West Indian opening batsman Chris Gayle became the first batsman in the history of ICC Champions Trophy to go past 700 runs. He was the top scorer for West Indies with 39 runs on Friday when they beat Pakistan by two wickets in their opening encounter at Kennington Oval in London. Here are few other statistical highs from the the clash.
# West Indies, with their thrilling two-wicket win, have equalled their narrowest victory margin in terms of wickets in the ICC Champions Trophy. They had defeated England by two wickets at The Oval on September 25, 2004.
# West Indies have won three and lost one out of four played against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy - winning % 75.00.
# Pakistan (170) have recorded their third lowest completed innings total in the ICC Champions Trophy - the two lowest being 89 vs South Africa at Mohali on October 27, 2006 and 131 vs West Indies at Rose Bowl, Southampton on September 22, 2004.
# Dwayne Bravo is the third West Indian fielder after Darren Sammy (vs Bangladesh at Southampton on September 15, 2004) and Brian Lara (vs England at The Oval on September 25, 2004) to take three catches in a match in the ICC Champions Trophy
# Nasir Jamshed (50 off 93 balls) has posted his first fifty on debut in the ICC Champions Trophy - his first fifty in his maiden appearance vs West Indies in ODIs.
# Jamshed has registered three hundreds and seven fifties in ODIs.
# Jamshed's strike rate of 53.76 is the third worst in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy, next only to the 45.13 by Marvan Atapattu (51 off 113 balls vs Australia at Colombo, RPS on September 27, 2002) and 50.00 by Shivnarine Chanderpaul (52 not out off 104 balls vs Bangladesh at Jaipur on October 11, 2006). (minimum qualification: 50)
# Kemar Roach (3/28) has produced his best bowling performance in the ICC Champions Trophy, outstripping the two for 73 against Australia at Johannesburg on September 26, 2009.
# Roach's aforesaid figures are his best against Pakistan in ODIs, eclipsing the two for 67 at Bridgetown on May 2, 2011.
# Roach has bowled four maiden overs, equalling a record in the ICC Champions Trophy. Muttiah Muralitharan, Pedro Collins, Mervyn Dillon and Iftikhar Anjum were the first four bowlers to bowl four maiden overs in an innings.
# Roach's economy rate of 2.80 is his best when he has bowled ten overs in an ODI.
# Roach's first MOM award against Pakistan is his third in ODIs.
# Sunil Narine has completed his 50 wickets (ave.21.06) in 29 ODIs.
# Narine (3/34) has produced his best bowling performance in ODIs in England, eclipsing the 1 for 47 vs England at Southampton on June 16, 2012.
# Asad Shafiq has recorded his second duck against the West Indies - his fourth in ODIs.
# Misbah-ul-Haq enjoys an excellent record against the West Indies in ODIs - his aggregate being 424 (ave.84.80) in eleven matches, including five fifties.
# Misbah-ul-Haq is the first Pakistani batsman to manage 400 runs in ODIs in 2013 - 471 at an average of 58.87, including four fifties, in eleven matches. Only Ian Bell has managed more runs in ODIs this year than Haq - 491 (ave.49.10) in eleven matches.
# Misbah-ul-Haq's 96 not out off 127 balls is his ninth fifty as captain - his 24th in ODIs.
# Misbah-ul-Haq's above innings is the highest by a Pakistani captain in a losing cause in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Misbah-ul-Haq's unbeaten 96 is his career-best in ODIs, obliterating the 93 not out against New Zealand at Napier on February 1, 2011.
# The aforesaid innings is the highest individual score by a Pakistani batsman against the West Indies in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Haq has scored 56.47% of runs in Pakistan's innings - the second highest by a Pakistani in ODIs, next only to Saeed Anwar's 59.32 (194 out of 327 for five against India at Chennai on May 21, 1997.
# Jamshed and Misbah were involved in a fourth-wicket stand of 90 - Pakistan's highest for any wicket against the West Indies in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Pakistan's aforesaid stand is their second highest fourth-wicket
partnership in the ICC Champions Trophy, next only to the 206 between Mohammad Yousuf and Shoaib Malik against India at Centurion on September 26, 2009.
# Shoaib Malik's 13th duck in ODIs is his second against the West Indies - his third in twelve innings in the ICC Champions Trophy.
# Malik's performance in ODIs since October 2009 is mediocre, aggregating
429 in 30 matches at an average of 18.65, without a fifty. His tally includes three ducks.
# For the sixth time, nine Pakistani batsmen or more have failed to reach double figures in an ODI. In their total of 43 against West Indies at Cape Town on February 25, 1993, ten Pakistani batsmen had failed to reach double figures.
# Darren Bravo has recorded his sixth duck in ODIs - his second against Pakistan.
# Chris Gayle is the first batsman to manage 700 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy - 734 (ave.56.46) in 15 matches, including three hundreds and a fifty.
# Gayle and Marlon Samuels were associated in a stand of 63 - West Indies' highest against Pakistan for the third wicket in the ICC Champions Trophy, eclipsing the 56 (unbroken) between Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan at Southampton on September 22, 2004.
# Samuels (30) has posted his highest score in the ICC Champions Trophy, eclipsing the 19 against Sri Lanka at Nairobi (Gym.) on October 4, 2000.
# Mohammad Irfan (3/32) has produced his best bowling performance in England in ODIs. In the first two ODIs of his career against England in England in September 2010, he had failed to take a single wicket and was dropped.
# Kieron Pollard (30 off 58 balls) has registered strike rate of 51.72 - the lowest when he has scored atleast 25 in an innings in ODIs.
# Pollard's aforesaid innings is his highest score against Pakistan in ODIs.
# Kamran Akmal became the fourth wicketkeeper after Kumar Sangakkara, Adam Gilchrist and Tim Payne to effect five dismissals in an innings in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Story first published on: Friday, 07 June 2013 23:56 IST