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ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lanka's Ordinary Performance Leaves Twitter Disappointed

Cricketnext Staff |June 1, 2019, 7:58 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lanka's Ordinary Performance Leaves Twitter Disappointed

Sri Lanka were at the receiving end of a masterclass from the New Zealand bowlers as they suffered a massive 10-wicket loss in their 2019 World Cup opener at Cardiff.

The day started on a bad note for Sri Lanka with a heap of wickets falling within the first few overs, with Matt Henry doing the bulk of the damage.

While the ball was doing the talking, the bails also had a say. Dimuth Karunaratne found some luck when Trent Boult’s delivery grazed the off stump but the bails remained in their grooves.

The seamers continued to make inroads into the batting order. Sri Lankan captain held his end and remained unbeaten but his side were bundled out for 136.

Any hopes of an upset were squashed by the New Zealand openers as half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Colin Munro meant the Kiwis eased to a 10-wicket win.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
4
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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