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ICC World Cup 2015: New Zealand v Australia - Facts and Figures

Alagappan V
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Brendon McCullum went berserk, yet again 

151 – Australia’s lowest ever total in a World Cup game while batting first and their second-lowest ever in the history of the tournament, only behind to 129 all out against India in the 1983 World Cup. 

5 – Trent Boult picked up 5 wickets for 27 runs in his 10 overs: his personal best figures in ODIs. It is also his first 5-wicket haul in the one-day format. His previous best was 4-44 against Sri Lanka at Dunedin last year. 

50 – Brendon McCullum now has the three fastest 50s in ODI World Cups: 18-ball 50 against England in 2015, 20-ball 50 against Canada in 2007 and 21-ball 50 against Australia today. Mark Boucher has also scored a 21-ball 50, against Netherlands in 2007.

112.90 – Brendon McCullum has the second highest strike-rate in World Cup cricket history among batsmen who have faced a minimum of 500 balls. Indian cricketing great Kapil Dev is at the top with a strike-rate of 115.14. 

45 – Australia’s partnership for the 10th wicket, between Brad Haddin and Pat Cummins. It is their highest in World Cup cricket history. 

26 – After being 80-1 at one point, Australia lost their next 8 wickets for just 26 runs. It is their worst eight-wicket collapse in the history of ODIs; the previous record was 8 for 27, against Pakistan in 2009 and against Sri Lanka in 2013. 

11.33 – Mitchell Johnson’s economy rate in the match. He conceded 68 runs in his 6 overs. It is easily his worst economy rate ever in an ODI for a minimum of 18 balls bowled. 

15 – Number of runs scored in the first over of the match, which is the joint-highest in a World Cup encounter since 1999. Australia also scored 15 runs in the first over of the 2003 World Cup final against India. 

6 – Mitchell Starc finished the match with figures of 6/28 in his 9 overs. It is his personal best, as well. Remarkably, it is his 5th 5-wicket haul and he has only played 35 ODIs so far.  


1 – This is the 6th one-wicket win in World Cup cricket history. Here is the list of first 5: West Indies v Pakistan in 1975, Pakistan v West Indies in 1987, South Africa v Sri Lanka in 2007, England v West Indies in 2007 and Afghanistan v Scotland in 2015. 

29 – Only once in the last 29 years have Australia been bowled out in under 32.2 overs in an ODI. 

Note: Inputs taken from ESPNCricinfo, statisticians Mohandas Menon, S Rajesh, Mazher Arshad, Bharat Seervi and Twitter account Cricket Record