The loss in Auckland was damaging for Sri Lanka’s World Cup hopes

New Zealand led the one-day international series against Sri Lanka 1-0 after this win. It is the Black Caps’ highest run-scoring win over Sri Lanka in men’s one-day internationals.

New Zealand leads the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League after this win. Twenty-two games, 160 points.

If they win the series 3-0, they’ll overtake Australia in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings.

After winning the toss, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka took the field. Finn Allen (51) and the remainder of the top order helped New Zealand start well. Despite middle-over wickets, New Zealand scored 274 runs. Glenn Phillips (39) and Rachin Ravindra’s lower-order hitting helped this (49).

Chamika Karunaratne bowled best for Sri Lanka with 4/43.

England fast bowler Henry Shipley destroyed Sri Lanka’s top order with five wickets.

Their fifth-heaviest loss overall and their worst against New Zealand in this style.

This loss threatens Sri Lanka’s direct qualification chances. They have 77 points and two Super League games left. They rank 10th.

The eight Super League champions automatically qualify for the World Cup in India at the end of the year.

Even if Sri Lanka wins the remaining two ODIs in the series, they will need other results to qualify directly.

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