As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2013, Game 4

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 9, 2013, 2:11 PM IST
As it happened: New Zealand  vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2013, Game 4

Live updates from Game 4 between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Cardiff

With their morale sky high after a 2-1 series win over England, New Zealand would look to carry their good form into the Champions Trophy when they clash with Sri Lanka in a Group A match here on Sunday.

Sri Lanka have an overwhelming record of winning 10 of their last 11 ODI matches and six in a row against the Kiwis but the Black Caps would back themselves to reverse the trend, particularly when their batsmen are in superb touch.

Opener Martin Guptill smashed two consecutive hundreds against England, Ross Taylor hit half-centuries in all the three matches of the series and skipper Brendon McCullum on his day can demolish any attack. So, much of the Kiwis' fortunes would depended on how their top-order performs.

First Published: June 9, 2013, 2:11 PM IST

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