WORLD CUP MATCHES 25, 26 and 27


  • Martin Guptill became the tenth batsman to be dismissed hit wicket in the World Cup.
  • Kane Williamson's maiden World Cup century makes him the fourth New Zealand captain after Glenn Turner, Martin Crowe and Stephen Fleming to achieve the feat.
  • New Zealand retain their 100% winning record in this year's tournament of winning after winning the toss and electing to field.
  • The 91-run partnership between Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme is New Zealand's highest for the sixth wicket in the World Cup overtaking the unbeaten 85 between Ross Taylor and Jacob Oram against Pakistan at Pallekele in 2011.
  • de Grandhomme's 60 is the highest score by a New Zealand number 7 batsman in the World Cup. Brendon McCullum's unbeaten 52 against Canada in 2007 is the only other fifty.
  • New Zealand's win is their fifth successive in the World Cup against South Africa. The last time they lost to the same opponents was also at Edgbaston in 1999.


  • Australia's 381 for 5 is their second-highest World Cup total and highest against Test playing opposition (at the time the match was played).
  • David Warner became the first batsman in World Cup history to record two scores of 150 or more. He had previously made 178 against Afghanistan in 2015.
  • For the first time in their World Cup history, Australia started with century partnerships for the first two wickets.
  • For only the second time in the World, six bowlers conceded 50 or more runs in the same innings. The other occasion was for Ireland against South Africa at Canberra in 2015.
  • The match aggregate of 714 runs for 13 wickets is the highest in the World Cup surpassing the 688 for 18 between Australia and Sri Lanka at Sydney in 2015.
  • Bangladesh's 333 for 8 falls just short of the highest second innings World Cup total in a losing cause. England made 334 for 9 against Pakistan earlier in this year's tournament.
  • Mushfiqur Rahim became the third Bangladeshi batsman and first wicket-keeper to score a World Cup century.
  • The match saw the first time in a World Cup match of eleven bowlers conceding more than 50 runs each.


  • Jonny Bairstow became the third English batsman to record two golden ducks in the same World Cup competition after Gladstone Small and Chris Lewis.
  • Angelo Mathew's unbeaten 85 is his highest World Cup score and only his second fifty in three World Cup tournaments.
  • Joe Root became the third batsman after Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen to score five fifties in a World Cup tournament for England.
  • Kusal Perera became the second Sri Lankan wicket-keeper after Kumar Sangakkara to make four dismissals in a World Cup match.
  • Lasith Malinga's 4 for 43 is Sri Lanka's best bowling against England in a World Cup match.
  • Sri Lanka's win is their fourth consecutive in the World Cup against England. The first five matches which the teams played were won by England.