Player of the Match
Player of the Match
43.3
4
Southee to Herath, FOUR runs, gives the Sri Lankans fan something to cheer for as he slams Southee through backward point to find the boundary
40.4
4
Anderson to Herath, FOUR runs, chips at this fuller one outside off uppishly behind square as this one is sent ballooning over backward point to reach the boundary
39.1
4
Southee to Mathews, FOUR runs, short and all Mathews has to do is back away and ramp this high over backward point to find the boundary
38.4
4
Anderson to Mathews, FOUR runs, cut away past backward point, who puts in a dive to take most off the pace from it, before the ball continues through to make it to the third man boundary
37.5
4
Southee to Mathews, FOUR runs, short again and this time Mathews pounces on it more effectively, dispatching this over the midwicket boundary for four
33.6
4
Milne to Kulasekara, FOUR runs, angling in from outside off as Kula leans into a lovely drive through long on to pickup four valuable runs for Sri Lanka
31.5
4
Milne to Mendis, FOUR runs, tries him out with a shorter one which Jeevan just about gets away, albeit not convincingly as this one flies high and handsome over midwicket, with the fielder stationed near there, Anderson, unable to get any hands on it as the wind seemed to blow this past him to the boundary rope
30.3
4
Vettori to Mathews, FOUR runs, fractionally short from Vettori and punished by Mathews as he pulls this fiercely through cow corner to find the boundary in no time
23.6
4
Boult to Mathews, FOUR runs, goes round the wicket to Mathews as the captain gets his tally away with a fortuitous boundary courtesy of a low outside edge which escapes away through third man to the rope
23.3
4
Boult to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, picks up a boundary through long on with a mere push to this length delivery coming in at him. Looked so routine that everyone, including myself, was surprised to see it race away to the boundary rope
19.1
4
Boult to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, takes a leaf from Thirimanne's book as he advances down the track to chip Boult over a deepish mid-off, who despite the leap to his left and back, is unable to get any paws on it
18.6
4
Elliott to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, picks the slower ball outside his off stump before launching this over long off to find the boundary after a couple of bounces. They needed the boundary, and he backed himself to get it
17.1
4
Boult to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, slipping down leg as Sangakkara punishes him for straying on the pads, getting away a flick behind square which powers away to the boundary
15.5
4
Milne to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, and he gets past 1000 World Cup runs to become the third Sri Lankan to the mark with a wristly tickle to this leg-side slanting delivery. Another significant milestone for the left-hander. He has also passed Ricky Ponting on the ODI run-scorer's list to go to second all time after Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
15.4
4
Milne to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, in the slot and all Sangakkara has to do is unfurl his trademark, bended-knee cover drive as this one whistles to the ropes. Glorious shot from the elder statesman
11.4
4
Milne to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, shows Dilshan his version of the ramp as he successfully gets under this shorter one to find the boundary at third man
11.2
4
Milne to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, uppish strike through the covers from Thirimanne as this one flies through the space to find the extra-cover boundary after a couple of bounces. Resembled Sangakkara there as he finished with a flourish of the bat
8.5
4
Southee to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, and that move has cost them four runs as Thirimanne expertly weaves this past short third man to pinpoint the gap at the boundary
7.5
4
Boult to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, short now and this time Thirimanne is equal to it, rocking onto the back foot to hook this over to the backward square boundary. Looks like he is willing to take the lead in the partnership
7.4
4
Boult to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, yorker on middle and leg which Thirimanne sees early enough as he backs away and then gets low to drive this through the covers, which he does with classical elegance
6.3
4
Southee to Dilshan, FOUR runs, short and he looks to get on top of this, which he does comfortably enough to pickup a boundary through square-leg. Looked slightly awkward as he got away the stroke, but it gets the desired result
5.3
4
Boult to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, full and in the slot as Thirimanne unleashes a drive through long off which has no one bothered to chase it. Extremely important runs for SL early on in this chase
1.5
4
Boult to Dilshan, FOUR runs, gets a fortunate boundary with this inside-edge which streaks past the stumps as he looked to throw the kitchen sink at this short of a length ball going across him
1.1
4
Boult to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, Thirimanne punches this length delivery outside off through the point region, with the chasing fielder able to win the race in the end, but it looks as though he may have dragged his foot on the rope when he looked to gather it, so signalled four runs

Milestone venue

100

Number of venues that have hosted World Cup matches. Hagley Oval is the 100th

Off to a start

20

Number of 50+ opening stands for New Zealand in World Cups - only England (21) and Australia (34) have more

Fifty for McCullum

4

Number of 50+ scores for McCullum in World Cups - the NZ batsmen with more are Fleming (7), Stryis (8) and Crowe (9).

Where's the Slinga!

22

Runs scored by McCullum off Malinga in the 8th over. The only batsman to score more runs off one Malinga over is Kohli (24)

Dynamic Duo

11

Number of 50+ stands between Williamson and Taylor since 2013 - only Sangakkara and Dilshan have more (17)

A start for Lanka

20

Number of 50+ opening stands for Sri Lanka since 2013, the most for any team.