Martin Guptill and Colin Munro knocked off the 137 run target in 16.1 overs. PHOTOSPORT

BLACKCAPS v Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup, Cardiff Wales Stadium

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The BLACKCAPS have claimed a 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka at Cardiff Wales Stadium in their first round robin fixture of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.


New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first on a surface that had a green tinge to it.

Matt Henry struck early for the Kiwis, taking a wicket with the second ball of the day, finishing with 3-29 to claim the Player of the Match award.

Lockie Ferguson was also a strong performer with the ball, taking 3-22 and regularly clocking speeds close to 150 kms.

The New Zealand openers completed a comprehensive victory, Martin Guptill (73*) and Colin Munro (58*) both scoring half-centuries as they eclipsed the Sri Lankan total in the 17th over.

Β The team relocates to London to prepare for Wednesday's game against Bangladesh at The Oval.



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