New Zealand and Sri Lanka faced off in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday, March 25.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl first.
New Zealand’s batting lineup put up a challenging total of 274 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 49.3 overs. Finn Allen (51 runs off 49 balls) and Rachin Ravindra (49 runs off 52 balls) were the top-scorers for the Blackcaps while Chamika Karunaratne (4 wickets for 43 runs in 9 overs) was the pick of the bowlers for the touring party.
In reply, Sri Lanka’s batting lineup struggled to cope with New Zealand’s bowling attack, and were all out for just 76 runs in 19.5 overs. Henry Shipley (5 wickets for 31 runs in 7 overs) and Daryl Mitchell (2 wickets for 12 runs in 3 overs) were the top-performing bowlers for New Zealand.
New Zealand won the match convincingly by 198 runs and Shipley was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ for his maiden five wicket haul.
Sri Lanka’s aspirations for direct qualification to the ODI World Cup later this year depend on the ongoing series, and this demoralizing defeat means they must swiftly enhance their performance if they wish to sustain those hopes.
The next match between the two teams will take place at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on March 28, 2023.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Best ODI bowling by Canterbury players at Eden Park
5-31 Henry Shipley v Sri Lanka 25 March 2023
5-32 Rod Latham v Australia 28 March 1993#NZvSL
— Francis Payne (@FPayne100) March 25, 2023
76 all out – well, at least SL avoided their lowest total in ODIs in 2023 (73 v. India) so far… #BePositive #LookOnTheBrightSide #NZvSL
— TheBoundaryEdge (@TheBoundaryEdge) March 25, 2023
New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka by 198 runs in the first ODI.#NZvSL Scorecard: https://t.co/geEz83OBsu #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/TrHJN3rtRe
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 25, 2023
Maiden 5-wicket haul in ODIs for Henry Shipley (5-31) as NZ demolish SL by 198 runs in the first ODI
76 all out – shocking!#NZvSL
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) March 25, 2023
Absolutely dominating win for the @BLACKCAPS featuring a 5 Wicket Bag for the the Good Ship Henry Shipley!!!
(📹 @sparknzsport) pic.twitter.com/nQDpbSc6SX
— The ACC (@TheACCnz) March 25, 2023
73/10 v 🇮🇳
76/10 v 🇳🇿
Last 2 ODI scores of Sri lanka 🇱🇰
Nothing going in their way !! 🤦🏻♀️😮
They are on the verge of getting Zimbabwe’s ticket for playing Qualifiers of 2023 world cup, if they loses next match. #Cricket #NZvSL #SLvNZ
— Visheshta Jotwani 🌸💓 (@visheshtaaa_j15) March 25, 2023
Srilanka can only secure direct qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup if
They beat New Zealand in their next 2 matches &
Hope Netherlands beat South Africa in 1 out of 2 matches &
Ireland don’t whitewash Bangladesh in May #NZvSL#Cricket pic.twitter.com/pyOE0T6R6k
— Arnav Singh (@Arnavv43) March 25, 2023
New Zealand claim a comprehensive win and take 1-0 lead in the ODI series.#NZvSL pic.twitter.com/g2i47BMR0x
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) March 25, 2023
New Zealand cricketers who have taken 5 fer against Srilanka in ODIs
Richard Hadlee – 5/25 at 1983 WC
Danny Morrison – 5/34 in Sharjah 1996
Matt Henry – 5/40 in Mt Maunganui 2016
Henry Shipley – 5/31 in Auckland 2023
— Austinion (@Austin40276662) March 25, 2023
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 198 runs in the first ODI match and taken 1-0 lead in this series. What a dominating performance by Kiwis – Finn Allen highest scorer and Henry Shipley picked 5 wickets for New Zealand.
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 25, 2023
For the second time in ODIs, Sri Lanka are bowled out in less than 20 overs as they are all out for 76 in 19.5 overs, their 5th lowest score in the format and successive below 100 score when chasing. Henry Shipley takes his maiden fifer as New Zealand win by 198 runs pic.twitter.com/oq7OBiHDbo
— Akhila Seneviratne (@AkhilaSene97) March 25, 2023
#Twitter #reactions #Henry #Shipleys #maiden #fifer #power #Zealand #thumping #win #Sri #Lanka #ODI