Ranking updated after the match New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 27
Match 27 of the 2022 ICC Men’s World Cup saw New Zealand face Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. A solid all-round performance saw the Kiwis beat the Lankan team 65 times in this Group 1 matchup.
First batting, New Zealand posted 167 across the board, thanks to a ton of word scans Glenn Phillips. In response, the Lankan players never progressed as they were tied with 102 and lost the game after 65 runs. It marks New Zealand’s second win in the tournament and they remain unbeaten after three games.
The Kiwis also held the top spot. They won 2/3 matches, with 1 game drifting due to rain. Kane Williamson’s side have raised their total to five and are comfortably positioned against the other teams.
England, Ireland and Australia follow New Zealand in the scoreboard with three points each. Each side won a game, lost a game and abandoned a game due to the rain.
All three sides could still end up with the same number of points, in which case it all comes down to the net run rate. Therefore, the race to reach the semi-finals in Group 1 of the World Cup 2022 is certainly very interesting.
Sri Lanka was defeated by Kiwi in their third game. As a result, they suffered their second loss of the tournament and were unable to add to their two points. They are struggling in the bottom half of the scoreboard right now and ranked in 5th place.
Afghanistan also has two points and is behind on the Lankan side. They have yet to win a single match in the T20 World Cup 2022 so far and hope to turn the tables quickly.
T20 World Cup 2022: Glenn Phillips’ century lights up SCG
After picking the first batting, New Zealand didn’t have the best start, conceding three goals in their first four passes.
Glenn Phillips then stepped outside and played a sensational hit. He was supported by Daryl Mitchell (22) from the other end. Phillips played some excellent shots and brought on his attack before departing with 104 balls with just 64 balls. His strike helped the Kiwis reach 167/7 at the end of their 20 innings.
Kasun Rajitha played well for Sri Lanka and finished with 2/23.
Chasing a tough aggregate scoreline, Lankan’s side got off to the worst possible start as they reeled 8/4 out of 3.3 passes. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (34) and captain Dasun Shanaka (35) tried hard but it wasn’t enough as they were bowled 102 in 19.2 passes and lost the game 65 times. Rajapaksa and Shanaka are the only Lankan players to have hit double digits when the Kiwis hit the shuttlecock.
Trent Boult devastation at the Lankan camp. The left-hander finished 4/13 in his four passes. Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi also had a couple of goals as their team clinched their second win at the 2022 T20 World Cup.