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Cricket World Cup Records: New Zealand vs Sri Lankan cricket teams

 Sri lanka vs New Zealand

  • The two cricketing nations have met 7 times in world cup matches. Sri Lankan cricket team has won 4 while New Zealand cricket team has won 3 matches.
  • In the first ever match played between these two countries, 7 players made their ODI debut; 4 from Sri Lankan cricket team and 3 from New Zealand cricket team.
  • As minnows of 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup, Sri Lankan cricket team bowled out New Zealand team on 181. Sri Lanka won that match by 3 wickets scoring a big upset.
  • New Zealand batsman Scott Styris has scored 2 centuries while Sri Lankan batsmen Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawerdene have scored 1 century apiece in the world cup matches involving these teams.
  • 1st Semi-final of 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was played between these two countries. Mahela Jayawerdene scored a century while Muttiah mulritharan took 4/31 as Sri Lanka easily won that match by 87 runs.
  • Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan have been the most successful bowlers from Sri Lankan side against New Zealand cricket team in the recent years.
  • New Zealand bowlers Daniel Vettori and James Franklin have picked key wickets of Sri Lankan batsmen at important moments.
  • The teams have not played any world cup match against each other in the world cups of 1975, 1987, 1996 and 1999. 
  • In world cup cricket 2011, New Zealand faced Srilanka in a league match. Srilanka batted first. Sri lankan cricket team scored 265 runs for 9 wickets in the 50 overs they faced. It was a serious batting collapse from New Zealand’s side which handed over Sri lanka a very comrehensive win. New Zealand was all out for 153 is 35 overs. Sri lankan cricket team won by a margin of 112 runs. The record between these two teams thus stands with an edge for Sri lanka. New Zealand in general was in good form during the world cup 2011. However, in their match against Sri lanka, they were not as impressive as their other performances in the same world cup tournament.
  • In 2015 Cricket World Cup, New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka in their pool A match of group stage. New Zealand scored 331 runs whereas Sri Lank was all out at 233 runs. 

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