Australia and New Zealand easily managed to win their first games on the opening day of the World Cup. There are some similarities on how day one went for both of them. Brendon McCullum, captain of the New Zealand team and George Bailey, captain of Australia lost the toss and were put in to bat by their opponents. Both the teams managed to post a target of over 300 runs. Batsmen on both the teams showed great resilience and courage by posting such a high score even after losing a couple of wickets in quick succession. Finally, the Aussie and Kiwi bowlers crushed any hopes that the English or Sri Lankan batsmen had before their innings started. It was a solid way to start their World Cup campaign. One thing is certain after the first day of the tournament: we are in for an extremely entertaining month and a half. We have already seen some outstanding performances. Aaron Finch with his fluent 135 and Corey Anderson with a quick 75 helping the team post a high score. The bowlers weren't far behind either. Mitchell Marsh with his first 5 for and Steven Finn carrying his form forward with another 5 for. Finn deserves slightly more appreciation for taking this World Cup's first hat-trick. It came in the last over of the first innings and did not have much impact on the overall situation of the match. However, a hat-trick is a hat-trick. As hardcore cricket viewers, we hope the tournament continues to be this entertaining and all the sleep that we will be sacrificing does not go in vain.

–Shaan Tahir