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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. 

Innings Comparison:

ICC World Cup 2015: Match 1, NZ v SL Pictorial Analysis- Hosts off to a dream start 1

Run-Rate Comparison:

ICC World Cup 2015: Match 1, NZ v SL Pictorial Analysis- Hosts off to a dream start 2Partnerships: Building blocks for a stiff innings

New Zealand:

ICC World Cup 2015: Match 1, NZ v SL Pictorial Analysis- Hosts off to a dream start 3Sri Lanka:

ICC World Cup 2015: Match 1, NZ v SL Pictorial Analysis- Hosts off to a dream start 4

Corey Anderson: A typical innings by Coza

ICC World Cup 2015: Match 1, NZ v SL Pictorial Analysis- Hosts off to a dream start 5

Brendon McCullum: He set the tone for a big score with his swashbuckling innings

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Lahiru Thirimanne: The lone warrior in Sri Lanka’s unsuccesful pursuit of 332 runs

ICC World Cup 2015: Match 1, NZ v SL Pictorial Analysis- Hosts off to a dream start 7

Tim Southee: Once again Sri Lanka batsmen were found wanting against his swing bowling. His final figures read: 10-1-43-2

ICC World Cup 2015: Match 1, NZ v SL Pictorial Analysis- Hosts off to a dream start 8

Daniel Vettori: The most economical among all the bowlers in this match. He returned with the figures of 10-0-34-2

ICC World Cup 2015: Match 1, NZ v SL Pictorial Analysis- Hosts off to a dream start 9

Rangana Herath: New Zealand found him pretty hard to play today. His bowling figures read: 9-0-37-1

ICC World Cup 2015: Match 1, NZ v SL Pictorial Analysis- Hosts off to a dream start 10

Stats Credits: espncricinfo

 

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