Henry shines as New Zealand trounce Sri Lanka in World Cup

CARDIFF, United Kingdom: New Zealand done a drifting start to their World Cup debate as paceman Matt Henry struck 3 times in a 10-wicket trashing of sad Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Henry returned total of 3-29 and total with associate paceman Lockie Ferguson, who also took 3 wickets, to play out Sri Lanka for usually 136 in 29.2 overs in Cardiff.

Martin Guptill and Colin Munro afterwards strike dominant half-centuries to make brief work of their medium target.

The Kiwis cruised home in 16.1 overs to register their third win in a World Cup diversion by 10 wickets.

The right-left batting multiple of Guptill, who strike 73, and Munro, who scored 58, had small difficulty in outstanding a Sri Lankan bowlers to all tools of a ground.

Guptill beaten 8 fours and dual sixes including one strike that sailed out of a ground.

But it was Henry’s spell of 7 true overs that non-stop a gates for New Zealand’s mastery opposite a 1996 champions.

“It’s a good start for us. You wish a offset conflict going into any surface. It is critical that we have that to have assertive options for opposite occasions,” New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said.

“The dual during a tip played beautifully. It was good for those guys to play a few shots. It was a good all-round performance.”

Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne added: “It was a good toss to win. In a morning it was seaming and swinging. They had that advantage and they have good bowlers to do that, so they took their chance.

“The batters aren’t low on confidence. We batted good in some use games and we work unequivocally hard. We need to consider about a game.”

– Incisive gait –

Henry stood out in a deficiency of comparison paceman Tim Southee, who missed a diversion due to a calf injury, with his satirical gait and swing.

He struck with a second smoothness of a diversion to send Lahiru Thirimanne trudging behind to a pavilion after a maladroit opener had strike a range from a initial ball.

Thirimanne was primarily ruled not out by a on-field umpire, though a Kiwis successfully reviewed a lbw call in their foster after replays suggested a round pitched on line and would have strike a batsman’s leg stump.

The maladroit Karunaratne, who has returned to a one-day side after a opening of 4 years, afterwards put on 42 runs for a second wicket with Kusal Perera.

But Williamson kept Henry on for a bowler’s fifth over and a preference paid off as he got Perera for 29 and Kusal Mendis though scoring on unbroken deliveries.

Dhananjaya de Silva played a hat-trick round with a stately off drive, though shortly fell to a gait of Lockie Ferguson after being trapped lbw.

Karunaratne fought on to register his third ODI fifty in 81 balls before he ran out of partners after Lasith Malinga was bowled by Ferguson for one.

Karunaratne’s dominant 52 done him usually a second opener in World Cup story to lift his bat by a finished innings.

The attainment had formerly been achieved by a West Indies’ Ridley Jacobs, who done an dominant 49 opposite Australia in 1999.

Pacemen Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner, a team’s usually spinner, claimed a wicket each.

New Zealand, runners-up in a 2015 edition, will subsequent face Bangladesh on Jun 5, while Sri Lanka accommodate Afghanistan on Jun 4.—AFP

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