CWC 2019 Recap: Sri Lankan batsmen surrender against the pace of Ferguson and Henry
A Cricket World series, CWC 2019 Recap looks at all the high-octane encounters from the last year's ODI World Cup: from Jofra Archer's bouncers to Rohit Sharma's hundreds and from Mitchell Starc's yorkers to Virat Kohli's antics.
Sri Lanka 136/10 (29.2 Overs) - (Karunaratne(c) 52(84), Kusal Perera(wk) 29(24); Ferguson 3/22, Matt Henry 3/29)
New Zealand 137-0 (16.1 Overs) - (Guptill 73(51), Munro 58(47); Lakmal 0/28, Udana 0/24)
Result- New Zealand won by 10 wickets
After dismissing Sri Lanka for just 136 within 30 overs, New Zealand chased down the target in 16.1 overs to register a 10-wicket win, with the third-most balls (203) to spare in a World Cup.After the early dismissal of Lahiru Thirimanne, a 40-odd run hand between Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera stabilised things for Sri Lanka, but the team soon collapsed badly. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne was Sri Lanka's top scorer and scored a half-century.
With the pitch in Cardiff assisting the pacers, Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson made merry, picking up three wickets each.
The Sri Lankan bowlers though could not make use of the conditions as the Kiwi opening combination of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro scored unbeaten half-centuries to take their team to a win by 10 wickets.
This was New Zealand's 4th 10-wicket win in World Cups and the 12th instance of a win by 10 wickets overall in World Cups.
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