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Match Report - ICC Cricket Worldcup 2015

 
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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka (NZ vs SL) Match-1
Date : 14 February 2015
Venue : Hagley Oval, Christchurch
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Man of the match : CJ Anderson (New Zealand)
14 February 2015

Opening of ICC Worldcup 2015 has been played between host New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval, Christchurch today. New Zealand with splendid performances won the match by huge margins of 98 runs and open account with 2 points of points tally of ICC Worldcup 2015. CJ Anderson declared man of the match for his superb inning of 75 runs in 46 balls and picked up 2 important wickets.

Earlier Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first. Nothing gone in fabor of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan pacer failed to bowled well initially and New Zealand openers MJ Guptill and skipper BB McCullum made healthy partnership of 111 runs for 1st wicket in 15.5 overs. BB McCullum played remarkable inning of 65 runs in just 49 balls from top and put Kivis in command. KS Williamson joined with MJ Guptill and played useful inning of 57 runs in 65 balls. In later overs CJ Anderson played stroming inning of 75 runs of just 46 balls and New Zealand managed to put huge scrore of 331 runs in 50 overs.

Following huge target of 332 runs, Sri Lanka made good start initially with HDRL Thirimanne and TM Dilshan. Both added 67 runs for 1st wicket in 12.6 overs before TM Dilshan got out. KC Sangakkara joined with Thirimanne and played good inning of 39 runs. DPMD Jayawardene failed today and gone for a duck today. Skipper AD Mathews tried his best and managed to score 46 runs but, could not saved match and Sri Lanka team all out scoring 227 runs in 46.1 overs. New Zealand registered remarkable victory by huge margins of 98 runs and became 1st team to note 2 points in points tally of ICC Worldcup 2015.

CJ Anderson declared man of the maatch for his superb inning of 75 runs in 46 balls and picked up 2 important wickets.

Points - New Zealand 2, Sri Lanka 0
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ICC Worldcup Points Table 2015