ICC World Cup 2023 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 41st Match Highlights: NZ won by 5 wickets

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first. Sri Lanka set a total of 171 runs on the board, losing all their wickets in 46.4 overs. New Zealand efficiently chased down the target in just 23.2 overs while losing 5 wickets in the process.

By Crickified Mohit
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ODI World Cup 2023 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 41st Match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

The 41st match of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to take place between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Both teams are in desperate need of a win to boost their standings in the tournament. The match will be held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday, November 9. As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await this exciting clash, let's delve into the details of the teams, the venue, and the key players to watch out for.


  New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 41st Match 
  publive-image  NZ won by 5 wkts
publive-imageSL   171 (46.4)
publive-imageNZ   172/5 (23.2)
  Venue   M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  Date & Time   Thurs, Nov 09, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   NZ opt to bowl
  Player of the Match   Trent Boult


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NZ vs SL Match Highlights

Sri Lanka Inning:

New Zealand, having won the toss, chose to field first. During the powerplay, Sri Lanka managed to accumulate 74 runs but at the cost of losing 5 wickets. Pathum (2), Mendis (6), and Samarawickrama (1) contributed to the score. However, it was Kusal Perera who shone by achieving a half-century with 51 runs off just 28 balls, including 9 fours and 2 sixes. Unfortunately, Perera was caught out.

Sri Lanka's innings came to an end at 171 runs in 46.4 overs. Mathews (16), de Silva (19), Theekhshana (38), and Madushanka (19) all played their part in building the team's total.

New Zealand Inning:

Chasing the target of 172 runs, New Zealand scored an impressive 73 runs in the powerplay without losing any wickets. Devon Conway made a solid contribution with 45 runs off 42 balls, including 9 boundaries. Meanwhile, Rachin added 42 runs off 34 deliveries, featuring 3 fours and 3 sixes before getting caught out by Dhananjaya. Unfortunately, Williamson was bowled out after scoring 14 runs off 15 balls with 2 fours. Mitchell delivered an outstanding performance, scoring 43 runs from just 31 balls, including 5 boundaries and 2 sixes. Mark (7), Phillips (17), and Tom (2) then contributed the final runs to secure the target total. New Zealand successfully chased down the target in a swift 23.2 overs of the game.


Top Performers of the Match

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Kusal Perera   SL   51   28   9   2   182.14


  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Boult   NZ   10   3   37   3   0   3   3.70

Match Details

The highly anticipated ODI World Cup 2023 match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka is all set to take place at the iconic M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Cricket fans can mark their calendars for Thursday, November 9th, when this exciting clash will kick off at 2:00 PM IST. Don't miss out on the action-packed showdown between New Zealand and Sri Lanka!

The Teams' Recent Performances

New Zealand has been going through a rough patch, suffering four consecutive defeats in the ongoing World Cup. Currently, they hold the fourth position with four wins and as many defeats. A victory in the upcoming game against Sri Lanka would secure their spot in the semifinals of the tournament.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka has also faced disappointment in their recent matches, losing three games consecutively against Afghanistan, India, and Bangladesh. Following their defeat against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka's hopes of progressing further in the competition were shattered. Nevertheless, they will be determined to end their campaign on a positive note by defeating New Zealand.

NZ vs SL Head-to-Head Record

The history of clashes between these two teams is quite interesting. Out of the 101 matches they have played against each other, New Zealand has emerged victorious in 51 matches, while Sri Lanka has won 41 matches. There has been one tied match and eight matches with no result. The first encounter between the two teams took place on June 9, 1979, and their most recent clash was on March 31, 2023.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report

The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is well-known for its batter-friendly pitch. The surface offers an even amount of pace and bounce, making it conducive to high-scoring matches. The outfield is speedy, and the boundaries are relatively shorter, allowing the batsmen to score more runs. However, as the game progresses, the spinners are likely to come into play and find assistance from the pitch.


Stadium Cap  Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 40,000 Flat Batting-Friendly 232 Chase

Probable Best Performers

In a high-stakes match like this, certain players are expected to shine with their performances. Let's take a look at the probable best batter and bowler for each team:

Probable Best Batter: Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)

Rachin Ravindra has been in exceptional form throughout the tournament. He is currently the leading run-scorer for New Zealand, with an impressive tally of 523 runs at an average of 74.71 and a strike rate of 107.39. Ravindra has already scored three centuries and two half-centuries, making him a key player to watch out for in this clash.

Probable Best Bowler: Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka)

Dilshan Madushanka has been a standout performer for Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup. With 21 wickets to his name, he is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. Madushanka has displayed exceptional bowling skills, maintaining an excellent economy rate of 6.48. Despite Sri Lanka's overall performance, Madushanka's contributions have been crucial, and he will be aiming to make an impact in this match as well.

Probable Playing XIs

New Zealand (NZ): Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult 

Sri Lanka (SL): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c, wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka 

Today's Match Prediction

Making predictions in cricket is always a challenging task, as the game is full of uncertainties. However, considering the current form and team dynamics, the team batting first is expected to have the advantage and win the match. It will be fascinating to witness how the teams strategize and execute their game plans to come out on top.


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The clash between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the ODI World Cup 2023 promises to be an exciting encounter. Both teams will be looking to secure a victory and enhance their chances of progressing further in the tournament. With the M Chinnaswamy Stadium providing a platform for high-scoring matches, fans can expect an entertaining contest between bat and ball. Keep an eye on the key players mentioned above as they have the potential to play match-winning roles. Let the battle begin!

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