ICC World Cup 2015- New Zealand vs England: Stats and Facts

Editor Sportzwiki / 20 February 2015

18- The number of balls took by Brendon McCullum to score his fifty. The fastest in the history of World Cup and the third fastest overall.

7- The number of wickets taken by Tim Southee, the most by any New Zealander in ODIs. His 7-33 is the best bowling figures for a New Zealand bowler.

6.4- Number of overs in which New Zealand got to 100 runs, the fastest by any team in ODIs.

308- Brendon McCullum’s strike rate during his 77 off 25, the second-highest strike rate for a 50-plus innings in ODIs.

12.4 overs- The number of overs New Zealand took to chase their target. The second least in ODIs.

226- Number of balls remaining when New Zealand chased down England’s target. The heaviest loss in terms of balls remaining.

49- Number of runs given by Steven Finn in 2.5 overs. Steven Finn missed the fastest 50 to be conceded by a bowler.

116- New Zealand’s score after 10 overs. The second highest by any team after 10-over mark in WC matches. Best: 119 WI vs Canada in 2003.

New Zealand’s 5th consecutive win against England in World Cup matches. The Kiwis haven’t lost to them since 1983.

England are yet to beat New Zealand in a WC match when John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown & David Cameron are British PMs. The last time England beat New Zealand in a WC match in 1983, Margaret Thatcher was the British prime minister!

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