Sri Lanka Achieves an Embarrassing Record Against New Zealand
NZ vs SL (Source: Twitter)
It was a forgettable outing for the visiting Sri Lanka side who succumbed to a massive defeat in the first ODI against the New Zealand side in Auckland.
To the unversed, New Zealand posted 274 on the board after Finn Allen smashed a fifty with useful forties from Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell. Chasing 275, Sri Lanka couldn't stand against Henry Shipley who picked up a fifer.
This caused a tremendous collapse for the Lankan Lions as they were bowled out of a paltry 76 which led to them losing the game by 198 runs. Moreover, losing by this much margin got them registered in the record books for all the wrong reasons.
Dasun Shanaka-led side recorded their lowest score against New Zealand in ODI history, lowering their previous worst of 112 in Christchurch which was achieved in 2007.
- 76 in Auckland, 2023
- 112 in Christchurch, 2007
- 115 in Colombo, 1984
- 117 in Christchurch, 2015
- 118/9 Dunedin, 1983
Moreover, this was also their worst-defeat against the Kiwis in the ODI format as their worst came against Indian where they lost by 317 runs.
After this loss, Sri Lanka will try to make a comeback in the second ODI when these sides face each other at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on 28th March.