1) Steven Finn’s Hat-Trick
England’s Steven Finn took a hat-trick in the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Steven Finn became England’s first bowler to pick up a hat-trick in an ICC Cricket World Cup tournament. Finn took the wickets of Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell to achieve this feat.
2) David Miller and JP Duminy Break 5th-Wicket ODI Partnership Record
A record-breaking partnership of 256 by David Miller and J P Duminy led South Africa to a 62-run win over Zimbabwe in their opening cricket World Cup Pool B match.
3) David Miller’s Blistering Hundred
- The world record for the highest score in a World Cup innings by a number 5 batsman
- The record for hitting the most number of sixes in an innings in a World Cup match. Miller slammed 9 maximums, bettering the previous record held by greats Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist (8 sixes).
- Only the second South African after Gary Kirsten (188*) to score a hundred on World Cup debut.
4) Brendon McCullum’s Fastest Fifty
Brendon McCullum reached his 50 from 18 deliveries, breaking the New Zealand (19 balls) and World Cup record for the fastest half-century, from just 18 balls. Amazingly, both those records had previously been held by McCullum.
5) Pakistan Set New Record For Worst Start To An ODI Innings
Pakistan set a new record for the worst start to a one-day international innings when they collapsed spectacularly to 1 for 4 against the West Indies after 3.1 overs in their Pool B match in Christchurch on Saturday.
6) Gayle Storm
Highest individual score in World Cup history (Previous – 188* by Gary Kirsten Vs UAE in 1996)
Highest individual score in ODIs by a West Indian (Previous – 189* by Viv Richards Vs England in 1984)
7) World Record Partnership