New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights: The New format of cricket, the new way of cricket. Here is T20 World Cup for cricket fans. We cannot deny how exciting the T20 cricket and this World Cup. Now the giants of cricket are going play. No matter it is a warm-up match, but pressure is on. Warm Up match is like a judgement on how we can play and survive against our opponent. Our fans will judge on how will be our world cup.
Sri Lanka – They aren’t in their best form. Moreover, most of the team are filled with the youngsters. But you cannot make a conclusion on the thing as anything can happen in cricket. They have in-form Dinesh Chandimal who is capable of handling the top order. While Angelo Mathews is made to finish of the game. Unfortunately, Lasith Malinga is injured but they have a top wicket-taker spinner Rangana Herath.
New Zealand – Brendon McCullum is not going to play the World Cup. Well, sad thing for fans is we are going see his magic in the World Cup. McCullum was always a dangerous player. Always helping his side to increase the run rate basically, this was his role. This will be the huge drawback for the side. But it doesn’t mean they are going to fade in this T20 World Cup. New – Zealand has giant batting order. With their captain Kane Williamson and Corey Anderson the destructive force while Martin Guptill is always there to handle the top order of New Zealand. Well, don’t forget Ross Taylor who is always there to handle the middle order.
New Zealand hasn’t experienced the great T20 World Cup. Always used to knock out in Super Round. But this time, I don’t think the same chapter is going to repeat as this side is one of the favourites. With both batting and balling is concrete they are surely going to flourish the ICC T20 World Cup 2016.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights
Toss – New Zealand won the toss, and opted to bat first.
1st Innings – New Zealand started their innings scoring at 7 per over. At the end of the powerplay, NZ had a score of 57/1 losing Kane Williamson. As soon as Guptill lose his wicket, Corey Anderson and Munro press down the accelerator. At 10th over, Munro scored 4 consecutive sixes to Dasun Shanaka. Corey Anderson and Colin Munro made 92 runs partnership in just 42 balls.
Munro scored 67 runs in 34 balls (7 sixes) and Anderson’s 60 in 29 balls (4 fours, 5 sixes) helped NZ reach 226/5 in 20 overs.
2nd Innings – In one word, Sri Lanka struggled. They first struggle with bowling, and also struggled with their batting in 2nd innings. Losing 2 quick wicket, slowed down Sri Lanka’s batting. As at end of powerplay i.e. 6 overs, Sri Lanka had the score of 21/2. As at this point, SL needed 206 in just 82 balls.
Even Sri Lanka had felt their loss at this point. The batsman instead of playing at 14 RRR (required run-rate), were playing at 6.5 per overs. Sri Lanka landed at 152/7 at the end of 20 overs.
As a result, New Zealand won the match by 74 runs.
T20 World Cup 2016 Qualifier Match – New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Match Result
New Zealand – 226/5 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka – 152/7 (20 overs)
Man of the Match – Colin Munro (67 runs in 34 balls)