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World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Highlights: New Zealand win by 10 wickets

World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Highlights: New Zealand beat a hapless Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in their opening match of World Cup 2019.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 1, 2019 7:48:38 pm
World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Highlights: New Zealand win by 10 wickets.

World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Highlights: New Zealand paceman Matt Henry led an inspired bowling unit to run through Sri Lanka’s batting and power the Black Caps to a 10-wicket win in their World Cup opener on Saturday.

Henry returned figures of 3-29 and combined with fellow paceman Lockie Ferguson who also took three wickets to bowl out Sri Lanka for 136 in 29.2 overs in Cardiff. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro then struck unbeaten half-centuries to make short work of their modest target. The Kiwis cruised home in 16.1 overs to register their third win in a World Cup game by 10 wickets.

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 30 March 2020

New Zealand 137/0 (16.1)


Sri Lanka 136 (29.2)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 3 ) New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

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World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Highlights


    19:21 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    New Zealand win by 10 wickets

    VICTORY! ! Martin Guptill (74*) and Colin Munro (58*) have completed the chase in just 16.1 overs. Sri Lanka will be very disappointed with this effort! A lot to ponder upon for the Islanders.

    19:16 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    Time for drinks!

    NZ 120/0 after 15 overs and closing in on victory. Munro (56*) has also brought up his half century, along with Guptill who is batting on 61.

    19:11 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    Huge Hit

    SIX, this is into River Taff. Superb use of the feet. Guptill dances down the wicket, gets to the pitch of the flighted delivery and smokes it straight back over the bowler. The ball is lost and the fourth umpire is walking out with a box of balls.

    18:54 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    Edged and four

    FOUR,  First slip would have gobbled that up. But with Thisara's inconsistency, Karunaratne had not provided him that luxury. Back of a length angled across off, Munro. NZ- 91/0 after 12 ovs

    18:41 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    Down the memory lane

    When New Zealand and Sri Lanka clashed in the 2013 Champions Trophy, Sri Lanka were shot out for 138 – the previous lowest ODI total in Cardiff. NZ won that match by one wicket, with Malinga taking 4/34. Can we expect a similar classic here?

    18:33 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    50-run partnership

    Chasing a paltry target of 137, New Zealand are in command with Guptill and Munro! 50-run stand comes up between the two NZ- 50/0 after 7.2 ovs

    18:26 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    Munro on the charge

    After smashing Lakmal for a four Munro connects one ball off the middle and that is enough for the modern batsman to feel confident. Munro shimmies down the wicket, gets close to the length delivery and swings it through the line over long-on. NZ- 40/0 after 6 ovs

    18:10 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    New Zealand resume

    Welcome back. Guptill and Munro are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Malinga will open the attack. Let's Play. Couple of fours at the start and Guptill is up and away.

    17:51 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    How poor have been Sri Lanka?

    SL have been really poor. NZ have bowled well, but conditions haven't been as frightening as some anticipated. The average swing and seam in Overs 1-20 this year is 0.64° and 0.53°; today, we've seen 0.5° and 0.65°, help of the surface but nothing outlandish

    17:29 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    Sri Lanka bowled out for 136

    BOWLED! Ferguson hits the bulls eye and Malinga is gone for 1 & with the Sri Lanka's innings comes to a close at 136 in 29.2 overs. Fantastic bowling performance by the Kiwis! They need 137 to win the match

    17:26 (IST)01 Jun 2019

    FIFTY! Dimuth Karunaratne's is playing a captain's knock! SL- 133/9 after 28.5 ovs. Last man in for Sri Lanka is Lasith Malinga, he joins Karunaratne who has just brought up his half century

    17:00 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    Lankan innings in further tatters!

    A soft dismissal! Neesham gets his first of the tournament, Udana goes for a duck, caught by Henry at mid-on. A full ball at 138kph on leg-stump line, Udana looked to flick it through the mid-wicket region, but ended up chipping it tamely to Henry at mid-on. SL- 114/8 after 24.4 ovs

    16:58 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    Seventh wicket falls

    Perera finding the hands of Boult at long-on off Santner. The partnership has been broken. Perera went for the big hit but Santner pitched it wide and the face of the bat turned at the last minute. No timing at all.  Sri Lanka 112/7, Isuru Udana comes in.

    16:52 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    Spin for the first time

    Spin time. First over of spin after 61 overs in CWC19. A left-arm tweaker against two left-handed batsmen. Meanwhile, 100 has also come up for the Lankans. SL 111/6 after 23.2 overs

    16:22 (IST)01 Jun 2019

    WICKET! Ferguson claims another as Mendis departs for 1. Sri Lanka are 60/6. Sri Lanka look like they are following Pakistan's footsteps in their opening match. 

    16:14 (IST)01 Jun 2019

    Drinks come to the rescue of Sri Lanka, but only temporarily. They need to re-work their strategy with five men down after 15 overs.

    16:12 (IST)01 Jun 2019

    OUT! Sri Lanka are in early trouble as Angelo Mathews becomes the latest victim, departs for a duck as SL are 59/5 in the 15th over

    16:10 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    Boult saves four runs

    Boult showed some athletic skills as he threw himself in front of the ball to save four runs for his side. Sri Lanka are 58/4 after 14 overs

    16:01 (IST)01 Jun 2019

    WICKET! Dhananjaya de Silva walks back after having a chat with his captain, deciding against review. Lockie Ferguson with the wicket as SL are 53/4 after 12 overs.

    15:53 (IST)01 Jun 2019
    End of powerplay

    Sri Lanka are 51/3 after the first ten overs. 


    New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell

    Sri Lanka (From): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera(w), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana, Nuwan Pradeep, Angelo Perera, Avishka Fernando