New Zealand cricket team 1st ODI World Cup 2023 match against England by 9 wickets, Ravindra and Conway both player makes century and makes 273 runs partnership.
Chasing is an art and the pair of Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway have just handed a masterclass in the same. When England were restricted to 282 runs, it felt like it might be a tricky chase and when Will Young got out for a golden duck, New Zealand must have had a few nerves.
New Zealand vs England Match Summary:
England: · 282/9 (50)
Joe Root 77 (86) | Matt Henry 3/48 (10)
Jos Buttler 43 (42) | Glenn Phillips 2/17 (3)
New Zealand: · 283/1 (36.2)
Devon Conway 152* (121) | Sam Curran 1/47 (6)
Rachin Ravindra 123* (96) | Liam Livingstone 0/24 (3)
But that is where a young guy like Ravindra can help you, absolutely no fear and he took on the English pacers from the word go. Conway too was on the move early on and given just a few months back he raked up runs for fun in the Indian T20 League, that would have given him the added confidence.
The pair put on a mammoth unbeaten 273-run stand shattering the previous highest partnership for New Zealand in a World Cup by more than 100 runs. Conway finished with 152 as Ravindra too stayed unbeaten on 123 and even hit the winning runs.
New Zealand’s skipper Tom Latham says that it was a fantastic performance. Adds that it was an unbelievable partnership between Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra and it was all setup by the bowlers. Credits the bowlers for restricting England to a below-par total.
Mentions that they have had a pretty good build-up leading up to the event and they have experienced guys in the side as well.
Feels that it is about adapting to the conditions as quickly as they can. Shares that Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra played proper cricketing shots which was pleasing to see. On Rachin Ravindra, he says that it was pretty special to watch and they are looking forward to getting around him later on.
England’s captain, Jos Buttler says that it was a disappointing day and they were outplayed by New Zealand but it is just one loss of what is a long tournament. Mentions that a lot of guys in their squad have been on both sides of results like this and hopefully can bounce back right away.
Adds that they were well below par and they should have got at least 330 given how the wicket played and New Zealand simply got off to a flying start. Says that they did give away a few wickets playing poor shots and weren’t clinical enough with their shot-making. Also says that Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra did play some really good shots and the conditions did change as the ball skidded on better and they played a long way short of their best batting.
On Joe Root, he says that he looked back to his old self, and no matter what format he plays, he is the best batter on their side but even for him, it is nice to get a few runs under their belt. Ends by saying that hopefully, Ben Stokes is back for the next game but it all depends on what the physios and trainers say.