WC Warm-Up Highlights: NZ cruise to win vs PAK, BAN thrashes SL, SA vs AFG abandoned
Bangladesh beats Sri Lanka by 7 wicket in Guwahati, South Africa vs Afghanistan abandoned due to rain in Thiruvananthapuram and New Zealand secured a win against Pakistan in Hyderabad.
World Cup Warm-Up Highlights: The ODI World Cup kicked off with warm-up matches at three different locations: Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, and Hyderabad. In the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati Bangladesh registered a 7-wicket win over Sri Lanka in chase of 264. PAK vs NZ saw a high-scoring match where Kiwis emerged victorious. Meanwhile, SA vs AFG in Thiruvananthapuram was abandoned without a toss due to rain.
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Bangladesh secured a comfortable win in chase of 264 against Sri Lanka. Batting first, Sri Lankan openers provided a flying start with the side 114/0 at one point. However, openers’ dismissal opened the flood gates and the side got bowled out for 263. Mahedi Hasan was the star with ball, picking 3 wickets. Meanwhile, opener Tanzid Hasan was the top scorer with the bat for Bangla Tigers.
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World Cup warm-up: South Africa vs Afghanistan
The match between South Africa and Afghanistan in Thiruvananthapuram could not take place due to heavy rain. The match was later abandoned without a toss.
Pakistan vs New Zealand
New Zealand registered a 5-wicket win against at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Opener Rachin Ravindra’s 97 off 72 helped New Zealand chase down a mammoth 346-run target in just 43.4 overs. Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson and Mark Chapman also contributed with half-centuries. Earlier, Pakistan posted 345 for 5 batting first. Mohammad Rizwan hit a century (103), while Babar Azam scored 80. Saud Shakeel also impressed with his finishing skills with a 53-ball 75.
ICC World Cup Warm Up Matches: Live Streaming & Broadcast
All the warm-up matches will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network in India. Additionally, for those looking to stream the matches online, free live streaming of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 warm-up games will be available on Disney+Hotstar app and website in India.