New Zealand at the World Cup

* Brian McKechnie, who was the batsmen who faced the underarm delivery, also played in the 1979 Cricket World Cup. He was one of the two batsmen in during the final over of the semi final match against England. New Zealand needed 14 off the last over but finished 9 runs short of the target. McKechnie made 4 off 9 balls.

Brian McKechnie also represented New Zealand in Rugby Union, playing 10 tests for the All Blacks for 7 wins and 3 losses.

* Glenn Turner was outstanding in 2 out of 3 world cups. In 1975 he averaged 166.50 with the bat and was leading run scorer in the tournament. In 1979 he averaged 88.00, but in 1983 he struggled averaging only 17.16 in that tournament. His overall average of 47.00 in one day cricket highlights his importance and quality to NZ cricket.

Some random New Zealand World Cup stats:

* In 21 World Cup matches Martin Crowe finished with the excellent average of 55.00. He was the leading run scorer in the 1992 World Cup.

* Kane Williamson's record in England is excellent. Going into the World Cup, Williamson averages 62.69 He has made it to 50 and beyond in 7 of his last 7 innings there, and on one occasion against Australia, made an even 100.

* Trent Boult sits in the top 10 for most 5 wickets hauls in one day cricket. He is currently in equal 10th with fellow left armer Mitchell Starc. Out of the current players, only Malinga has more (8 five wicket hauls).

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