The first match of the three-match ODI series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was played at Eden Park in Auckland. Batting first in this match, the hosts gave the Sri Lankan team a target of 275 runs to win.
After this, the Sri Lankan team, chasing the target, was bundled on just 76 runs in 19.5 overs, and thus New Zealand won the first ODI by a huge margin of 198 runs.
Earlier, the New Zealand Cricket Team won the first ODI against Sri Lanka by 198 runs. This was the 7th biggest win in ODI cricket in terms of runs for the Kiwi team. Batting first, the New Zealand team scored 274 runs in 49.3 overs due to the strong innings of Finn Allen and Daryl Mitchell. Apart from them, Glenn Phillips scored 39, and Rachin Ravindra scored 49 runs. At the same time, Chamika Karunaratne from the Sri Lankan team got 4 wickets in 9 overs, while Kasun-Lahiru got 2-2 success, and Dilshan and Shanaka got one success each.
Chasing the target of 275 runs, the start of the Sri Lankan team was very poor. Both the opener batters returned to the pavilion after scoring just 13 runs. After this, Kusal Mendis returned to the pavilion without opening an account. Angelo Mathews scored 18 runs off 25 balls, which included 3 fours was the highest score of the Sri Lankan inning. At the same time, Henry Shipley took 5 wickets from the Kiwi team, while Daryl Mitchell and Blair Tickner got 2-2 success.
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