#CWC15: NZ v Eng by the numbers
England were humiliated by New Zealand after being bowled out for 123 in 33.2 overs.
JOHANNESBURG - Friday's embarrassment in Wellington could not have been more one sided.
The entire game failed to reach the 50 over mark with England being bowled out for 123 in 33.2 overs. In reply, New Zealand only required 12.2 overs to chase it down.
England's top was Joe Root who made 46.
Extras amounted to 13, England's fourth highest scorer as seven batsmen were dismissed in single figures.
Man of the match Tim Southee collected 7/33 in nine overs. Adam Milne's 1/25 in 5.2 was the most expensive figures of 4.68.
Brendon McCullum scored 77 runs in just 25 balls. That's a strike rate of 308. The English bowlers, despite defending only 123 had a day to forget.
Steven Finn finished with 0/49 in two overs. He also bowled two dot balls which means those 49 runs came off ten legitimate deliveries.
Stuart Broad didn't help much with his 0/27 in 2.2 over while James Anderson bowled 0/37 in five overs.
Twitter exploded after the result. Former Australian spin bowler Shane Warne tweeted the following:
Feeling for Eng fans as that was a soft display. NZ were outstanding as Southee put on an exhibition of swing bowling,KP, Stokes & Bopara ?
- Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 20, 2015
While former Proteas captain Shaun Pollock had this to say:
Warms my heart to see a fast bowler having such a big impact in a World Cup match! Congrats to Tim Southee!
- Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) February 20, 2015
While the outspoken Piers Morgan followed a consistent theme which circled around Kevin Pietersen.
- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 20, 2015
The format of the World Cup means the top four teams in each group qualify for the quarterfinals. Despite being bottom of the table with two losses in as many games, many would suggest England should still have enough to sneak into the next round.