Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first.
The first match of the 2023 ICC World Cup was played between New Zealand and England on October 5, 2023, at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India. New Zealand won the coin toss and chose to bowl first.
During England’s batting turn, they had a tough start and lost three wickets in the first 10 overs. However, Joe Root and Jos Buttler built a partnership and scored 133 runs together. But once Buttler got out for 86 runs, England struggled, and their last six wickets fell quickly. They finished their innings with 282 runs in 49.3 overs.
– Joe Root: Scored 77 runs.
– Jos Buttler: Scored 86 runs.
– Matt Henry: Took 3 wickets for 48 runs.
In New Zealand’s batting turn, they had a fantastic start. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra put together an incredible partnership of 273 runs for the first wicket. Conway scored 152 runs off 121 balls, while Ravindra made 123 runs off 96 balls. New Zealand easily reached the target with 82 balls remaining and won the match by 9 wickets.
– Devon Conway: Scored 152 runs.
– Rachin Ravindra: Scored 123 runs.
In summary, New Zealand dominated the
match, both with their bowling and batting. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra’s
remarkable partnership was the highlight of the game. On the other hand,
England struggled in both their batting and bowling departments and will need
to improve if they want to compete for the World Cup.