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Stats from NZ's win

  • Tim Southee (7-33): The New Zealand paceman returned the third-best World Cup bowling figures of all-time behind the Australian duo of Glenn McGrath (7-15) and Andy Bichel (7-20). His haul was also the best by a New Zealander in any one-day international, surpassing current Black Caps bowling coach Shane Bond's 6-19 against India at Bulawayo in 2005.
  • Brendon McCullum (50 off 18 balls): The New Zealand captain broke his own record for the quickest World Cup 50 with a half-century in two fewer deliveries than he had managed during the 2007 edition against minnows Canada in St Lucia.
It was the joint third-quickest ODI 50 of all time behind South Africa's AB de Villiers (16 balls) and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (17 balls).
  • Steven Finn (0-49 in two overs): The England man recorded the most expensive figures, in terms of runs per over, for a bowler sending down at least two overs in all ODI cricket.
The brief spell gave Finn an average of 24.5 runs per over conceded compared to 21.3 set by the West Indies paceman Ravi Rampaul in a three-over spell of 0-64 against New Zealand in Queenstown last year. - AFP.