World Cup 2023
World Cup 2023

World Cup 2023: The first match of the 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup began at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India, where New Zealand won by nine wickets with an incomparable performance against England in the opening match.

The alert opening pair of New Zealand’s two batsmen, Rachin Ravindra (123*) and Devon Conway (152*) turned the arch-rival into a minor contest, with an unbeaten 273-run partnership for the third wicket between the two batsmen, New Zealand took nine wickets. Won by.

New Zealand won the toss and invited England to bat, and the English team batted and scored 282/9. In reply, New Zealand made a great start to the tournament by crossing the target in just 36.2 overs.

World Cup 2023 Match 1: New Zealand register extraordinary nine-wicket win against England

New Zealand lost Will Young early in their innings for a duck on the very first ball. However, this brought on Ravindra, who along with Conway lit up the first powerplay.

In the first powerplay, the Black Caps hit 13 fours and two sixes. Ravindra hit both sixes, one against Mark Wood and the other against Moeen Ali.

World Cup 2023: England vs New Zealand 1st Match Rachin Ravindra – Half Century

England vs New Zealand 1st Match Rachin Ravindra - Half Century
England vs New Zealand 1st Match Rachin Ravindra – Half Century

After helping New Zealand to 81/1 in the first powerplay, the duo did not give up and kept the scoring rate close to eight in the next few overs. He also achieved his personal feat of the half-century in the 12th and 13th overs respectively.

The scoring rate dropped a bit after the drinks break, but Conway and Ravindra soon got back into rhythm. Their unbeaten partnership of 177 runs (off 25 overs) was already the highest partnership for two New Zealand batsmen in a Cricket World Cup match. He surpassed the 168-run partnership between Chris Harris and Lee Germain in 1996.

World Cup 2023: England vs New Zealand playing XI’s.

ICC WC 2023

England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

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