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Cricket World Cup: New Zealand begins campaign in style, trash Sri Lanka by ten wickets

Updated : June 01, 2019 07:44 PM IST

It was a clinical performance by New Zealand in Cardiff. First, they bundled out Sri Lanka for just 136, then their openers neutralized the Lankan attack.

New Zealand's players celebrate after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Jeevan Mendis during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match in Cardiff, Wales. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's players celebrate after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Jeevan Mendis during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match in Cardiff, Wales. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's Trent Boult, right, celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's Trent Boult, right, celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's players celebrate after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Isuru Udana. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's players celebrate after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Isuru Udana. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne salutes the crowd after reaching his half-century. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
Sri Lanka's Dimuth Karunaratne salutes the crowd after reaching his half-century. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's Mitchell Santner claims a catch on the boundary against Sri Lanka but is not given out under review during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match in Cardiff. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's Mitchell Santner claims a catch on the boundary against Sri Lanka but is not given out under review during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match in Cardiff. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's Martin Guptill hits out during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match against Sri Lanka. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's Martin Guptill hits out during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match against Sri Lanka. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's Colin Munro hits out during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
New Zealand's Colin Munro hits out during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
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