NZ vs. SL Cricket World Cup Highlights: At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, on Thursday, New Zealand solidified their standing as the fourth-place team in the current 2023 World Cup by dismissing Sri Lanka with five wickets in the opening ODI. With the help of an outstanding batting performance from players like Devon Conway (45), Daryl Mitchell (43) and Rachin Ravindra (42) New Zealand managed to reach 172/5 in 23.2 overs while chasing 172. For SRI Lanka, Angelo Mathews claimed two wickets in the interim. Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, initially won the toss and decided to bowl first. Since then, New Zealand has dominated the Sri Lankan top five thanks to the fast bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee, along with a little assistance from Lockie Ferguson.
Sri Lanka got off to a fast start because to Kusal Perera’s skill with the ball, but they also lost four wickets in the opening ten overs, including Perera. Due to all of this, Sri Lanka was reduced to their final three wickets in just the first 20 overs. Though he didn’t score many runs, Mahesh Theekshana led the charge in containing the New Zealand bowlers and making sure the Sri Lankan tail survived until the 40th over. After 171 runs, they were ultimately all out. Sri Lanka’s highest score of 43 runs in 87 balls came from the last-wicket partnership between Theekshana and Madushanka.
Some essential information for the NZ vs. SL World Cup match in Bengaluru
After winning the toss, New Zealand decided to bowl first.
Despite their fast start, Sri Lanka lost four wickets in the first ten overs, which put an end to their momentum.
They lost further ground in the next ten overs, and with over forty overs left. They were down to their final two wickets.
Theekshana, though, spearheaded a late-inning push that carried Sri Lanka to the 47th over.
For 171, Sri Lanka was completely out.
In just 12.2 overs, Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra scored 86 runs. He established a commanding first-inning partnership for New Zealand.
Rachin Ravindra (42) and Devon Conway (45) were eliminated by Dushmantha Chameera.
43-year-old Daryl Mitchell loses out on a half-century.
In 23.2 overs, New Zealand’s chase of 172 runs is achieved at 172/5. With a five-wicket victory.