In a resounding start to the ICC ODI World Cup in India, New Zealand sends a clear message with a convincing 9-wicket victory over England in the tournament’s opening match.

In the inaugural match of the ICC World Cup 2023, New Zealand, despite an early setback, displayed a magnificent performance as Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway unleashed a strong onslaught, each notching up centuries against England in Ahmedabad.

Their partnership, exceeding a massive 240 runs, propelled New Zealand towards victory while chasing a target of 283, following England’s total of 282/9. Remarkably, both Ravindra and Conway achieved their half-centuries in a mere 36 balls, leaving spectators in awe of their spectacular form.

Throughout their innings, England struggled to maintain stable partnerships, with their most substantial collaboration being a 70-run effort off 72 balls by Joe Root and Jos Buttler. Root’s impressive 77 off 86 balls was the highlight, but wickets continued to fall, resulting in England posting a total of 282/9 after their allotted 50 overs.

Check out the responses from fans and players on the social media platform X, following New Zealand’s resounding victory:

The 2019 Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand is still a subject of fervent debate as one of the all-time greats. However, New Zealand has settled the score by launching strongly in the 2023 World Cup opener.

In their previous ODI World Cup clash, Ben Stokes’ unbeaten 84 disrupted New Zealand’s victory hopes, leading to a tied final that England clinched dramatically with a Super Over win based on boundary count.

Last Updated on October 5, 2023

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