The pacers pick up three wickets apiece as Sri Lanka crumbles without a fight; skipper Karunaratne carries his bat
New Zealand made a flying start to its World Cup campaign as paceman Matt Henry struck three times in a 10wicket thrashing of Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Henry returned figures of three for 29 and combined with fellow paceman Lockie Ferguson, who also took three wickets, to bowl out Sri Lanka for just 136 in 29.2 overs. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro then hit unbeaten half-centuries to make short work of their modest target.
The Kiwis cruised home in 16.1 overs to register their third win in a World Cup game by 10 wickets.
The right-left batting combination of Guptill, who hit 73, and Munro, who scored 58, had little trouble in smashing the Sri Lankan bowlers to all parts of the ground.
Guptill hammered eight fours and two sixes including one that sailed out of the ground.
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June 2, 2019