T20 World Cup 2022: NZ vs SL - Best Memes from the game
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs in their T20 World Cup 2022 encounter at the SCG to strengthen their semi-final qualification hopes.
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New Zealand decimated a helpless Sri Lanka side by 65 runs in their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, October 29. The victory has made the Kiwis the strong contenders to qualify for the semis and they made amends for that washed-out encounter against Afghanistan a couple of days ago.
Meanwhile, nothing has been going right for Sri Lanka ever since their impressive nine-wicket victory against Ireland in their Super 12 opener after which they went down to the title-holders Australia by seven wickets. This bitter defeat against New Zealand has now put the Asia Cup champions' semifinal qualification hopes in jeopardy.
Glenn Phillips blows Sri Lanka away with a match-winning century
Sri Lanka had New Zealand on the mat at 15/3 from the first four overs before an impactful 85-run fourth wicket stand between Glenn Phillips and Daryl Mitchell resurrected the BlackCaps' innings. It was Phillips who did the bulk of scoring and left the Sri Lankan bowling attack shell-shocked.
He kept the scoreboard ticking even when the Sri Lankans tried to take wickets from the other end. Phillips scored a fantastic century and finished unbeaten scoring 104 runs off 64 deliveries as the Kiwis finished at 167/7.
For Sri Lanka, Kasun Rajitha was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/23 from his four overs at an economy of 5.8. In reply, the Lankans were never really there in the chase as their top-order was dismissed with hardly anything on the board inside the Powerplay overs.
At the one point it appeared as if the island nation would be skittled out cheaply, but gritty knocks from the power-hitter Bhanuka Rajapaksa and skipper Dasun Shanaka meant that the Asia Cup holders breached three-figures. Rajapaksa scored 34 runs off 22 deliveries while Shanaka top-scored with 35 runs as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 102 in the final over.
Pace spearhead Trent Boult was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand as he finished with outstanding figures of 4/13 from his four overs at an economy of 3.3.
Meanwhile, here are some of the best memes of the contest:
Glenn Phillips taught a lesson to Sri Lankans with his bat, and the English with his running. pic.twitter.com/RtYCvekkgD— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 29, 2022
5-3 vs NZ in a WC game.. we feel you Sri Lanka #NZvSL— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 29, 2022