# Cricket: New Zealand improved its chances of qualifying for the World Cup semifinal with a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Bengaluru. Sri Lanka was limited to just 171 runs, Kusal Perera contributing 51 while Trent Boult took three wickets. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra then set a solid platform with an 86-run opening partnership and the Black Caps reached the target in their 24th over. New Zealand, Pakistan and Afghanistan are fighting it out to join South Africa, India and Australia in the penultimate round.
Cricket: New Zealand improves their semifinal chances with five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka