March 16th 2007: Quiztion of the Day-4 :
Jeremy Bray's masterly knock of 115 not out in the thrilling tie match between Ireland and Zimbabwe has not only earned him a Man of the Match award but also put him in the company of ten other batsmen who have all hit a century in their first ever outing in a World Cup Match.
Others who have achieved this feat are Glen Turner & Scott Styris of New Zealand, Dennis Amiss & Alan Lamb of England, Andy Flower & Craig Wishart of Zimbabwe, Trevor Chappell, Geoff Marsh & Andrew Symonds of Australia, Gary Kristen of South Africa.
Jeremy Bray also achieved another distinction of carrying his bat through a completed ODI innings . He thus joins nine other cricketers who have all stayed at the wicket after opening the batting for their respective sides and batting through the alloted overs quota. Sunil Gavaskar of India with his forgetable 36* and Glen Turner with his WC debut 171* are the only batsmen who batted 60 overs while batting through an ODI innings. Gary Kirsten of South Africa, Andy Flower, Neil Johnson & Craig Wishart of Zimbabwe, Rameez Raza of Pakistan, Geoff Marsh of Australia and Marvin Atapattu of Sri Lanka are the other opening batsmen who have batted through an ODI innings' complete quota of alloted overs.
However, there is only one batsman in the history of World Cup who has achieved this distinction in its truest sense by carrying his bat through a completed innings in which all ten wickets of his side fell.
Shown below is the picture of this enigmatic batsman. Identify the batsman along with the details of, for which country, against whom and in which World Cup did he record this remarkable feat of carrying his bat through an all out innings of a World Cup match?
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