Another low scoring game of the World Cup. England is still the only team to cross the magical figure of 300.
The match got over in 45.3 overs when the tournament format is of 50 overs per side. The Kiwis cruised to victory even without losing a wicket. There are only 12 instances in which a team won the match by 10 wickets in the World Cup.
The first team to win a match by 10 wickets was India when they beat East Africa in 1979. In the 12 such instances of the World Cup, New Zealand won it three times (twice in 2011 and now).
Karunaratne became only the 2nd batsman in World Cup history to carry the bat in completed innings. Before him, Ridley Jacobs carried the bat in World Cup 1999.
Karunaratne also became only the 6th batsmen in history to carry the bat in both Test and ODI. The other players are – Grant Flower, Saeed Anwar, Alec Stewart, Javed Omar, and Tom Latham.
Sri Lanka has lost 14 out of 15 last ODI matches against Test-playing nation.