Game 9 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 between New Zealand and England turned out to be a one-sided affair as Eoin Morgan’s side were left humiliated as they were skittled for a paltry 123 – England’s lowest World Cup total on foreign soil – before Brendon McCullum’s 18-ball half-century swept New Zealand to the target in just 12.2 overs and before the Wellington Regional Stadium lights were even required.
Here’s a full list of records that were set by New Zealand against England in Wellington:
1) Brendon McCullum scored the fastest ICC Cricket World Cup half century
Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest World Cup half century, in just 18 balls. by 8 wickets with 226 balls to spare. McCullum scored 77 in 25 balls, at one point belting Steven Finn for four successive sixes as his two overs cost 49.
2) Second best batting strike rate in World Cup
Second best batting strike rate in World Cup – 308.00 by McCullum (77 off 25).
3) Tim Southee became the 4th bowler to take 7 wickets in a World Cup game
Tim Southee, 4th bowler to take 7 wickets in a World Cup game. Other three – Winston Davis (West Indies), Glenn MCGrath and Andy Bichel (both Australia)
4) Most sixes by a batsman while chasing in World Cup
Brendon McCullum smashed 7 sixes in his innings of 77; most number of sixes by a batsman while chasing in World Cup.
5) Second batsman to have 300+ strike rate in ODI history (minimum 50 runs)
Brendon McCullum is now the second batsman to have 300+ strike rate in ODI history (minimum 50 runs). Only after AB de Villiers’ 338.63.
6) 10th Biggest Victory In World Cup
New Zealand registered 10th biggest victory in World Cup, in terms of balls remaining (226)