ICC World Cup 2015: Statistical Analysis of Play on 01 March, 2015

Shashi / 01 March 2015

There were two matches being played today. The first one was played between Sri Lanka and England at Wellington where Sri Lanka won the match comfortably by a margin of 9 wickets. In the second game, Pakistan sealed their first victory of this World Cup and they defeated Zimbabwe by a margin of 20 runs. To dig deep into this eventful day of the World Cup, here is the statistical analysis of the day.

Total Runs Scored in the Day: 1071

Total Number of Wickets fell in the day: 24

Total Number of Fours Hit: 98

Total Number of Sixes Being Hit: 13

Number of Centuries scored: 3

Let us now go through some statistical facts in acute details from both the games:

1) Umar Akmal took 5 catches in the game. This is the most by a wicket keeper in this tournament.

2) It was the second time today in the history of ODI cricket that a team has chased down 300+ score by losing a single wicket. It happened in the first match of the day today where Sri Lanka chased 309 runs by losing just a single wicket. Such a feat was achieved by India against Australia at Jaipur in 2013.

3) Sri Lanka had a poor record in chasing 300 plus scores. They managed to win in 7 occasions but have lost in 48 occasions. However, against England, they have a healthy record of 2-1 in favour of them.

4) In Pool A, the average opening partnership stands to be 48.95 with 5 century stands being posed so far. While on the other hand, in Pool B, it only happens to be 21.28.

5) There have been 5 century stands for the opening wicket so far. Two each have been made by New Zealand and Sri Lanka while one has been made by England.

6) The last time when Sri Lanka played England in a World Cup game, they won by 10 wickets with their opening partnership stood to be 231*.

7) Wahab Riaz scored a brilliant knock of 54 runs today. This happens to be the second highest by a number 8 Pakistani batsman. Abdul Razzaq scored 62 runs batting at number 8.

8) Misbah-ul-Haq becomes the sole batsman to have completed 40 ODI fifties without scoring a ton.

9) Afridi has got 30 international ducks after his name but surprisingly today’s one was his first duck in the World Cup tournament.

10) Pakistan managed to score just 14 runs in their first 10 overs. This happens to be their second lowest in ODIs since 2001.

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