New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Live Score Updates: The NZ vs SL match is a critical one for Kane Williamson’s team as they will likely get eliminated if they lose this match. It will, of course, depend on what happens in the matches involving Pakistan and Afghanistan.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Live Score Updates: The NZ vs SL match is ‘do-or-die’ for the Black Caps.
New Zealand face Sri Lanka in a critical match in Bengaluru on November 9. The Kiwis kicked off the ICC World Cup 2023 with a resounding victory over England, winning by 9 wickets. However, they now risk elimination unless they secure a win in this game. With 8 points from 8 games, they are in a precarious position. They are closely challenged by Pakistan and Afghanistan for the coveted fourth spot.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, haven’t had much to celebrate this tournament, with only 2 victories from 8 games. They find themselves at the lower end of the points table, level with the Netherlands. For them, this match is about salvaging pride.
Looking at past encounters, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have met 101 times in ODIs. New Zealand lead with 51 wins to Sri Lanka’s 41 while 8 games have been inconclusive, and one ended in a tie. Their most recent match in March 2023 saw New Zealand triumph by 6 wickets.
09 Nov 2023, 01:33:24 PM IST
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Live: NZ win toss, to bowl first
New Zealand have won the toss and decided to bowl first.
09 Nov 2023, 01:24:59 PM IST
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Live: Will it wash out?
There are concerns about Bengaluru weather. It’s quite cloudy when not raining. Some think the entire match will be called off while some believe the match will take place even though it may be a shortened one due to rain.