New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2023 M.CHINNASWAMY STADIUM: NZ Clinch Semis Spot with Commanding Win

New Zealand’ Bowling Precision Dismantles Lankan Lineup

In a display of sheer dominance in New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, New Zealand’s bowling attack, led by the experienced Trent Boult, dismantled the Sri Lankan batting order. Boult’s milestone of 50 World Cup wickets set the tone for the match, as Sri Lanka struggled to build momentum, culminating in a total that was easily within reach for the New Zealand.

Conway and Ravindra’s Opening Stand Sets the Stage

The Kiwi openers, Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra, laid a solid foundation for the chase. They exhibited a masterclass in measured aggression. Their partnership highlighted the gulf in class, propelling New Zealand towards the target with confidence and ease.

New Zealand’s Middle Order Ensures Smooth Sail

Following the departure of the openers, the middle order, particularly Daryll Mitchell, took the reins, maintaining the run flow. Their unflinching approach underlined New Zealand’s depth in batting, turning what could have been a tricky chase into a walkover.

Sri Lanka’s Fading Hopes for Champions Trophy Qualification

Sri Lanka’s performance was a tale of what could have been, marked by early dismissals. A lack of substantial partnerships left them vulnerable. This loss has significant implications for their aspirations for future tournaments, placing them in a precarious position.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Conclusion

New Zealand’s comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka has virtually guaranteed them a spot. This five-wicket win comes as a significant step towards the World Cup 2023 semi-finals. The Kiwis, who have had a rollercoaster tournament, showed class and composure, reminiscent of their 2019 campaign. Sri Lanka is left to reflect on a campaign that now hangs in the balance as they prepare to potentially face India in the semis. Their road to the Champions Trophy 2025 is looking increasingly challenging.

Sri Lanka Batting Scorecard

Pathum Nissankac †Latham b Southee2890025.00
Kusal Pererac Santner b Ferguson51284692182.14
Kusal Mendis (c)†c Ravindra b Boult67111085.71
Sadeera Samarawickramac Mitchell b Boult1220050.00
Charith Asalankalbw b Boult881610100.00
Angelo Mathewsc Mitchell b Santner1627332059.25
Dhananjaya de Silvac Mitchell b Santner1924362179.16
Chamika Karunaratnec †Latham b Ferguson617281035.29
Maheesh Theekshananot out38911093041.75
Dushmantha Chameerac Boult b Ravindra12032005.00
Dilshan Madushankac †Latham b Ravindra1948562039.58
Extras (lb 1, w 3)4
Total46.4 Ov (RR: 3.66)171

Sri Lanka Bowling Scorecard

Trent Boult1033733.70456030
Tim Southee805216.50296300
Lockie Ferguson1023523.50436000
Mitchell Santner1022222.20452000
Rachin Ravindra7.402122.73281000
Glenn Phillips10303.0030000

New Zealand Batting Scorecard

Devon Conwayc de Silva b Chameera45425490107.14
Rachin Ravindrac de Silva b Theekshana42346133123.52
Kane Williamsonb Mathews1415262093.33
Daryl Mitchellc Asalanka b Mathews43314552138.70
Mark Chapmanrun out (Samarawickrama/Mathews)761310116.66
Glenn Phillipsnot out17101530170.00
Tom Latham †not out22300100.00
Extras (w 2)2
Total23.2 Ov (RR: 7.37)172

New Zealand Bowling Scorecard

Dilshan Madushanka6.205809.151611010
Maheesh Theekshana704316.14246100
Dhananjaya de Silva2022011.0031200
Dushmantha Chameera412015.00171200
Angelo Mathews402927.25104010

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