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771 runs; Welcome the World Cup match with the highest aggregate

Last updated on 28 Oct 2023 | 11:11 AM
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771 runs; Welcome the World Cup match with the highest aggregate

32 sixes to go along with 65 fours, a total of 97 boundaries in an absolute run-fest in Dharamsala

The final match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup in Dharamsala has treated us with a nail-biting run festive thriller. Both teams scored over 380 runs, and by the barest of margins, Australia prevailed. 

Here are some plethora of records broken in the Match 27 between Australia and New Zealand:

Runs galore

-In total, 771 runs were scored across two innings, the most in a World Cup match. The previous one, 754 between South Africa and Sri Lanka, also came in 2023 in Delhi. 

-97 boundaries, 65 fours, and 32 sixes are the second-most boundary count in a World Cup match. In the game between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Delhi (2023), 105 boundaries (4s/6s - 74/31) were hit, the most. 

-Only in the game between England and Afghanistan in 2019 in Manchester, more sixes were hit (33) than today. 

A flying start by the openers

The return of Travis Head has bolstered their top order, and today, we saw a glimpse of David Warner and Head's destruction:

- Australia registered their team 50 in just 4.1 overs, the joint-second-fastest in the World Cup (Since 1999). Only New Zealand, against England in 2015, reached the milestone quicker (3.4 overs in Wellington).

- At the end of the first ten overs, Australia had posted 118 runs without losing a wicket, the second-highest first ten overs score in WC. Overall, in ODIs, this was the joint-third-fastest. 

- Australia reached the 100-run mark in just 8.5 overs, the second-quickest by a team. Only New Zealand, against England in 2015, reached the landmark quicker (6.4 overs).

- En route to their 118-run assault, Australian batters hit ten sixes, the joint-most in ODIs in this phase and the most in a WC innings. 

- This was only the second instance of both openers registering a half-century within 30 balls (where ball data is available). The other innings involve Head and Mitchell Marsh against India in 2023. 

- The opening partnership between Head and Warner forged 175 runs at a run rate of 9.13. Among opening pairs who have scored 150+ in an innings in ODIs, it was the quickest. 

- Head reached his half-century in just 25 balls, the joint-fastest of this edition. Warner's 28-ball 50 was the third-fastest in WC 2023. 

- Head scored a century off just 59 balls, the third-fastest by an Australian in all World Cup and the fastest against New Zealand. 

- Head became the fifth Aussie batter to hit a century in World Cup debut innings.

- Head's 59-ball century is the fastest by an opener in all World Cups, overtaking Rohit Sharma's 63-ball hundred against Afghanistan in Delhi this year. This is also the fastest World Cup debut ton, bettering David Miller's 81-ball feat against Zimbabwe in 2015. 

Three 350+ totals on the bounce

- In ODIs, Australia became the first team to post 350+ totals in three consecutive matches (388 vs NZ, 399/8 vs NED, & 367/9 vs PAK). 

- Their total of 388 against New Zealand in Match 27 is the second-highest all-out total in ODIs. 

- Today was also the first innings in which a team posted 350+ runs against New Zealand in the World Cup. The previous best was also held by Australia (348/6) in 2007. 

- In today's innings, Australia reached the 200-run mark in the 23rd over, their fastest in ODIs. Their previous fastest was against Bangladesh in 2011 in Mirpur (24.1 overs). 

- Australian batters smashed 20 sixes in this innings, their most in an ODI innings. This was also the most sixes conceded by the Blackcaps in ODIs. In the World Cup, only England, against Afghanistan in 2019, have hit more sixes (25) in an innings than Australia today. 

Rachin is among the toppers in his debut WC

-Rachin Ravindra became the fourth New Zealand batter to register multiple centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. 

-He reached the century mark in just 77 balls, the fastest by a Kiwi batter in the World Cup, beating his own against England. 

-Rachin and Sachin (Tendulkar) are the only two batters to have multiple World Cup centuries before turning 25. 

-He is now the third Kiwi batter after Martin Crowe (100*) in 1992 & Chris Harris (130) in 1996, to a World Cup century against Australia. 

23 innings streak broken

-For the first time in his 24 World Cup innings, Mitchell Starc has gone wicket-less. 

-In this innings, he conceded 89 runs in his nine overs, the worst bowling figures for an Australian bowler in a World Cup innings. He himself held this unwanted record when he conceded 74 runs against India in 2019.

Few other stats

- Warner has 36 sixes to his name in the World Cup, the most by an Australian batter. Maxwell is behind him with 33. 

- In this edition alone, Warner has hit 19 sixes, which happens to be the most by an Australian batter in an edition of the World Cup. He went past Matthew Hayden's tally of 18 in 2007. 

- With 1405 runs, the left-handed opener passed Virat Kohli's tally of 1384 to become the fourth-highest run scorer in the World Cup.

- The 27 runs conceded by James Neesham in the 48th over is the most by a New Zealand bowler in a single over in WC. Andre Adams, against Zimbabwe in 2003, had given away 26 runs in the 50th over.

-In this match, 17 batters reached double-digits, the most in a World Cup match. Previously, there were three other games with 16 batters achieving this feat.

-The total of 383 by New Zealand is the highest in a World Cup losing chase. Also, this is the highest WC total against Australia. India, in 2019, posted 352/5, the previous best.

-Adam Zampa bagged his fourth consecutive three-wicket haul. In the WC, he is the second spinner after Shahid Afridi (2007-11) and the sixth bowler to achieve this feat.

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