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June 01, 2019 / 07:50 PM IST

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2019 Match Highlights: As it happened

Catch all the highlights from match 3 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and Sri Lanka played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.


NZ vs SL Playing XI:

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera (WK), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal and Lasith Malinga​.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C),

Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry and Trent Boult.

NZ vs SL Toss: Williamson wins Toss, opts to bowl.

  • June 01, 2019 / 07:48 PM IST

    That brings us to the end of our live coverage from this game. Join us again tomorrow for all the live action from South Africa vs Bangladesh starting at 3 PM. Till then its goodbye! 

  • June 01, 2019 / 07:41 PM IST
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  • June 01, 2019 / 07:36 PM IST

    Kane Williamson (Winning Captain): A great start. Winning the toss and taking early wickets was crucial on that wicket. It was a terrific effort from the bowlers to keep that pressure for 30 overs. I don't think there is a problem with these pitches. With the new ball in both innings, you can expect some movement. When you bowl a side out for a lowish total, it's going to be quite a tough thing to defend, and the full ball won't be as threatening against unconventional cricket. It was slowish movement, so it was a surface where, if you can see off the movement, it's easier to bat, but we were fortunate to get early wickets because it stopped doing a lot at the back-end. In England we can expect different kinds of wickets. In the warm-up games we saw all kinds of attacks and wickets, so it is important to have a balanced attacks for these wickets. We didn't have too many conversations with the bowlers. but with the green tinge, you could expect the bowlers to be aggressive and they really were good up top. Munro played with freedom, and played a lot of shots, and that's going to infuse a lot of confidence, so we are hoping to carry this forward.

  • June 01, 2019 / 07:36 PM IST

    Dimuth Karunaratne (Losing Captain): Of course, I think 136 is not enough in these conditions. Me and Kusal batted well, but we lost wickets regularly after that. We need to build partnerships. In the morning it was seaming and swinging a little bit, and they had that advantage. They also had good bowlers to do that. Everyone is coming to watch some good entertaining cricket, so I'm looking forward to some good batting wickets. We batted well in practice games and practised hard, but we need to understand when to accelerate and stay patient before we go for our shots. It's tough to bat in these conditions, but we need to give ourselves a chance - after you get set, it's much easier to bat, and the part-timers come on so it's much easier to get runs against them.

  • June 01, 2019 / 07:32 PM IST

    Matt Henry is the Man of the Match for his figures of 3/29: It was good to get a green surface and Trent (Boult) made the most of it. We don't get many one day wickets like that, but it's nice when you get one. It is just important you go through your processes and try a few things. Not try and fitter too much and it is a long tournament. On a surface like that we were trying the full length and get them forward with them trying to hit us off our length. You make sure you keep coming in with your plans and hope that the plans would work. Makes a massive difference when the fielders do their job; they were brilliant today and it means a lot for our bowling attack. I really enjoyed my time at Kent last year, we had a lot of success with the white and the red ball. Always nice to come back here.

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  • June 01, 2019 / 07:27 PM IST

    Overs 15 to 16.1 roundup! Runs: 17 ; Wickets: 0 ; NZ 137/0

    Malinga returns to the attack but it’s an expensive over giving away 16 runs. Guptill gets back-to-back FOURs in the over and to make matters worse Malinga oversteps on the 5th delivery resulting in a no-ball and a free-hit. Malinga redeems himself on the free-hit delivery as he sends down an inch-perfect yorker which Guptill only just manages to dig out. The scores are levelled at the end of Malinga’s over.

    Mendis continues but it takes just one ball for Munro to seal the win with a single. A clinical display from New Zealand as they win by 10 wickets with 203 balls remaining.

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  • June 01, 2019 / 07:18 PM IST

    FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Guptill as Malinga sends down another short ball and the Kiwi batsman pulls it past fine leg in almost identical fashion. 

  • June 01, 2019 / 07:17 PM IST

    FOUR! Malinga pitches the 4th ball short and Guptill swivels as he pulls it beautifully to the fine leg fence.

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