Sri Lanka vs Kenya 14th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Sri Lanka vs Kenya 14th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs Kenya 14th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 - ICC Cricket World Cup tournament of the 14th ODI match played between Kenya and Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in 01st March 2011.

Sri Lanka vs Kenya 14th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Highlights
Lasith Malinga took career-best 6-wicket haul including a hat-trick © ICC

Exhibition of yorker-on-demand from Lasith Malinga 6 for 38 including a hat-trick power to Sri Lanka thumping nine-wicket victory over Kenya in the one-sided game of the World Cup Group A match.

* Lasith Malinga became the only bowler to picking up two hat-tricks in World Cups. His previous one had come against South Africa in 2007. So far, six bowlers have taken a hat-trick in World Cups.

* This was also the first instance of bowlers taking hat-tricks in consecutive matches in a World Cup. The 2003 World Cup was the last edition to see two hat-tricks.

* Lasith Malinga's 6 for 38 was the tenth best bowling performance for Sri Lanka in One-day international, It is the best bowling figures by an Sri Lanka bowler against Kenya in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 4 for 18 held by Muttiah Muralitharan at Nairobi (Gym) in 1996 and the second-best bowling figures by an Sri Lankan bowler in World Cups after Chaminda Vaas' 6 for 25 against Bangladesh in 2003.

* 94 : David Obuya and Collins Obuya set up the fourth-best for Kenya for the third wicket partnership in World Cups.

* Apart from David Obuya and Collins Obuya, the rest of the batsmans failed to reach double figures and aggregated just 20 runs among them. From a decent position of 120 for 3, Kenya lost the last seven wickets for just 22 runs to be bowled out for 142.

* David Obuya's strike-rate of 48.11 and Collins Obuya's strike-rate of 52 are third and seventh on the list of lowest strike-rates for scores between 50 and 99 in World Cups. The lowest is Ishwar Maraj's 53 off 155 balls, at a strike-rate of 34.19 against South Africa in 2003.

* The 188 dot-balls in the Kenya innings is the second-highest in the 2011 World Cup, behind the 194 dots in Canada's innings against Zimbabwe.

* Sri Lanka's nine-wicket win over Kenya was achieved with 188 balls to spare. This is third on the list of victories with most balls to spare for Sri Lanka in World Cups.

Kenya scored were 102-3 to 142 for all-out in 43.4 overs with top scorer by Collins Obuya cracked a 52 off consumed 100-balls including four-fours and David Obuya struck 51 off consuming 106-balls included 3-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Lasith Malinga claims 6-38, Nuwan Kulasekara, Angelo Mathews and Muttiah Muralitharan each took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka chased 146-1 in 18.4 overs with top scorer by Upul Tharanga cracked a unbeaten 67 off 59-balls including 12-fours, Tillakaratne Dilshan hammered a quick-fire 30-ball 44-runs included 8-fours with strike rate of 146.66 and Kumar Sangakkara 27 not out.

Kenya best bowler by Elijah Otieno took one wicket for 26-runs in 4-overs.

Lasith Malinga named Player of the match for his magnificent hat-trick including claimed 6-wickets for 38-runs in 7.4 overs.