ICC World Cup 2015: Match 1, NZ v SL Pictorial Analysis- Hosts off to a dream start
Hosts New Zealand got off to a great start in their opening match of the ICC World Cup 2015 as they thrashed off color Sri Lanka by 99 runs at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. Skipper Brendon McCullum and all-rounder Corey Anderson lead New Zealand’s batting charge as their brilliant innings of 65 and 75 respectively propelled the team’s total to 331.
In reply, Tim Southee and Daniel Vettori made it hard for Sri Lanka to score and with good support from Adam Milne and Trent Boult from the other end, Sri Lanka stumbled to a score of 233. All four of them took two wickets apiece.
Here I bring you a special pictorial analysis by stats of this game.
Partnerships: Building blocks for a stiff innings
Corey Anderson: A typical innings by Coza
Brendon McCullum: He set the tone for a big score with his swashbuckling innings
Lahiru Thirimanne: The lone warrior in Sri Lanka’s unsuccesful pursuit of 332 runs
Tim Southee: Once again Sri Lanka batsmen were found wanting against his swing bowling. His final figures read: 10-1-43-2
Daniel Vettori: The most economical among all the bowlers in this match. He returned with the figures of 10-0-34-2
Rangana Herath: New Zealand found him pretty hard to play today. His bowling figures read: 9-0-37-1
Stats Credits: espncricinfo
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