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  • 7:37 PM IST

    Kane Williamson (2/2): In the warm-up games we saw all kinds of attacks, so it is important to have a balanced attacks for these wickets. With the green tinge, you could expect the bowlers to be aggressive and they really were good up top. Munro played with freedom, and played a lot of shots, and that’s going to infuse a lot of confidence, so we are hoping to carry this forward.

  • 7:36 PM IST

    Kane Williamson (1/2): A great start.Winning the toss and taking early wickets was crucial on that wicket. It was a terrific effort from the bowlers. I don’t think there is a problem with these pitches. With the new ball from both ends, it’s an advantage. It was slowish movement, so it was a surface where, if you can see off the movement, it’s easier to bat, but we were fortunate to get early wickets.

  • 7:35 PM IST

    Dimuth Karunaratne (2/2): Everyone is coming to watch some good entertaining cricket, so I’m looking forward to some good batting wickets. We batted well in practice games and practised hard, but we need to understand when to accelerate and stay patient before we go for our shots. It’s tough to bat in these conditions, but we need to give ourselves a chance – after you get set, it’s much easier to bat, and the part-timers come on so it’s much easier to get runs against them.

  • 7:35 PM IST

    Dimuth Karunaratne (1/2): Of course, I think 136 is not enough in these conditions. Me and Kusal batted well, but we lost wickets regularly after that. We need to build partnerships. In the morning it was seaming and swinging a little bit, and they had that advantage. They also had good bowlers to do that.

  • 7:33 PM IST

    Matt Henry (2/2): Makes a massive difference when the fielders do their job; they were brilliant today and it means a lot for our bowling attack. I really enjoyed my time at Kent last year, we had a lot of success with the white and the red ball. Always nice to come back here.

  • 7:33 PM IST

    Matt Henry (1/2): It was good to get a green surface and we tried made the most of it. We don’t get many one day wickets like that, but it’s nice when you get one. It is just important you go through your processes and try a few things, not try and worry too much as it is a long tournament. On a surface like that we were trying the full length and get them forward with them trying to hit us off our length. You make sure you keep coming in with your plans and hope that the plans would work.

  • 7:20 PM IST

    THAT’S IT! IT’S A WRAP! New Zealand have outplayed Sri Lanka to kick off their World Cup 2019 campaign in style. A ten-wicket win. After the bowlers bundled out Sri Lanka for 136, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro have chased down the target in 16.1 overs. A comprehensive win in Cardiff for Kane Williamson and Co.

  • 7:01 PM IST

    HUNDRED UP! Martin Guptill and Colin Munro have brought up their respective fifties and New Zealand’s hundred. They are cruising and looking to seal a ten-wicket win. A 39-ball fifty for the right-hander while Munro has taken 41 balls to go past fifty. Solid solid start.

  • 6:46 PM IST

    NZ 77/0 in 10 overs vs SL: New Zealand are off to a flying start. They are scoring nearly at eight runs/over. While there have been a few plays and misses and edges flying around, New Zealand have not lost a wicket. They need 60 runs more to win this.

  • 6:31 PM IST

    FIFTY UP FOR NEW ZEALAND! Colin Munro has got a move on as he first hit Lakmal for a four and a six and then he and Guptill score 10 runs in the next over as New Zealand bring up fifty in the seventh over.

  • 6:21 PM IST

    NZ vs SL live score: New Zealand 26/0 after five overs: Martin Guptill and Colin Munro have made a watchful start but have not missed out on a chance to score whenever there is an opportunity.

  • 6:11 PM IST
    SL desperately need him to strike today

  • 6:09 PM IST

    Surnga Lakmal starts well from the other end, limits the Kiwi openers to just three runs.

  • 6:05 PM IST

    Martin Guptill starts with two fours in first over – Lasith Malinga has leaked 10 runs in the very first over.

  • 5:55 PM IST

    Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are out in the middle and so are the Sri Lankan players. The New Zealand chase is about to begin.

  • 5:50 PM IST
    New Zealand‘s pace attack made good use of a lively Sophia Gardens surface to bowl out Sri Lanka for 136 in 29.2 overs in game three of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Cardiff.

    Sri Lanka’s top order was guilty of a couple loose shots, but full credit to New Zealand’s attack for inducing shots and repeatedly beating the bat to keep up the intensity. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne became only the second batsman in World Cup history to carry his bat through an innings as he witnessed his batting order crumble
  • 5:42 PM IST

    Matt Henry (2/2): I thought we did a great job as a bowling unit today. Fantastic catching. You are only as good as your fielders. They were really good and that is the strength of our side. It is important to start the way we have, still need to chase these runs down, but as a bowling unit we want to keep taking wickets. Definitely I wouldn’t expect that (the wickets to be like this throughout the tournament).

  • 5:41 PM IST

    Matt Henry (1/2): It was good to play a game like that which puts you under pressure, good preparation (warm up game against West indies). We knew what we had to do – it was important to start well and make sure we keep coming at them. I think it is about being brave (bowling fuller) in those situations. We knew they would come hard at us, so we had to make sure we kept changing our pace and length.

