NZ v SA, 1st semi-final, Auckland March 24, 2015

SA's opening woes, and McCullum's rapid fifties

Stats highlights from the first semi-final, between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland

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0 Fifty-plus opening stands for South Africa in this World Cup. South Africa have posted at least three 50-plus partnerships in each of their previous six World Cups. Their opening pair only averages 16.25 in this World Cup, with the previous low being 42.85 (during the 2011 World Cup).

71 Runs scored by New Zealand in the first five overs, the second-highest in ODIs since 2001 (prior to which ball-by-ball data is not available). The top three five-over scores are all by New Zealand, with the highest being the 78 that they scored against Bangladesh in 2007.

482 Runs scored by AB de Villiers this World Cup, the second-most by a South African batsman in a World Cup, after Jacques Kallis (485 in the 2007 World Cup). It is also the third-highest aggregate by a captain in a World Cup after Mahela Jayawardene (548 in 2007 World Cup) and Ricky Ponting (539 in 2007 World Cup).

25 Runs conceded by Dale Steyn off the fifth over of New Zealand's innings, including three fours and two sixes by Brendon McCullum, the most he has conceded off a single over in his ODI career. His previous most was 24 against Australia in 2006.

22 Number of balls in which McCullum got to his fifty. This is the fourth instance of McCullum making a World Cup fifty in 22 balls or less. Overall, this has only been done nine times. Mark Boucher is the only other batsman to have done this twice at World Cups. (Click here for the complete list of fastest ODI fifties)

Brendon McCullum has now smashed four World Cup half-centuries within 22 balls © Getty Images

21 Wicket taken by Trent Boult in this World Cup, the most by any New Zealand bowler in a single World Cup. The previous record was 20 wickets, taken by Geoff Allott during the 1999 World Cup.

272 David Miller's strike-rate during his 49 off 18 balls. This is the highest strike rate by a South African batsman in a World Cup match (minimum 40 runs) and the third-highest by any batsman.

192 McCullum's strike-rate during this World Cup, the highest by any batsman in a World Cup (minimum 5 innings). Each of the top-three instances on this list are from the 2015 World Cup, with the others being Glenn Maxwell (183.5) and Andre Russell (185.7).

2 Number of batsmen who have scored 3000-plus ODI runs in New Zealand. McCullum (3014) went past this mark today and the only other person to have done this before him is Nathan Astle (3448).

300 ODIs played in New Zealand; this was the 300th. The only top-eight nations that haven't hosted 300 or more ODIs are West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

299 Runs scored by New Zealand, the most by any team in a successful chase in the knockout stages of a World Cup. The previous record was 289, scored by Australia against New Zealand in the quarter-final of the 1996 World Cup.

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