 Sohail Khan (Pak vs Ind)
    4/35 Mohammed Shami (Ind vs Pak)
    3/36 Imran Tahir (SA vs Zim)

Summary of matches
The first match of the day saw South Africa and Zimbabwe“>Zimbabwe meet for the third time in World Cup. South Africa repeated the 1992 feat as they won the match, but not before they got the scare of 1999 when Zimbabwe defeated them. Chibhabha, Masakadza and Brendon Taylor got them very close as they lost only 62 runs chasing 340.

In the second match, confident India gave no chance to Pakistan as they first piled up 300 runs, the highest score in India-Pakistan rivalry at World Cup and then the bowlers gave not much chance to Pakistani batsmen who succumbed to 76 runs loss.

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