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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2015


Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - ICC Cricket World Cup tournament of the 1st ODI match played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch in 14th February 2015.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Highlights
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Stunning half-centuries from Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill's 49 sets up to New Zealand massive 98-run victory over Sri Lanka in the opening game of a World Cup.

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* New Zealand's 98-run win was their eighth largest victory by terms of runs in World Cup and It is their biggest victory against Sri Lanka in World Cups.

* New Zealand's 331 was their second highest score against Sri Lanka in One-day international, It is their highest total against Sri Lanka in World Cup and their joint third highest ODI-score in World Cups.

New Zealand scored massive total of 331-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Corey Anderson 75, Brendon McCullum blasted a 65 off 49-balls including 10-fours & a six with strike rate of 132.65.

Kane Williamson scored 57 off 65-balls including 5-fours & a six, Martin Guptill 49 off 62-balls - who fell one-run short of his half-century - included five boundaries.

Luke Ronchi hammered a unbeaten 29 off 19-balls including 4-fours with strike rate of 152.63 and Grant Elliott scored 29 off 34-balls included 2-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal both took 2-wickets and one for Rangana Herath and Nuwan Kulasekara.

Sri Lanka scored 233 for all-out in 46.1 overs with top scorer by Lahiru Thirimanne struck 65 off 60-balls including eight boundaries, Angelo Mathews scored 46, Kumar Sangakkara 39 and Tillakaratne Dilshan 24.

New Zealand best bowler by Corey Anderson, Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee, Adam Milne and Trent Boult each took 2-wickets.

Corey Anderson named Player of the match for his all-round performance to took 2-wickets for 18-runs in 3.1-overs after smashing a rapid 75-runs knocked off facing 46-balls including 8-fours and 2-sixea with strike rate of 163.04.