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ICC World Cup 2019: NZ vs SL; Henry, Ferguson reduce Sri Lanka to 115-8

ANI
Published : Jun 1, 2019, 4:58 pm IST
Updated : Jun 1, 2019, 5:03 pm IST

Henry took 3-29 off seven overs before being replaced by de Grandhomme.

New Zealand players celebrate after the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Jeevan Mendis (R) during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on June 1, 2019. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / AFP)
 New Zealand players celebrate after the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Jeevan Mendis (R) during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on June 1, 2019. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / AFP)

London: Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson have done the damage as New Zealand reduced Sri Lanka to 115-8 after 25 overs as the Black Caps took control of their Cricket World Cup group opener at Cardiff.

Fast-medium right-armer Henry dismissed Lahiru Thirimanne (4) leg before wicket off the second ball of the day. Henry then had a hat-trick opportunity after Kusal Perera (29) skied a catch to Colin de Grandhomme and Kusal Mendis went for a golden duck in the ninth over, caught brilliantly in the slips by Martin Guptill.

 

The fiery Ferguson then trapped Dhananjaya de Silva (4) leg before wicket.

Henry took 3-29 off seven overs before being replaced by de Grandhomme, who had Angelo Mathews caught behind without scoring to leave the Sri Lankans in serious trouble. It got even worse when Jeevan Mendis was caught at gully off Ferguson, who has 2-12 in four overs.

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