Kusal Perera and Trent Boult performed well for their teams.
Kusal Perera slammed a fiery 51-run knock. Notably, he got to his fifty off 22 balls.

New Zealand humbled Sri Lanka in match number 41 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in Bengaluru on Thursday. With this win, the Kiwis have almost guaranteed themselves a spot in the semi-finals, where they will face India. Sri Lanka posted a low score of 171 in 46.4 overs. Kusal Perera and Maheesh Theekshana scored useful runs. For the Kiwis, Trent Boult was on fire. Meanwhile, Mitchell Santner and Lockie Ferguson were superb as well.

In response, the promising Rachin Ravindra and his opening partner Devon Conway added 86 runs for the first wicket. Daryl Mitchell played a useful knock as the Kiwis chased down Sri Lanka’s score in just 23.2 overs for losing five wickets. NZ have raced to 10 points in the ongoing World Cup.

Here, we present the list of major records broken.

600 international wickets for Boult

Boult came into the contest with 598 international scalps, and with the help of a three-wicket haul, he raced past 600 international scalps. He now has 601 wickets, becoming the third New Zealand player after Tim Southee and Daniel Vettori to achieve the mark. In ODIs, the left-arm pacer has clocked 210 scalps.

250 List A wickets for Boult

Boult also went past the mark of 250 wickets in the List A format. He now has 252 wickets, playing his 142nd 50-over match.

50 wickets in ODI World Cups

Boult has also gone past 50 wickets in ODI World Cups. He owns 52 scalps now at an impressive 24.38. Boult became the sixth bowler to take 50-plus wickets in the global event. Glenn McGrath leads the way with 71 scalps. Muthiah Muralidaran claimed 68 scalps. Lasith Malinga owns 56. Mitchell Starc has 59 wickets and Wasim Akram too picked 55 victims.

3rd left-arm quick and 3rd-fastest to take 50-plus ODI World Cup scalps

Boult is now the third left-arm quick to take 50-plus scalps in ODI World Cups. He joins the likes of Akram and Starc. Meanwhile, Boult is now the third-fastest to the milestone in terms of innings. Boult (28 innings) is only behind Starc (19) and Malinga (25).

Fastest fifty of the 2023 World Cup.

Fastest half-century in 2023 World Cup

Kusal Perera slammed a fiery 51-run knock. Notably, he got to his fifty off 22 balls, slamming the fastest fifty of the 2023 World Cup edition. He broke the record of Travis Head and Kusal Mendis (25 balls each).

Joint-second-fastest half-century for SL in World Cups

Perera also became the joint-second-fastest to a fifty for a SL batter in ODI World Cups. He matched Dinesh Chandimal. Veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews holds the record (20 balls) for SL. Meanwhile, Perera struck his 17th ODI fifty and a fifth in ODI World Cup history.

Santner equals a massive record of Daniel Vettori

Mitchell Santner was sensational for NZ with his left-arm spin. He picked up two scalps for 22 runs from his 10 overs. Santner now owns 16 wickets in the 2023 edition of the World Cup. It’s the joint-most by a New Zealand spinner in a single edition of the World Cup. Vettori claimed 16 scalps in the 2007 World Cup. 

SL clock the worst power play returns in World Cup 2023

SL became the first side in the 2023 World Cup to lose 20 or more wickets in the power play overs (1-10). Versus NZ, the Lankans lost five wickets on Thursday. SL went past Bangladesh and England (18 and 16 wickets lost). Meanwhile, SL are the only side to lose five wickets or more inside 10 overs of a match. Barring today, they lost six scalps for 14 runs versus India.

Highest 10th-wicket stand for SL in ODI World Cups

SL were placed at 128/9 when Dilshan Madushanka joined Theekshana in the middle. The duo survived over 14 overs and added 43 runs for the final wicket. The 43-run stand is now the highest 10-wicket stand for Sri Lanka in ODI WCs. They went past Vinothen John and Rumesh Ratnayake, who added 33 runs against England in 1983. 

Most balls faced by a 10th-wicket pair in ODI WCs

Theekshana and Madushanka smashed the record of facing the most deliveries by a 10th-wicket pair in a World Cup game. The pair faced 87 balls. As per Cricbuzz, they went past Netherlands Tim de Leede and Jeroen Smits’s 71-ball partnership against England in the 2003 event.

Unique records for Theekshana

Theekshana has recorded the second-highest World Cup score by a Sri Lankan batter playing at number nine or lower. He is only behind Guy de Alwis, who scored 59* against Pakistan in the 1983 event. Theekshana has now survived the second-most deliveries by a player batting at number nine or lower in ODIs (91 balls). He is only behind India’s Jai Prakash Yadav, who survived 92 balls against New Zealand in 2005.

Second-lowest World Cup score for SL versus NZ

SL’s 171/10 is their second-lowest total at the ODI World Cup against the Kiwis. SL’s lowest score versus NZ remains 136/10 achieved in the 2019 edition. 

Ravindra breaks Sachin’s record

Ravindra scored a 34-ball 42. He slammed three fours and three sixes. He is now the top scorer at the 2023 World Cup. Ravindra owns 565 runs at an average of 70.62. As per Cricbuzz, Ravindra has recorded the most runs in a single World Cup edition, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record. Notably, Sachin scored an impressive 523 runs in the 1996 World Cup event.

Most runs in a debut World Cup campaign

Another massive record from the blade of Ravindra’s bat is that he has become the highest scorer by any batter in his maiden World Cup. He broke the record of England’s Jonny Bairstow, who smashed 532 runs in the 2019 World Cup.