21 February 2015
New Zealand v England: In Numbers
Brendon McCullum and Tim Southee led the way for New Zealand in a record breaking display in front of an adoring crowd in Wellington yesterday
Given below is a recap in numbers:
- England scored 19 runs less than Scotland did 3 days ago v New Zealand
- Brendon McCullum s/r 308.00 - 2nd highest of any ODI batsmen with 50+ runs (after AB deVilliers earlier this year)
- McCullum 7 sixes - most in a World Cup chasing innings
- Fastest World Cup 50 (18 balls) - joint 3rd fastest of all time
- Steven Finn 2-0-49-0 (econ 24.50) - worst econ rate of 2+ over spell in ODI history
- Fastest ever ODI chase of 120 runs or more (in 12.2 overs)
- Tim Southee's 7-33 was the sixth best in all ODIs and the third best at a World Cup behind Andy Bichel and Glenn McGrath.
- The last seven English wickets fell for 19 runs.
- Paceman Steven Finn conceded 49 off his two overs. His last four balls were thrashed for six over the off side by McCullum.
- The last time England beat New Zealand in a World Cup was in 1983.
- England’s total of 123 was its second lowest batting first in World Cups.
- New Zealand won with 226 balls to spare, equally England’s biggest defeat in ODIs.
- More than 96 per cent of McCullum’s runs came in boundaries.
- New Zealand had scored 116 after 10 overs, the second highest by any team at that point in a World Cup match. The best was West Indies 119 against Canada in 2003.
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