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Twitter reactions: Henry Shipley’s maiden fifer energy New Zealand to thumping win over Sri Lanka in first ODI



New Zealand and Sri Lanka confronted off within the first ODI of the three-match collection on the Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday, March 25.

Sri Lanka gained the toss and elected to bowl first.

New Zealand’s batting lineup put up a difficult complete of 274 runs for the lack of 10 wickets in 49.3 overs. Finn Allen (51 runs off 49 balls) and Rachin Ravindra (49 runs off 52 balls) have been the top-scorers for the Blackcaps whereas Chamika Karunaratne (4 wickets for 43 runs in 9 overs) was the decide of the bowlers for the touring social gathering.

In reply, Sri Lanka’s batting lineup struggled to deal with New Zealand’s bowling assault, and have been all out for simply 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) have been the top-performing bowlers for New Zealand.

New Zealand gained the match convincingly by 198 runs and Shipley was awarded the ‘Participant of the Match’ for his maiden 5 wicket haul.

Sri Lanka’s aspirations for direct qualification to the ODI World Cup later this yr depend upon the continuing collection, and this demoralizing defeat means they need to swiftly improve their efficiency in the event that they want to maintain these hopes.

The following match between the 2 groups will happen at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on March 28, 2023.

Right here’s how Twitter reacted:

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