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NZ vs SL, World Cup 2023: New Zealand registered a resounding win against Sri Lanka in their last league match of the World Cup 2023 on Thursday. Sri Lanka won this match by 171 runs. In reply, New Zealand won the match by 5 wickets in 23.2 overs. New Zealand had won the first four matches and lost the next four. Now the Kiwi team has registered its fifth win. With this win, their net run rate and semi-final hopes have become much stronger. Because even if Pakistan and Afghanistan win their previous matches, their net run rate is very low.

What is the status of the marks table?
India, Australia and South Africa are ranked first, second and third respectively. These teams have already qualified for the semi-finals. Now with this victory, New Zealand has also strengthened its claim at number 4. But nothing can be said before the final match between Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, the Kiwi team is far ahead of both in net run rate.

If New Zealand wins this match before 35 overs, then Pakistan may have to score runs at the run rate of 120 in 6 overs or 200 in 7 overs against England in the final match. New Zealand won this match in 23.2 overs. This means that now it is going to be very difficult for Pakistan to reach the semi-finals. It is also possible that Pakistan will be eliminated after winning its last match. New Zealand’s net run rate is 0.922. While Pakistan has 0.036 and Afghanistan has 0.338.

How was the match?
Sri Lanka had scored 171 runs in the first innings. Kusal Mendis scored the highest 51 runs. At the same time, when it seemed that the team would be bowled out for 150, Diksha played 91 balls and scored 38 runs and kept the innings going till the end. Trent Boult took three wickets for New Zealand. Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner and Rachin Ravindra took 2 wickets each. New Zealand had a good start with Conway scoring 45 and Rachin scoring 42 runs. After this he lost four wickets but the team easily won the match. From here, if New Zealand reaches the semi-finals, then it will face India on November 15 in Mumbai (Wankhede).