Stats Analysis

Vettori's 300, and Shenwari's fifties

Stats highlights from the New Zealand-Afghanistan match in Napier

S Rajesh
S Rajesh
Daniel Vettori got two wickets in one over, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup warm-up match, Christchurch, February 11, 2015

In five ODIs leading up to the World Cup, Daniel Vettori had figures of 1 for 196; in five games in the World Cup, Vettori has figures of 12 for 136  •  Getty Images

302 ODI wickets for Daniel Vettori. He is the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand with 294 (eight wickets were for ICC World XI), and three short of equaling Jacob Oram's 36 World Cup wickets, which is New Zealand's best.
12 Wickets for Vettori in five games in this World Cup, next only to Trent Boult and Tim Southee's 13. In 45.2 overs, he has figures of 12 for 136 - an average of 11.33, and an economy rate of 3.00. In the five matches leading up to the World Cup, against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, he had figures of 1 for 196 in 46 overs.
229 Runs scored by Brendon McCullum in the first ten overs in this tournament, out of his tournament aggregate of 249. He has scored those 229 runs in 108 balls, giving him a strike rate of 212 in the first ten overs. The next best aggregate in the first ten in this tournament belongs to David Warner, who has scored 112 in 104 balls (strike rate 108).
9.32 New Zealand's run rate in the first five overs in this tournament - they've scored 233 runs off 150 balls, and been dismissed only twice. The next best run rate in the first five overs is 6.80, by Australia.
621 The sum total of balls to spare after New Zealand's last four wins. They won with 151 balls to spare against Scotland, 226 versus England, 161 against Australia, and 83 against Afghanistan.
10 Number of 50-plus scores for Samiullah Shenwari in ODIs, the best among Afghanistan batsmen. He is three clear of Mohammad Nabi, who is in second place with seven such scores.
0 Number of century partnerships in this tournament for Afghanistan. They are the only team in the World Cup without one. South Africa and Sri Lanka are on top with five each.
86 The partnership between Najibullah Zadran and Samiullah Shenwari, Afghanistan's best by far for the seventh wicket in ODIs - their previous best was 55. It's also their second-highest in the tournament so far, falling just two runs short of the Asghar Stanikzai-Shenwari partnership of 88 against Sri Lanka. There have only been four bigger partnerships for the seventh-wicket stand in World Cup history.
49.09 Shenwari's strike rate in his 110-ball innings, which is one of only five World Cup innings of 100 or more balls since 2003 to finish with a strike rate of less than 50. Three of them are by players from non-Test teams.
50 Number of wickets taken by New Zealand in five games. The only other team to bowl the opposition out every time in the tournament so far is India - they've taken 40 wickets in four games.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats