New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Christchurch December 28, 2015

Guptill's blitz, and Chameera's woes

Stats highlights from an incredible New Zealand win in Christchurch
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Martin Guptill's 30-ball 93 came at a strike rate of 310 © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

250 Balls left in the New Zealand innings when they completed the run-chase. The margin is the seventh-largest in ODI history.

3 Times New Zealand have won an ODI with 250 or more balls remaining. Sri Lanka have done it twice, and England and Australia once each. New Zealand are the only team, though, to also win these games by ten wickets.

14.16 New Zealand's run rate in this chase, the second highest in any ODI innings. They had chased 94 in six overs against Bangladesh in Queenstown in 2007, at a rate of 15.83, which is the highest. The top four run rates in an ODI innings are all by New Zealand.

17 Deliveries needed by Martin Guptill to complete his half-century, the second-fastest in ODI history. Only AB de Villiers has got there quicker, off 16 balls against West Indies in Johannesburg earlier this year. Guptill's effort is the fastest for New Zealand, beating Brendon McCullum's 18-ball effort against England in the 2015 World Cup.

310 Guptill's strike rate in his unbeaten innings of 93 off 30 balls. It is the second-highest for a 50-plus score in ODIs. The highest is 338.63 by de Villiers in his innings of 149 off 44 balls.

39 Balls required by New Zealand to complete their 100, the fastest for any team since 2002. The earlier record was also held by them: against England in the 2015 World Cup, they got there in 40 balls. In this game, they reached 50 off 16 balls, which is also the fastest since 2002.

20.50 Dushmantha Chameera's economy rate in the two overs he bowled: he conceded 41 in those overs. There have been only two instances of poorer economy rates for a bowler bowling two or more overs in an ODI. The top four such figures have all been against New Zealand.

19 The top score for Sri Lanka, their fourth-lowest top score in ODIs in which at least ten batsmen have batted.

2 Totals lower than 117 for Sri Lanka against New Zealand in ODIs (in innings when they have been bowled out). Their lowest is 112, also in Christchurch, in 2007.

5 Times Sri Lanka have been all out for less than 200 runs in ODIs this year - the most among the Full Member sides. Apart from the two instances in this series, they were also all out for 195 against New Zealand, 133 against South Africa and 181 against Pakistan.

93 Runs scored by Guptill in his team's first 50 balls - the most by a batsman in his team's first 50 balls since 2002. Brendon McCullum scored an unbeaten 80, which is the second-highest, but in only six overs in the Queenstown ODI against Bangladesh in 2007.

5 Number of four-wicket hauls for Matt Henry in ODIs. All of them have come against Asian teams - two each against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and one against India on debut. He has taken 27 wickets in eight innings against these three teams and just nine wickets in nine innings against the other teams.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath

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  • Shane on December 29, 2015, 7:47 GMT

    Some astonishing stats stand out here - like NZ holding the top four spots for highest innings run rates, and top four spots for opposing bowlers economy rates. A really, really high class ODI team this one.

  • SRINI on December 28, 2015, 15:51 GMT

    Unless SL strengthens its the quality of its domestic competition results of this kind will recur. Not just SL but also India, Pkaistan, Bangladesh and West Indies and ironically even New Zealand which is lucky to have its best players for decades together in the team.

  • Andrew on December 28, 2015, 14:28 GMT

    As rightly pointed out by some posters with statistical analysis, SL's most experienced man 30 yr old front-order battter Upul Tharanga should be given his right spots in Odi No-1 (Av 34 Av ) & Test No-3 (Av 47), If Selectors are thinking of the country.

    It is surprising to learn how he was not given more than a SINGLE chance to OPEN odis since 2013 & to bat @ No3 in Tests despite 47 Av. Why?

    There should be a limit to this humiliation. SL will become next WI if this continues like this, since SLcricket fans will naturally get fed-up with this circus & give up watching it.

    Nepotism obvious in team selections is ruining SL. Thirimanne, Vithanage, Kapugedara, Kusal Perera are all proven failures rewarded with ample chances. But nothing to show in their career stats significant enough to outweigh the number of utter failures they brought to SL. Odi No1 & Test No-3 are extremely vital spots to a side, that you cannot compromise with slotting utter failures & inexperienced rookies.

  • Utsab on December 28, 2015, 13:04 GMT

    Would love for a T20 world cup to be hosted solely by NZ. That would be one helluva showpiece, with all sorts of records at stake. Also, if the IPL were to be ever moved out of India again they should take it to NZ. A statisticians treat.

  • Johann on December 28, 2015, 11:49 GMT

    See those opponents. All mediocre teams.

  • Manesh on December 28, 2015, 6:27 GMT

    Now what? Thats a question for SL. They themselves called best visiting team from Asia and now its reality check. They are still unsure about replacements. Their bench strength is not that great for away matches at-least.

  • Cricinfouser on December 28, 2015, 6:12 GMT

    Strong words coming from SriLankan supporters. Sad to see such a performance.

  • Daniel on December 28, 2015, 6:09 GMT

    Its all good and well to keep talking about how 'bad' SL are but how about we recognize just how bloody good the Kiwis are.

  • Shehan on December 28, 2015, 5:25 GMT

    Mathews has to accept the fact that Sri Lankan ODI team has reached an all time low during his captaincy after playing one day international cricket for 40 years beginning from the 75 CWC. After Mathews became the skipper Tharanga, Maharoof, Thisara Perera who should have been in this team were ignored because the skipper preferred a relatively young side to keep his authority on the team.That is the main reason for having club cricketers such as Vandersay and Gunathilake playing in the national team in this tour. Now the team is paying the price for his selfishness and for the foolishness of the seniors (they have retired after fulfilling their individual cricketing goals) who backed Mathews to take over the captaincy. Surprisingly, in a country that has produced some great cricketers in the last 2 to 3 decades, the posts of chief selector & chief coach are also occupied by two individuals who haven't played any significant amount of cricket at international level.

  • sriyantha on December 28, 2015, 4:43 GMT

    Without a proper pair of experienced hands to stablize the ship upfront & carry on as the core for others to rally around him to BUILD productive PARTNERSHIPS..This is the bitter REALITY SL need to FACE.!

    THIS WAS SAID OVER & OVER AGAIN sinc 2013, when World's 2nd most productive NO-1 opener UPUL THARANGA was AXED to put Kusal Perera (who was responsible for the opening spot destabilization with his record-breaking failures & Inconsistency which swollowed 19 of his Odi innings to produce just 63 runs @ 3.3 av out of 45 innings (almost 50%)!

    WHAT is the use of OCCASIONAL FLASH after DESTROYING so MANY innings upfront as an OPENER? ANY BATTER CAN DO THAT taking the risk WITHOUT ANY CONCERN of the IMPACT IT WOULD BRING TO THE TEAM (including tailenders like Kulasekera).

    Just LOOK how GUPTIL SMASHED 90+ runs in 30 balls today! WOULD he do that if they batted first or had a 250+ target to chase?? NOop! WHY..? BECAUSE he is a Specialist OPENER!

    JUST LOOK @ Tharanga's LONG RECORDS !

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