Both West Indies and Zimbabwe lost their opening World Cup games before bouncing back with victory in their second.
England finally got off the mark in a World Cup campaign that had so far yielded only misery with a comfortable victory over Scotland.
Both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka lost their opening World Cup games. They lock horns tonight in Dunedin at 1000 GMT.
Late fireworks from Andre Russell and three early wickets from Jerome Taylor ensured that it was West Indies who came out on top in their World Cup match.
A look at the key numbers from the first week of the 2015 ICC World Cup.
New Zealand will entertain England at Wellington's Westpac Stadium from 0100 GMT tomorrow in what is an important game for both sides.
A supremely skilful display of swing bowling from Tim Southee decimated England's batting line-up in Wellington to set up a comprehensive eight-wicket victory for New Zealand.
Craig Ervine and Sean Williams helped Zimbabwe avoid embarrassment by adding 106 for the fifth-wicket to guide their side to a tense four-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates.
Afghanistan put in a spirited performance on their World Cup debut but ultimately Bangladesh's greater experience showed through as they ran out winners.
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes has passed away aged 25.
Alastair Cook touches down in South Africa on Friday with the sense his England side have a good chance to overturn the world’s No1 Test team in their own backyard despite leaving one of their most experienced batsman back at home.
Allan Border had played seven series against the West Indies. Six had been lost, and one drawn. This time would be different.
This England team do not quite know when they are beaten.