–> This was the 400th match of World Cup history.
–> The lowest target defended in a WC final or any WC knockout game is 184- India (183) v WI (140) in the finals of the 1983 World Cup.
–> As many as four Kiwi batsmen were dismissed for a duck, the second hisgest in a World Cup Final. England had 5 ducks in the finals of 1979 World Cup Finals and in the same match, West Indies had 3.
–> Brad Haddin (37 years and 157 days) is oldest Australian to play World Cup Final. Previous oldest was Glenn McGrath (37 years and 78 days) in 2007.
–> Grant Elliot is first South Africa born player to score 50 in WC Final.
–> Just the second time in Grant Elliott’s ODI career, he’s made two consecutive fifties.
–> Grant Elliott is second South Africa born player to play World Cup Final. First was Allan Lamb in the 1987 Finals for England against Australia at the MCG.
–> 31-1 is New Zealand’s lowest mandatory Power Play score in this World Cup.
–> 15-3 is New Zealand’s lowest batting Power Play score in this World Cup.
–> Brendon McCullum is the first captain ever score DUCK in World Cup Final.
–> Steven Smith became the first batsman in World Cup history make five consecutive 50+ scores (95, 72, 65, 105, 56*).
–> The home team wins the World Cup final in consecutive World Cups- India at Wankhede in 2011 and Australia at MCG in 2015.
–> Darren Lehmann became the first person ever to win World Cups as coach and as player.