Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
8 | 14 Runs | NZ: 72/0 | RR: 9.00

  • Brendon McCullum26 (17b)
  • Martin Guptill39 (32b)
  • Jimmy Kamande2-0-21-0
  • Nehemiah Odhiambo1-0-5-0

That is all from us for the moment. Don't forget to tune in for the second game of the day, Sri Lanka v Canada at 2.30 pm local time, which is 9.00 am GMT. Hope Canada can put up a better show than Kenya did. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with Gopi Rangarajan, and Binoy George. Thanks for the feedback, guys. Cheers!

Brett: "Kamande to Vetorri "So... double or nothing?""

Bennett is Man of the Match: "Been tough for us after the India game. I have been working on the yorker a lot, especially for the Powerplays. Hopefully it won't get much hotter than this for the rest of the tournament. It is pretty tough to get used to."

Vettori: "Wicket had a bit of variable bounce, which our seamers exploited. some big games coming up, good to start like this. With Mills coming back, there might be some changes for the next game. Nathan has done brilliantly as well for us."

Kamande: "Don;t think it was the wicket. It was the areas NZ bowled. We got to be more positive in whatever we do. NZ came very hard at us. We have to learn from this performance today. There are some more games coming up for us."

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Well, that was a quickie, wasn't it? Less than a third of what a full ODI would be. New Zealand have done themselves no harm at all with a thrashing of Kenya, who were clueless with their batting, unable to combat the New Zealand seamers on a two-paced Chepauk wicket.

Nitin: "Cant imagine this was the same team which went on to semis in 2003 WC."

7.6
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Kamande to BB McCullum, FOUR runs, that'll do, another reverse swept boundary brings up a crushing victory for New Zealand, Brendon fetched it from leg stump, and didn;t bother to go down on a knee, just twirled his wrists to get the placement right
7.5
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Kamande to BB McCullum, FOUR runs, super stroke, waits for this delivery to arrive, and reverse sweeps it past backward point for another boundary