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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka- World Cup records

Sri lanka vs New Zealand

  • The two teams have met 8 times in world cup matches. Sri Lanka has won 5 while New Zealand has won 3 matches.
  • 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.
  • The teams have also met in the 1st Semi-final of 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. Mahela Jayawerdene scored a century while Muttiah mulritharan took 4/31 as Sri Lanka easily won that match by 87 runs.
  • Muttiah Muralitharan has been the most successful bowlers from Sri Lankan side against New Zealand cricket team in the world cup matches; he has taken 13 wickets in just 4 matches.
  • The teams have met In Group match of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara scored 111 runs; Sri Lanka won that match by 112 runs.
  • Brendon McCullum, Chamara Silva, Daniel Vettori, Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga, Mahela Jayawerdene, Muttiah Muralitharan, Scott Styris, Tilakaratne Dilshan and Upal Tharagana are the veterans of the 1st semi-final of 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Although Both New Zealand Cricket Team and Sri lanka Cricket Team have previously qualified for the World Cup Cricket semi finals and final, New Zealand has never won a World Cup so far.

 The 2011 cricket world cup encounter of Sri lanka and New Zealand proved to be a low scoring game. New Zealand batted first. They could only score 217 runs in total and were all out in 48.5 overs. In response where it was expected that the formidable batting unit of Sri lanka will prove to be steady, they lost some quick wickets too. In the end Sri lanka scored 22o runs for 5 wickets in 47.5 overs. Sri lanka defeated New Zealand cricket team in the semi final of 2011 cricket world cup with the margin of 5 wickets. Sri lanka thus booked its place in the final of the tournament.

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