In the ICC World Cup 2023 opener game, New Zealand defeated mighty England with 9 wickets. The defending champions could not manage to stop the Kiwis from chasing the target of 282 that England scored in 50 overs with 9 wickets down. While the Black Caps chased the fighting total in just 36.2 overs with 9 wickets in hand. New Zealand’s triumphant win over defending champions England has alarmed all the teams. In the World Cup opener, New Zealand found a new star Rachin Ravindra who scored a ton in his first World Cup match. It was a dream World Cup debut for Rachin Ravindra. Let’s do an in-depth analysis of the New Zealand vs England game. Continue reading this article and take a look below.
On October 5, 2023, England and New Zealand played the inaugural match of the World Cup. The defending champions could not defend their target against The Black Caps, courtesy goes to Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra. They remained unbeaten throughout the second inning. However, before the match started the cricket experts were considering England favorites to win the match as New Zealand’s regular skilled Kane Williamson was not available for the opening game. But Tom Latham led the side very well and drove the ship to the shore.
However, Devon Conway was the highest scorer of the match but the star born in the match was 23-year-old Rachin Ravindra. Both Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra remained not out throughout the case. Both scored hundreds in the opening game. The young talent Rachin Ravindra scored 123 runs off 96 balls while the star batsman Devon Conway scored 152 runs off 121 balls. Rachin Ravindra said that this hundred was special for him.
The 23-year-old all-rounder, Rachin Ravindra who also bagged a wicket in ten overs, said, “Everyone says the first one (century) is pretty special. It was cool to share that century and win with Devon, who is my good mate. He demonstrated his class throughout that knock. I have spent a lot of time playing with him over the past five or six years, and seeing how he has risen to one of the best batters in the world.” Rachin’s parents were big fans of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, so they named him their names. Rachin Ravindra scripted history by becoming the first player who score a century on his World Cup debut. Stay tuned to this website.