Zimbabwe stuns Sri Lanka, NZ beats Proteas in WCup warm-ups
CHRISTCHURCH (AP) — New Zealand had a resounding win over South Africa while Sri Lanka was beaten by Zimbabwe in two surprising results from Wednesday’s pre-World Cup war-up matches.
World Cup co-host New Zealand continued its impressive recent form by beating highly-favored South Africa by 134 runs.
Brendon McCullum made 59 and Kane Williamson 66 as New Zealand scored 331-8 in 50 overs before bowling out South Africa for 197 for a morale-boosting win.
At the same time, Sri Lanka’s confidence nose-dived when Zimbabwe surpassed its total of 281-3 in only 45.2 overs, led by Hamilton Masakadza who made an unbeaten 117 from 119 balls.