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Brendon McCullum was smashing the ball to all corners of the ground and it looked Sri Lanka needed a miracle to get a wicket. A miracle is what they got as Jeevan Mendis took a well judged catch, inches before the boundary line off Rangana Herath’s bowling to end McCullum’s stay at the crease. Catch the wicket of Brendon McCullum and Jeevan Mendis’ blinder here

Sri Lanka and New Zealand take on each other in the first match of the ICC World Cup 2015 at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch and Angelo Mathews’ side have received a shot in the arm with pacer Lasith Malinga making a comeback into the side after an injury layoff. He will be playing this encounter and Brendon McCullum has stated that his side go out there and beat any side if they go out and play their game. Sri Lankans won the toss and the overcast conditions prompted to bowl first. It is 11 degrees in Christchurch and  it is expected to be hard for both teams going into this match. Catch the Live Updates of the 1st World Cup match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand here

Sri Lanka take time in acclimatising to the conditions and as we saw against Bangladesh last year before they clinched the World T20. Dinesh Chandimal misses out for Sri Lanka while New Zealand have surprisingly left out  Mitchell McCleanaghan. Catch the Live Streaming of the match here