Devon Conway Rachin Ravindra
It was Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra who broke a series of records as the Kiwis belted England by nine wickets.

ICC Cricket World Cup champions England were humiliated by New Zealand in match number 1 of the 2023 event in India. It was Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra who broke a series of records as the Kiwis belted England by nine wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium. England posted a below-par 282/9 in 50 overs with a crucial record-breaking effort from the blade of Joe Root, who smashed 77 from 86 balls. For the Kiwis, Matt Henry claimed a three-wicket haul.

In response, Conway and Ravindra stole the show in what was one of the best-ever partnerships in World Cup history. England also suffered one of their heaviest defeats. Here, we present the complete set of records scripted.

Conway slams his 5th ODI ton, surpasses 1000 runs

Conway was at his sublime best and powered his way with an unbeaten 152. His knock was laced with 19 fours and three sixes. Conway has now slapped five ODI tons, besides also surpassing 1000 runs in ODI cricket. He has accumulated 1026 runs at 54.00. Against England, he has 293 runs at 97.66. Conway has also slammed his career-best ODI score. 

Fastest to 1000 ODI runs for NZ

Conway is now the fastest to 1000 ODI runs for NZ in terms of innings (22). He broke the record of Glenn Turner (24 innings). Meanwhile, as per Cricbuzz, he has become the second-oldest to score a ton on World Cup debut at 32 years and 89 days.

Ravindra becomes 3rd youngest to this World Cup record

Ravindra is making the right noises as the decision to promote him to number three did wonders. He finished on an unbeaten 123 from 96 balls. His knock was laced with 11 fours and 5 sixes. Ravindra now has two fifty-plus scores in ODI cricket. Both have come against England. Meanwhile, Ravindra is now the 3rd-youngest to score a ton on WC debut at 23 years and 321 days.

Record partnership for NZ in World Cup history

Conway and Ravindra added an unbeaten 273 runs for the second wicket against England. As per ESPNcricinfo, this is now New Zealand’s best partnership in the ICC Cricket World Cup. New Zealand’s previous best partnership record was 168 runs for the fourth wicket between Chris Harris and LK Germon versus Australia in 1996.

Fourth-highest partnership in World Cup history

Conway and Ravindra’s 273*-run stand is now the fourth-highest ever in World Cup history behind Marlon Samuels-Chris Gayle (372 for WI vs Zimbabwe in 2015), Sourav Ganguly-Rahul Dravid (318 vs SL in 1999), and Upul Tharanga-Tillakaratne Dilshan (282 vs Zimbabwe in 2011). Moreover, it’s the third-highest stand for the second wicket in World Cup history as well.

Highest partnership in ENG-NZ ODIs

Conway and Ravindra’s stand is now the highest for any wicket in England versus New Zealand ODI matches, surpassing the 206 runs for the 3rd wicket between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor in June 2015. Meanwhile, this is now the highest World Cup partnership for a team against England in World Cup history.

Conway smokes this World Cup record for NZ

Conway’s 152* is now the third-best individual score for New Zealand in World Cup history. He also became the third player after Martin Guptill (237*) and GM Turner (171*) to score 150-plus runs in an innings.

NZ’s biggest win against England in WC history

New Zealand won the match with 82 balls to spare. It’s now their biggest win against England at the World Cup. It’s also New Zealand’s biggest win in World Cup history in terms of chasing a 250-plus score. NZ also posted the fourth-largest victory versus England at the World Cup.

Root accomplishes 1000 runs on Asian soil

Root came back to form with a timely half-century. He has now surpassed 1000 ODI runs in Asia. He has amassed 1030 runs at an average of 57.22. 

Root becomes first Englishman to smoke 1000 runs versus NZ

Root also went past 1000 ODI runs versus New Zealand, becoming the first Englishman to do so. He came to the match needing 29 runs. He now has 1048 runs versus the Kiwis. Root struck his sixth fifty versus NZ.

37th ODI fifty for Root, second Englishman with 800-plus World Cup runs

Root has raced to 6323 runs in ODIs at a healthy average worth 49.01. It was his 37th ODI fifty. Meanwhile, the senior batter has become the second Englishman to score 800-plus runs at the Cricket World Cup. Root has 835 World Cup runs at 55.56. He is only behind Graham Gooch, who managed 897 World Cup runs at 44.85.

Root surpasses Ganguly with this record

Root has now raced to 18632 International runs across formats with his score of 77. He has gone past former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly (18575) in terms of international runs. Root has become the 15th-highest scorer in international cricket.

500 ODI fours for Root

Root smashed four fours and a six versus NZ. He has now gone past 500 fours in ODIs (503), becoming the fourth Englishman to hammer the same after Eoin Morgan (588), Marcus Trescothick (528), and Ian Bell (525).

7000 List A runs and 10500 international runs for Buttler

England skipper Jos Buttler scored 43 versus New Zealand. He has now surpassed 7000 runs in List A cricket. He carries an average of over 44. Buttler, who has 13 tons and 41 fifties in the 50-over format, needed 11 runs more to clock a milestone of 7000. He now has 7032 runs.

Besides, the veteran Englishman also clocked 10500 international runs. Buttler, who has 4866 runs for England in ODIs, also owns 2907 runs in the longest format and 2766 runs in the 20-over format. He became the 10th Englishman to clock 10500-plus runs in international cricket.