New Zealand bounced back from a four-match losing streak at the World Cup with a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. The win put them in a strong position to secure a semi-final spot, with 10 points and in fourth place. Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, and Daryl Mitchell played pivotal roles in New Zealand’s chase of 172, while Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner made crucial contributions with the ball to limit Sri Lanka to 171. New Zealand’s decision to bowl first paid off as they quickly dismantled Sri Lanka’s batting order. Despite a late stand by Sri Lanka’s lower order, New Zealand sealed the win and positioned themselves well for the semi-finals.