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Australia score record win over Namibia

28/02/2003 05:30:52 AM Comments (0)

Re-write the record books.

Australia beat Namibia by an unprecedented 256 runs in a horribly lopsided World Cup match at North West Stadium as a host of records - both good and bad - tumbled at a furious rate:

* Australia matched the West Indies' benchmark for consecutive one-day wins.

* The winning margin was the largest runs difference in limited overs history.

* McGrath's 7-15 was the best return in a World Cup, the second best in a one-day game and he passed Shane Warne as Australia's leading World Cup wicket-taker.

* Adam Gilchrist's six catches were the most by a wicketkeeper in a World Cup contest, and matched the all-time standard he already shared with Ridley Jacobs and Alec Stewart.

* Darren Lehmann took the most runs (28) from a World Cup over.

* Rudi van Vuuren finished with the most expensive wicketless figures in a one-dayer (0-92 from 10 overs).

Namibia, with a top score of 15 sundries, made 45 from 14 overs in reply to Australia's 6-301.

"I'm very happy - it was good to get a few wickets," said McGrath.

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