New Zealand got their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign to the perfect start by registering a clinical 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday (June 1).
Sri Lanka fell like nine pins and succumbed to 136 in 29.2 overs after being put into bat. New Zealand hardly broke a sweat in pursuit of the target, losing no wickets and finishing off the game in 16.1 overs as both Colin Munro (58*) and Martin Guptill (73*) made half-centuries.
If we talk about pitch, the pitch was flat that’s why it was in the favor of batsman very well.
And if we talk about the weather, the expected temperature was about 21 to 23 Celsius so it was good news for team and fans. No cloud was expected on the ground.
The game started well enough for Sri Lanka as Lahiru Thirimanne hit Henry for a boundary on the first ball of the innings. Kusal Perera put together a 42-run stand with Dimuth Karunaratne but once the former departed, the floodgates opened and Sri Lanka never recovered.