The 2023 World Cup has begun where defending champions, England faced runner-ups, New Zealand. Kiwis won the match in one of the most one-sided World Cup openers. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra gave England absolutely no chance and successfully chased down the 283 targets in less than 40 overs. But we will not tell you anything about New Zealand or the match we will tell you about a unique record set by England batters in the World Cup opener.
England lost the first game of the 2023 World Cup against New Zealand. They faced a very humiliating defeat against the Kiwis. England lost the match but they made a unique record which is unique in cricket. It is always full of records when England and New Zealand face each other in the ODI World Cups.
In the opening game, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first and invited England to bat first. England batted first and managed to make only 282 runs with all their batters making at least 10 runs. All 11 players made individual scores in double digits.
It was the first time when all 11 players made double-digit scores in an ODI match. England lost 9 wickets in their innings and even the last two batters, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood went not out and made 15 and 13 respectively. England’s innings were started by Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan with scores of 33 and 14. All top and middle-order batsmen made double-digit scores and it was only Joe Root who played a promising innings of 77 runs.