Janaboli/20 Feb, Kathmandu. “Tim Southee took 7-33 in the most destructive spell in New Zealand’s limited-overs history and Brendon McCullum made the fastest 50 in a Cricket World Cup match as the tournament co-hosts crushed England by eight wickets on Friday.
Southee hurried England out for 123 in 33.2 overs, then McCullum made the embarrassment deeper when he smashed 77 from 25 balls, reaching a half century from 18 deliveries ” the third fastest in the history of one-day internationals after A.B. de Villiers (16 balls) and Shahid Afridi (17).
Southee’s devastating second spell, in which he took 5-10 in four overs, and McCullum’s ruthless onslaught saw New Zealand complete its third straight win in Pool A ” all three within seven days