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New Zealand Stuns England in Cricket World Cup Opener with 9-Wicket Win

New Zealand Stuns England in Cricket World Cup Opener with 9-Wicket Win

In the opening match of the 50-over World Cup, New Zealand defeated defending champions England by nine wickets. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra pla

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In the opening match of the 50-over World Cup, New Zealand defeated defending champions England by nine wickets. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra played pivotal roles, smashing unbeaten centuries to help New Zealand successfully chase down a 283-run target set by England with 13.4 overs to spare. New Zealand’s bowlers earlier restricted England to 282-9, despite their typically strong batting lineup. England’s batters struggled to form substantial partnerships, and Matt Henry took 3 wickets for New Zealand. This victory marked a rematch of the thrilling 2019 final, which England won on a boundary countback rule. New Zealand showcased its ability to perform exceptionally well in major cricket events.

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