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NZ beat England by 9 Wickets

NZ thrashed England by 9 wickets in ICC World Cup 2023 opener

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9 Wickets win New Zealand made a dream start to the ICC World Cup 2023, thrashing defending champions England by 9 wickets in the opening match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl, New Zealand bowled England out for 282 in their 50 overs. Matt Henry picked up three wickets for the Kiwis.

In reply, New Zealand chased down the target with ease, thanks to unbeaten centuries from Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra. The pair put on a 273-run partnership for the second wicket to seal victory for New Zealand in just 36.2 overs by 9 wickets.

Conway finished on 152 off 121 balls, while Ravindra scored 123* off 96 balls.

The win is a major statement of intent from New Zealand, who are looking to win their first ever World Cup title. They are now the favorites to win the tournament, while England will need to bounce back quickly in their next match against Bangladesh.

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England’s batting woes continue

England’s batting woes continued in the World Cup opener, with only five of their batsmen reaching double figures. Joe Root top-scored with 77, while Joss Buttler made 43.

New Zealand’s bowlers shine

New Zealand’s bowlers were superb in the World Cup opener, with Matt Henry picking up three wickets.

Boult was particularly dangerous with the new ball, while Henry bowled with great discipline in the middle overs.

New Zealand’s other bowlers, including Mitchell Santner and Gleen Phillips also played their part, with all of them picking up at least two wicket.

New Zealand’s dream start and won by 9 wickets

New Zealand’s chase was off to a flying start with Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra putting on a 273-run partnership for the second wicket. Conway remained unbeaten on 152 off 121 balls, while Ravindra scored 123* off 96 balls.
After 9 wickets win New Zealand are now the favorites to win the tournament, and they will be full of confidence going into their next match against Australia.

England, on the other hand, will need to bounce back quickly in their next match. They need to find a solution to their batting woes, and they will also need to improve their bowling if they are to challenge for the World Cup title.

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