NZ vs SL: Sri Lanka team kneels before Kiwi bowlers, New Zealand won the first ODI by 198 runs.
NZ vs SL 1st ODI. The first match of the three-match ODI series was played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka (NZ vs SL 1st ODI) played at Eden Park in Auckland.
Batting first in this match, the hosts gave a target of 275 runs to the Sri Lankan team to win.
After this, the Sri Lankan team, chasing the target, was reduced to just 76 runs in 19.5 overs and thus New Zealand won the first ODI by a huge margin of 198 runs.
In fact, the New Zealand Cricket Team won the first ODI against Sri Lanka by 198 runs. This was the 7th biggest win in ODI cricket in terms of runs for the Kiwi team.
Batting first, the New Zealand team scored 274 runs in 49.3 overs due to the strong innings of Finn Allen and Daryl Mitchell. Apart from him, Glenn Phillips scored 39 and Rachin Ravindra scored 49 runs.
At the same time, Chamika Karunaratne from the Sri Lankan team got a total of 4 wickets in 9 overs, while Kasun-Lahiru got 2-2 success, and Dilshan and Shanaka got one success each.
NZ vs SL: Sri Lankan team’s innings.
After this, chasing the target of 275 runs, the start of the Sri Lankan team was a flop. Both the batsmen returned to the pavilion after scoring just 13 runs.
After this Kusal Mendis returned to the pavilion without opening an account. Angelo Mathews scored the most runs for the team. He scored 18 runs off 25 balls, which included 3 fours.
At the same time, Henry Shipley took a total of 5 wickets from the Kiwi team, while Daryl Mitchell and Blair Tickner got 2-2 success. In this way, the Sri Lankan team got reduced to 76 runs only.