Bengaluru | New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in their must-win World Cup game here on Thursday.
New Zealand, who are in a three-way battle with Afghanistan and Pakistan for the last semifinals spot, have brought in fit-again pacer Lockie Ferguson in place of spinner Ish Sodhi.
For Sri Lanka, Kasun Rajitha made way for Chamika Karunaratne.
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham(w), Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera and Dilshan Madushanka.
Sri Lanka were bowled out for a paltry 171 in their final World Cup game against New Zealand here on Thursday.
The Black Caps put up their best bowling performance when it mattered most to bowl out the islanders in 46.4 overs.
Kusal Perera smashed 51 off 28 balls but Trent Boult (3/37 in 10 overs) upfront and Mitchell Santner (2/22 in 10 overs) in the post powerplay overs were unplayable. The last wicket pair of Maheesh Theekshana (39 not out) and Dilshan Madushanka (19) added 43 runs to take the team past the 170-run mark.
Sri Lanka 171 in 46.4 overs (Kusal Perera 51; Trent Boult 3/37, Mitchell Santner 2/22) vs New Zealand.
Scoreboard of the World Cup clash between New Zealand and Sri Lanka here on Thursday.
Pathum Nissanka c Latham b Southee 2
Kusal Perera c Santner b Ferguson 51
Kusal Mendis c Ravindra b Boult 6
Sadeera Samarawickrama c Mitchell b Boult 1 Charith Asalanka lbw b Boult 8
Angelo Mathews c Mitchell b Santner 16
Dhananjaya de Silva c Mitchell b Santner 19 Chamika Karunaratne c Latham b Ferguson 6 Maheesh Theekshana not out 38
Dushmantha Chameera c Boult b Ravindra 1 Dilshan Madushanka c Latham b Ravindra 19
Extras: 4 (w-3, lb-1)
Total: 171 all-out in 46.4 overs
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-30, 3-32, 4-70, 5-70, 6-104, 7-105, 8-113, 9-128, 10-171.
Bowling: Trent Boult 10-3-37-3, Tim Southee 8-0-52-1, Lockie Ferguson 10-2-35-2, Mitchell Santner 10-2-22-2, Rachin Ravindra 7.4-0-21-2, Glenn Phillips 1-0-3-0