World Cup 2019 New Zealand to face Sri Lanka today

New Zealand is all set to play its first match of ICC Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka at Cardiff today (Saturday).

The match will start at 02:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time.

In another match, Afghanistan will take on Australia at Bristol at 17:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time.

Earlier, West Indies crushed Pakistan by seven wickets in a one-sided World Cup match at Trent Bridge with the two-time champions showing they are a resurgent force in the one-day game.

Fast bowler Oshane Thomas took four wickets as Pakistan were bundled out for their second-lowest World Cup total of 105 in just 21.4 overs on the second day of the competition in England and Wales.

West Indies cruised to victory in just 13.4 overs, Chris Gayle top-scoring with 50. He reached his half-century off 33 balls with three sixes and six fours before he was dismissed off the next ball he faced.

Pakistan’s sloppy and vulnerable batting was cruelly exposed by some short-pitched bowling by the West Indies pacemen on a Trent Bridge pitch famous for big totals. Opener Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were the joint top-scorers with 22 each in an abysmal display of batting.

The only other batsmen to reach double figures were Riaz, who scored 18, and Mohammad Hafeez (16). Holder took three wickets and Andre Russell chipped in with two.

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