Conway and Ravindra century helps Kiwis beat England by 9 wickets (Image Credit:- Twitter)
Devon Conway (152* runs from 121 balls) and Rachin Ravindra (123* runs from 96 balls) helps New Zealand beat England by 9 wickets in ICC Cricket World Cup opening match. Elected to field first New Zealand restrict England to 282/9 and chased it down in 36.2 overs with 9 wickets remaining.
England openers Jonny Bairstow (33 runs from 35 balls) and Dawid Malan (14 runs from 24 balls) scored 40 runs for the opening wicket before Matt Henry dismissed Dawid Malan. New Zealand bowlers picked wickets at regular intervals and put England under pressure.
Joe Root (77 runs from 86 balls) and Jos Buttler (43 runs from 42 balls) partnership of 70 runs from 72 balls is the only half century stand in England innings. Many England batters got start but failed to convert it to a big score.
Root top scorer for England with 77 (Image Credit:- Twitter)
Adil Rashid (15* runs from 13 balls) and Mark Wood (13* runs from 14 balls) scored 30 runs from 26 balls for the tenth wicket helps them to reach 282/9. Opener Jonny Bairstow scored 33.
Matt Henry (3/48 in 10 overs) , Glenn Philips (2/17 in 3 overs) , Mitchell Santner (2/37 in 10 overs) , Trent Boult (1/48 in 10 overs) and Rachin Ravindra (1/76 in 10 overs) are the wicket takers for Kiwis.
Sam Curran dismissed Will Young for a duck in his first ball of the tournament but England had no answers to Devon Conway (152* runs from 121 balls) and Rachin Ravindra (123* runs from 96 balls) unbroken partnership of 273 runs from 211 balls. Both helps New Zealand to chase down the target in 36.2 overs.
Sam Curran (1/47 in 6 overs) is the only wicket taker for England.
Rachin Ravindra named Player of The Match (Image Credit:- Twitter)
Player of the Match:- Rachin Ravindra (123*(96) & 1/76)
Next Match (06/10/2023):- Pakistan vs Netherlands , 02:00 PM (IST) / 08:30 AM (GMT)