Brendon McCullum scored 195 runs from 134 balls in the
first innings of the match, which was his eleventh century, first against Sri Lanka, see Performances by Opponent at All Grounds, first at Hagley Oval,
see Performances in New Zealand, and it was the fastest
century by a New Zealand player. See Fastest Hundreds (Balls Faced.
McCullum became the third New Zealand player to be dismissed in the 190's, see Players Scoring in 190s , and he has now scored 5,848 runs at an average of
39.25. See New Zealand Players Scoring 5000
Career Runs. He is the second highest run scorer in 2014, with 1,164 runs at an average of 72.75, see Players Scoring Most Runs in 2014 , and became the first New Zealand player to score
1,000 runs in a calendar year. See Players Scoring 1,000
Runs in a Calendar Year.
Trent Boult took 3/25 in the first innings of the match, which
took his aggregate to 102 wickets, and he became the thirteenth New Zealand player to reach the 100 wickets milestone. See New Zealand Players Taking 100 Career Wickets.
Dimuth Karunaratne scored 152 runs from 363 balls in the
second innings of the match, which was his maiden century, and he has now scored 853 runs at an average of 34.12. See Performances by Opponent at All Grounds. Also, he has scored 514 runs at an
average of 42.8 in the 2014 calendar year. See Performance
Analysis by Year.
New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets at Hagley Oval, and have now
won 7, lost 2, and drawn 4 of the 14 matchest against Sri Lanka in New Zealand, see New Zealand v Sri Lanka, and won the first match played at
Hagley Oval. See New Zealand v Sri
Lanka at Hagley Oval. Over the last 2 calendar years, New Zealand have won 7 matches (4 at home and 3 away), lost 6 matches away , and drawn 8 matches (5 at home& 3
away). See New Zealand from 2013 to 2014. The New
Zealand scoring rate for the 2014 calendar year was 3.37 runs per over, compared to their overall scoring rate of 2.68 runs per over since 10/1/1930. See See New Zealand Scoring Rates.
Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets at Hagley Ova, and over the last 2
calendar years, Sri Lanka have won 6 matches (3 at home and 3 away), lost 4 matches (1 at home & 3away , and drawn 5 matches (2 at home& 3 away). See Sri Lanka from 2013 to 2014. The Sri Lankan
scoring rate for the 2014 calendar year was 3.16 runs per over, compared to their overall scoring rate of 3.08 runs per over since 17/2/1982. See Sri Lankan Scoring Rates.