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Photo Gallery: ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

Zee Media Bureau | Jun 02, 2019, 00:40 AM IST
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Having finished as the runner-ups four years ago, fourth-ranked New Zealand will look to kickstart their campaign at the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup on a winning note when they take on Sri Lanka in their opening match at the Sophia Gardens in Wales on Saturday. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (Left) and Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne (Right) are all prepped up for the opening match. (Photo Courtesy: ICC Media)  

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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne walked down the crease for the toss in their opening match of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday. Williamson won the toss and opted to field first. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne will open the innings for Sri Lanka while Matt Henry will begin the proceedings for New Zealand. 

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The fans have come all the way from Melbourne to support the Sri Lanka team in their ICC World Cup opener against New Zealand. 

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The New Zealand team celebrates after Matt Henry gave the breakthrough to his side as early as in the second ball of the very first over by removing Sri Lankan opener Lahiru Thirimanne for four runs. 

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Matt Henry celebrates after bagging two quick wickets of Kusal Perera (29) and Kusal Mendis (0) off successive deliveries in the ninth over. While Perera was caught by Colin de Grandhomme at mid-on, Martin Guptill took a superb diving catch at second slip to remove Mendis for a golden duck (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@ICC)

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New Zealand bowler Lockie Ferguson's celebration after taking the wicket of David de Silva. The Sri Lankan batsman was caught leg before wicket by Ferguson before Colin de Grandhomme removed Angelo Mathew for a duck before drinks.  

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New Zealand bundle out Sri Lanka for 136 runs inside 29.2 overs. This is the sixth lowest total New Zealand have bowled a side out for in a World Cup match. 

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Martin Guptill and Colin Munro have brought up a century-stand in New Zealand's chase of the 137-run target during their 2019 World Cup clash against Sri Lanka. 

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Martin Guptill (74) and Colin Munro (58) celebrate after helping New Zealand cross the mark inside 16.1 overs.

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