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World Cup 2015: New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Scores, Feb 14, 2015

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Published on: Feb 13, 2015

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World Cup 2015, Pool A: New Zealand v Sri Lanka 1st Match Scores at Christchurch, Feb 14, 2015.Match scheduled to begin at 11:00 local time (22:00 GMT)

World Cup 2015, Pool A: New Zealand v Sri Lanka 1st Match Scores at Christchurch, Feb 14, 2015

Match scheduled to begin at 11:00 local time (22:00 GMT)

Teams: : New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Venu: Played at Adelaide Oval

Match Time: 03:30 AM IST, 22:00 GMT

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss & chose to bat bowl

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Full Scorecard

New Zealand:WWLWW (last five matches, most recent first)
Sri Lanka: WLLLW

Preview

The New Zealand team has spruced up its cricket machine one part at a time over the past few weeks, bossing matches from the start at times, roaring back to win them at others, and now their public is as primed for the big event as they are, Sri Lanka's hope for the World Cup has not burst entirely, but it is spluttering about the room, deflating quickly. Wednesday's ignominious loss to Zimbabwe in a warm-up match was the final ill omen for many. Sri Lanka's fans are passionate, but are largely not obsessive.

Match Stats

1.Kumar Sangakkara has 13,693 ODI runs. He requires 12 to overtake Ricky Ponting and move to second in the all-time list, behind Sachin Tendulkar.
2.To support the belief New Zealand are one of the three main contenders for the title, they have thethird-best win/loss percentagein ODIs since the start of 2014 of teams appearing this tournament.

3.Lasith Malinga averages 23.89 against New Zealand. Against other top eight nations, he has only done better against West Indies. 

4.Since the beginning of 2014, Kane Williamson's ODI average has increased by more than 10 runs - from 35.41 to 46.26
5.Sri Lanka have defeated New Zealand in their last five World Cup meetings. The last time New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in a World Cup was in 1992.

Teams

New Zealand team:MJ Guptill,BB McCullum,KS Williamson,LRPL Taylor,GD Elliott,Corey Anderson,L Ronchi,DL Vettori,TG Southee,AF Milne,TA Boult

Sri Lanka team:TM Dilshan,HDRL Thirimanne,KC Sangakkara,DPMD Jayawardene,AD Mathews,Dimuth Karunaratne,BMAJ Mendis,KMDN Kulasekara,RAS Lakmal,HMRKB Herath,SL Malinga

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