June 16, 2024

Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra’s centuries lead New Zealand to a 9-wicket victory over England in World Cup 2023 opener.

Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra’s centuries lead New Zealand to a 9-wicket victory over England in World Cup 2023 opener.

In the World Cup 2023 opener, New Zealand stand-in captain Tom Latham won the toss and chose to bowl first. England lost wickets at regular intervals, with Joe Root anchoring the innings with 70 runs off 72 balls. However, they could only manage a score of 282/9 in 50 overs.

New Zealand’s response saw Conway scoring an unbeaten 152 off 121 balls and Ravindra smashing 123* off 96 balls. They sealed the win with a 273-run partnership, chasing down the target in just 36.2 overs.

  1. New Zealand lost an early wicket but Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway unleashed carnage by slamming centuries to seal 9-wicket in over England in World Cup opener.
  2. The pair ended up putting a 273-run stand as New Zealand chased down the target of 283 in just 36.2 overs.
  3. Devon Conway remained unbeaten on 152 off 121 balls while Rachin Ravindra scored 123* (96) against the defending champions.
  4. Batting first in the World Cup opener, England kept losing wickets every time it looked like they might have settled into a good partnership.
  5. Joe Root fell after scoring 77 in 86 balls and England eventually managed a score of 282/9 in 50 overs.

(JKNN)

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