Here are all the firsts of ICC World Cup 2015 - Ton and Hat-trick on Day 1

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Christchurch, Feb 14: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum batted his way to several firsts at this edition of ICC World Cup here at Hagley Oval on the opening day of the tournament. Also today, England paceman Steven Finn took a hat-trick.

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The first match of World Cup 2015, between co-host New Zealand and Sri Lanka began today. Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and opted to field. The Kiwis posted 331/6 in 50 overs and bowled out the opposition for 233 to win by 98 runs.

Corey Anderson won the Man-of-the-match award


Here are the firsts of 11th edition of World Cup

1st MATCH - New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka

1st WIN - New Zealand against Sri Lanka

1st HAT-TRICK - Steven Finn (England) Vs Australia

1st MAN-OF-THE-MATCH award - Corey Anderson (New Zealand)

1st VENUE - Hagley Oval, Christchurch

1st TOSS to win - Angelo Mathews

1st BALL bowled - Nuwan Kulasekara. He had also bowled the last ball of he previous World Cup in 2011 which was hit for a SIX by MS Dhoni to win the trophy

1st BALL faced - Martin Guptill

1st WIDE - Kulasekara (3rd ball of 1st over)

1st FOUR - Brendon McCullum off Kulasekara (6th ball of 1st over)

File photo: Steven Finn (second right) took a hat-trick

1st SIX - McCullum off Lasith Malinga

1st HALF CENTURY - McCullum

1st WICKET to fall - McCullum

1st WICKET for a bowler - Rangana Herath

1st MAIDEN over bowled - Tim Southee (3rd over to Tillakaratne Dilshan)

1st FIVE-WICKET haul - Finn Vs Australia

1st 100-RUN partnership - McCullum and Martin Guptil for the opening wicket (111 runs in 15.5 overs)

1st CATCH - Jeevan Mendis to dismiss McCullum off Herath

1st STUMPING - Kumar Sangakkara to get Ross Taylor out off Mendis

1st 300+ score - New Zealand (331/6 in 50 overs)

1st DUCK - Mahela Jayawardene c Luke Ronchi b Daniel Vettori

1st HUNDRED - Aaron Finch Vs England at MCG

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