Wednesday 12 September 2007 

Gillespie Grabs Record As New Zealand Canter To Win

Kenya 73 (Gillespie 4-7, Bond 2-12, Martin 2-14)
New Zealand 74-1 (Vincent 26) in Durban
New Zealand won by nine wickets

Kenya's lack of experience of Twenty20 cricket cost them dear as they were bowled out for just 73 and were soundly beaten in their opening World Cup match against New Zealand in Durban.

The top four batsmen registered ducks as they were 0 for 3 and 1 for 4 as opening bowlers Shane Bond (4-1-2-12) and Mark Gillespie (2.5-0-7-4) ran riot. Gillespie returned the best bowling analysis in a Twenty20 International with an opening spell that was too good for the Kenyans.

Collins Obuya and Thomas Odoyo consolidated, a word rarely associated with a Twenty20 innings, hitting 18 apiece before Chris Martin (4-0-18-2) and Dan Vettori (4-1-14-2) stepped in to hasten the end of the innings.

16.5 overs was all it took for New Zealand to bowl the Africans out in the Group D encounter.

74 proved no sort of challenge for the Kiwis, Lou Vincent hitting 26 from 19 balls before he was the only man to be dismissed.

© Cricket World 2007

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