  • 5:30 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE NZ vs SL: Sri Lanka all out for 136 versus New Zealand: THAT’S IT! Lockie Ferguson has disturbed the timber to dismiss Malinga as New Zealand bundle out Sri Lanka for 136 in Cardiff. The right-arm pacer has scalped three wickets as the Kiwis have wrapped up the Sri Lankan innings in under 30 overs.

  • 5:22 PM IST

    FIFTY! Dimuth Karunaratne, who opened the batting, has brought up his half-century. Well played, skipper! He would have been happy though had the other Sri Lankan batsmen stayed put and helped Sri Lanka put up a big total on the board.

  • 5:18 PM IST

    WICKET! Nine down. Boult joins the wicket-taking party, finally. Lakmal departs for seven as Santner takes an easy catch. Karunaratne is batting on 48. Will the Sri Lankan skipper get to score a half-century.

  • 5:00 PM IST

    Cricket World Cup 2019 live cricket score NZ vs SL, Sri Lanka 114/8 vs New Zealand: EIGHT DOWN! Jimmy Neesham joins the wicket-taking party as Isuru Udana departs for zero. Sri Lanka 114/8 as New Zealand get closer to wrap up the Sri Lankan innings.

  • 4:54 PM IST

    WICKET! Soon after Thisara Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne completed the fifty-run partnership, Santner has struck to dismiss the former for 27. Sri Lanka are seven down, New Zealand continue their dominance.

  • 4:46 PM IST

    HUNDRED UP! Sri Lanka have managed to go past the three-figure mark. Dimuth Karunaratne and Thisara Perera though have their task cut out to bail Sri Lanka from the trouble. Perera has got a reprieve as Santner could not hold on to a difficult catch. Can he make that count?

  • 4:33 PM IST

    Trent Boult returns into the attack. He has been the only Kiwi pacer (amongst those who have bowled) to take a wicket today as the likes of Henry, Ferguson and Grandhomme have shared six wickets amongst themselves.

  • 4:19 PM IST

    SIX DOWN! Second wicket for Lockie Ferguson as Jeevan Mendis departs. Sri Lanka seem to have no answers to whatever is dished out by the Kiwi pacers. They are in all sorts of trouble.

  • 4:13 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE NZ vs SL: FIVE DOWN! Sri Lanka are rattled in Cardiff. Colin de Grandhomme has struck in his first over as he dismisses Angelo Mathews to peg back Sri Lanka further. They are five down and if this continues, they will go down the Pakistan way. New Zealand, meanwhile, are continuing to dominate the proceedings.

  • 3:59 PM IST

    OUT! LBW! Lockie Ferguson strikes in his first over, traps Dhananjaya de Silva before the wickets. Sri Lanka have lost the plot with a flurry of wickets. They are in trouble. 53/4

  • 3:40 PM IST

    TWO IN TWO! Matt Henry is on a roll as Sri Lanka lose two wickets on two successive deliveries. First, Henry ends the Kusal Perera show as the left-hander tries to go big but mistimes and Colin de Grandhomme takes an easy catch. And then on the next ball, sends Kusal Mendis packing as Guptill takes a good catch in the slips. Sri Lanka 46/3

  • 3:32 PM IST

    SL 41/1 after 7 overs vs NZ: Kusal Perera has been in a counterattacking mood as he is keeping the scoreboard ticking for Sri Lanka after Lahiru Thirimanne’s fall in the first over. There’s a lot of Sanath Jayasuriya in a way he hits those fours and it’s on display here again.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Match 3 live score: Clinical New Zealand outplay Sri Lanka in Cardiff

Live cricket score SL vs NZ Cricket World Cup 2019

Hello and wlecome to our live coverage of  Match 3 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Saturday.



In a packed international calendar where certain teams end up meeting each other almost as much as fish meet chips in England – that would be you, India and Australia and India and Sri Lanka – these two opponents do not know quite what to expect on Saturday at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens as the open their respective World Cup campaigns.

It is that uncertainty which Williamson and Dimuth Karunaratne spoke of before the match, as well as how recent form does not count for much in a World Cup.

Williamson’s Black Caps are eager to keep playing their attractive brand of ODI cricket, while not looking back at the 2015 World Cup where they thrashed their way to the final at the MCG. Sri Lanka have won a solitary ODI this year, against Scotland a couple of weeks ago. Before that, they were beaten 0-3 in New Zealand lost all five matches in South Africa. They last beat New Zealand in an ODI in December 2015.

Sri Lanka have a new captain in Karunaratne, who was appointed in April having not played an ODI since 2015. In their ranks are veterans such as Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal and the recalled Lahiru Thirimanne. Their captaincy selections have been topsy-turvy over the past year, adding to the feeling that this is a jaded and somewhat incoherent team.


Here is today’s Dream11 pick for SL vs NZ

My Dream XI Team

1.Kusal Perera, 2.Tom Latham, 3. Dimuth Karunaratne, 4. Kane Williamson, 5. Martin Guptill (CAPTAIN), 6. Ross Taylor, 7. Thisara Perera (VICE CAPTAIN), 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Lasith Malinga, 10. Trent Boult, 11. Lockie Ferguson