New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in World Cup

Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) –


New Zealand kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 10-wicket thrashing of Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday.

Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson both took three wickets for New Zealand as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 136 despite an unbeaten 52 from captain Dimuth Karunaratne.

Martin Guptill and Colin Munro hit unbeaten half-centuries in New Zealand's run-chase as the 2015 World Cup runners-up cruised to 137 without loss in 16.1 overs.