ICC ODI World Cup 2023 1st Match England vs New Zealand: England vs New Zealand in the opening match of the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup in Ahmedabad, India on October 5. And New Zealand performed brilliantly and won by 9 wickets.
New Zealand and defending champion England were face to face in the first match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. In the absence of Kane Williamson, the New Zealand team was led by Tom Latham and on the other hand, England. Captaincy was with Jos Buttler.
Under the captaincy of Jos Buttler, the England team scored 282 runs in the stipulated 50 overs. Joe Root scored the highest score of 77 runs for the England team, while captain Jos Buttler scored 44 runs in 42 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.
Hatt Henry was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers, with 3 wickets for 48 runs. Mitchell Santner and Glenn Phillips took 2 wickets.
New Zealand’s batters then made light work of the England bowling attack. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra scored unbeaten centuries, and New Zealand reached the target in just 36.2 overs.
Conway’s century was particularly impressive. He scored 138 runs from 152 balls, with 19 fours and 3 sixes. Ravindra also played a superb knock, scoring 123 runs from 96 balls, with 11 fours and 5 sixes.
The England vs New Zealand match was a one-sided contest, but it was still an enjoyable match to watch. New Zealand put on a dominant performance, and they are now one of the favorites to win the World Cup.
Tournament: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Match: ENG vs NZ, 1st Match
Date: Thursday, October 05, 2023
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opt to bowl
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Match Result: New Zealand Won by Nine Wickets