Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • 'Your captain's Irish'

    It might have been a bit of a no-contest but the fun fans and excellent weather made up for it

  • England's cobwebs and shackles are still on

    They won the game. They found some form. If you're judging England on the scoreboard, it was above par, but still well below par

  • Moeen fights a lone battle

    While he stroked his way to a fluent and majestic hundred, his team-mates struggled to find the boundaries, something that is very likely to cost England in their upcoming games

  • Scotland defeated by lack of experience

    What this game showed us is that Scotland have the talent to compete with England. They were not blown away; they were defeated by their lack of exposure to the circumstances

  • Morgan backs Bell's cautious approach

    England's captain Eoin Morgan expressed support for Ian Bell's understated role in a Woirld Cup record opening stand with Moeen Ali as England saw off Scotland comfortably in Christchurch

Looking for Change


Number of World Cup matches that Scotland has won. They are the only team to play in two or more World Cups without a win.

A New Opposition


Number of previous ODIs that England have played in New Zealand. All of those were against New Zealand.

Tons by Englishmen in NZ


Years since an English batsman scored an ODI hundred in New Zealand (Chris Broad, 106, v NZ, Napier)



Number of times that Scotland have beaten a Test nation in ODIs.

A Rare Event


Number of times that Scotland have successfully chased down a 300+ target in ODIs (v Ireland, Edinburgh, 2011)

A Big Win


Number of World Cup games that England have won by a margin of 100 runs or more.