WC 2015: New Zealand win against Lanka after 23 years, trail 4-6 now

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Hamilton, Feb 14: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 98 runs in their opening game of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. This is the first time the Kiwis have beaten the former champions in the World Cup since 1992, when the quadrennial tournament was played Down Under for the first time.

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New Zealand had lost all the five matches played against Sri Lanka in the World Cup played since then.

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Here is a look at the match results between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the World Cup since 1975:

June 9, 1979: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets at Nottingham [SL 189 in 56.5 overs, NZ 190/1 in 47.4 overs]

June 13, 1983: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets at Bristol [SL 206 in 56.1 overs, NZ 209/5 in 39.2 overs]

June 18, 1983: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 3 wickets at Derby [NZ 181 in 58.2 overs, SL 184/7 in 52.5 overs]

Feb 25, 1992: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets at Hamilton [SL 206/9 in 50 overs, NZ 210/4 in 48.2 overs]

Feb 10, 2003: Sri Lanka neat New Zealand by 47 runs at Bloemfontein [SL 272/7 in 50 overs, NZ 225 in 45.3 overs]

April 12, 2007: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets at St George's [NZ 219/7 in 50 overs, SL 222/4 in 45.1 overs]

April 24, 2007: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 79 runs at Kingston [SL 289/5 in 50 overs, NZ 209 in 41.4 overs]

March 29, 2011: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 5 wickets at Colombo [NZ 217 in 48.5 overs, SL 220/5 in 47.5 overs]

Mar 18, 2011: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 112 runs at Mumbai [SL 265/9 in 50 overs, NZ 153 in 35 overs]

Feb 14, 2015: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 98 runs at Christchurch [NZ 331/6 in 50 overs, SL 233 in 46.1 overs]

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