New Zealand go top after beating Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup | Cricket News

Phillips scores blistering century, Boult takes 4 to depart Sri Lanka getting ready to elimination.

Glenn Phillips scored an excellent century to rescue New Zealand after a rocky begin and hearth them to an emphatic 65-run victory over Sri Lanka on the T20 World Cup.

Saturday’s win additionally took the Black Caps clear on the prime of Group 1.

The muscular right-hander helped resurrect New Zealand’s innings from 15 for 3 within the fourth over. He ultimately fell within the last over having scored 104 together with his group ending the innings at 167 for seven.

With paceman Trent Boult (4-13) to the fore, the New Zealand bowlers took over and gave Sri Lanka a good worse begin, decreasing the 2014 champions to eight for 4 within the fourth over and dismissing them for 102 within the twentieth.

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Boult took 4 wickets in New Zealand’s dominant win over Sri Lanka [David Gray/AFP]

Tied with England, Australia and Eire on the prime of the rain-disrupted Tremendous 12 group firstly of the day, New Zealand moved two factors away from their rivals and improved their already spectacular web run price.

Sri Lanka will now want a outstanding run of outcomes to seize one of many prime two spots and a spot within the semi-finals.

It began nicely for the Asia Cup champions on a balmy spring night on the Sydney Cricket Floor.

Finn Allen took aside Australia’s hallowed tempo assault of their opening recreation throughout a 16-ball 42, however he managed simply three balls and one run this time, confounded by an in-swinger within the opening over.

Devon Conway, who smashed an unbeaten 92 towards Australia, fared little higher, with spinner Dhananjaya de Silva dismissing him for only one.

Issues obtained worse when skipper Kane Williamson (eight) obtained an outdoor edge off tempo bowler Kasun Rajitha within the subsequent over.

Phillips and Daryl Mitchell, returning to the facet after fracturing his hand, crawled to 54 for 3 on the midway level.

However Phillips then flicked a change and commenced swinging the bat, with sloppy fielding aiding him, dropped by Pathum Nissanka on 12 and once more on 45 by skipper Dasun Shanaka.

An 84-run stand with Mitchell ended when his accomplice was bowled for 22 by Wanindu Hasaranga. Mitchell Santner was alongside him when he introduced up solely his second T20 100 within the nineteenth over earlier than being dismissed.

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This was Glenn Phillips’ second T20 century [David Gray/AFP]

Ukraine minister tells Iranian counterpart: Stop sending weapons | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine’s International Minister Dmytro Kuleba mentioned he spoke by cellphone with Iran’s International Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.

Ukraine’s International Minister Dmytro Kuleba has mentioned he demanded Tehran cease offering Russia with weapons in a cellphone name together with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian.

Ukrainian officers and their Western allies have accused Iran of offering so-called “kamikaze” drones to Russia, which have just lately been used to devastating impact by Moscow’s forces in strikes geared toward Ukrainian infrastructure.

Iran has strenuously denied that it has despatched any weaponry, together with drones, to Russia.

“In the present day, I acquired a name from Iranian International Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian,” Kuleba wrote in a tweet late on Friday.

“I demanded Iran to right away stop the move of weapons to Russia used to kill civilians and destroy vital infrastructure in Ukraine,” he wrote.

Russia has unleashed a wave of missile and drone strikes in current weeks, hitting Ukraine’s power infrastructure and forcing energy cuts in Kyiv in addition to cities and cities throughout the nation.

Kyiv says Russia has used Iranian-made Shahed-136 assault drones, which cruise in direction of their goal and explode on affect.

Amirabdollahian mentioned on Monday that he was prepared to talk with Ukraine over claims that Tehran had bought drones to Russia to be used in Ukraine, the Iranian State’s IRNA (The Islamic Republic Information Company) reported.

Amirabdollahian dismissed the allegations of offering drones to Russia to be used in Ukraine, IRNA reported.

“Previously we now have taken weapons from Russia and given it weapons as nicely, however not throughout the Ukraine battle,” IRNA quoted the international minister as having mentioned.

The minister additionally mentioned he had advised the European Union’s international coverage chief Josep Borrell that Iran was keen to take part in an investigation of the drones utilized in Ukraine.

“I advised Josep Borrell that I’m prepared {that a} staff of army specialists from Iran and Ukraine assess claims on using Iranian-made drones within the Ukraine battle,” IRNA quoted Abdollahian as having mentioned.

Armed drones have grow to be a key weapon in Russia’s arsenal throughout its battle in Ukraine and have been used with devastating results prior to now month to focus on essential power infrastructure, resulting in nationwide energy shortages in Ukraine.

Ukraine mentioned on Friday that its forces had since mid-September shot down greater than 300 Russian drones, which it described as Shahed-136 fashions imported from Iran.

Ukraine air pressure spokesman Yuri Ihnat advised journalists in Kyiv that Russia had ordered an estimated 2,400 kamikaze drones, though the precise extent of Moscow’s inventory of armed drones was unknown.

Additionally on Friday, Iranian nationals dwelling in Ukraine held a protest in Kyiv in opposition to the Tehran authorities allegedly supplying Russia with drones which were utilized in Moscow’s battle on the nation.

Protesters wearing Ukrainian colours and holding up Ukrainian and Irainian flags. One holds placard that says in Russia: 'Iranian serviceman, go f**k yourself'
Iranians who reside in Ukraine attend a protest in opposition to Teran’s authorities and deliveries of Iranian drones to Russia, in central Kyiv, Ukraine on October 28, 2022 [Gleb Garanich/Reuters]

Iran has strongly condemned a name by France, Germany and the UK for the United Nations to analyze whether or not Russia has used Iranian-origin drones to assault Ukraine.

Nasser Kanaani, the spokesman for Iran’s international ministry, mentioned final weekend that the decision by three nations was “false and baseless” and that it was “strongly rejected and condemned”.

In a letter signed by their UN envoys, the three European nations backed Ukraine’s request for a UN inquiry, arguing the drone use breached UN Safety Council Decision 2231 endorsing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The US has mentioned the alleged export of “kamikaze drones” utilized in Ukraine may very well be a breach of the decision, which may doubtlessly set off the mechanically reinstating of worldwide sanctions in opposition to Iran.