New Zealand hammer Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro comfortably steered their side to an impressive 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their World Cup opener at the Sophia Gardens here on Saturday.

Guptill and Munro remained unbeaten on 73 and 58, respectively, as the Kiwis raced past the 137-run target set by Sri Lanka in just 16.1 overs.

New Zealand got off to a decent start as Guptill and Munro added 26 runs in the first five overs. The two openers didn’t let the Lankan bowlers make any inroads as they kept the scorers busy, adding 77 runs in the first 10 overs.

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