NZ vs SL: New Zealand’s winning juggernaut continues to roll on as they outclassed Sri Lanka by 65 runs on Saturday, October 29 at Sydney Cricket Ground to retain their top spot in the Group 1 points table of T20 World Cup 2022.
Chasing the stiff target of 168 runs, Sri Lanka bundled out for 102 runs with only Bhanuka Rajapaksa (34 off 22) and skipper Dasun Shanaka (35 off 32) managing to touch two-digit figures.
For New Zealand, the left-arm quick Trent Boult was the wrecker-in-chief as he picked a four-wicket haul while conceding just 13 runs in his four overs’ spell. Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi also got two scalps each.
Earlier, Glenn Phillips’ 104 off 64 balls guided the Blackcaps to 167 for 7 despite the side being reduced to 15 for 3 at one stage after their skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first.
For Sri Lanka, Kausn Rajitha picked two wickets while conceding 23 runs in his four overs’ quota while the likes of Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Maheesh Theekshana picked a wicket each.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, T20 World Cup 2022 – Match 27: Brief Score
|New Zealand||167/7 (20 Overs)|
|Glenn Phillips||104 (64)||Kasun Rajitha||2/23 (4)|
|Daryl Mitchell||22 (24)||Dhananjaya de Silva||1/14 (2)|
|Mitchell Santner||11* (5)||Wanindu Hasaranga||1/22 (4)|
|Sri Lanka||102 (19.2 Overs)|
|Dasun Shanaka||35 (32)||Trent Boult||4/13 (4)|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||34 (22)||Mitchell Santner||2/21 (4)|
|Kasun Rajitha||8* (21)||Ish Sodhi||2/21 (3.2)|
- Result: New Zealand won by 65 runs.
- Player of the Match: Glenn Phillips – 104 (64)
New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway (w), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha