After a slightly disappointing start of the tournament, the Super 8 stage was set to provide some thrilling encounters. And that was the case with the very first match, between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Sri Lanka, the home team, were the favourites to win but the odds were closer than they seemed.
It was a great start for the Super-8 stage. New Zealand put everything in this match but just couldn’t beat the home team and one of the favourites to win this Cup. Sri Lanka are now just one win away from the semi-finals as they face West Indies on Saturday and England on Monday. New Zealand, on the other hand, now have to win both their next games, against England on Saturday and against West Indies on Monday to qualify for the semi-finals.