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.

Boult
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.

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

Sri Lankan writer Shehan Karunatilaka wins 2022 Booker Prize | Arts and Culture News

The judges described Karunatilaka’s ebook, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, as an afterlife noir that confirmed ‘deep humanity’.

Sri Lankan creator Shehan Karunatilaka has been named the winner of the distinguished Booker Prize for fiction for his second ebook The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, a couple of warfare photographer murdered within the nation’s civil warfare.

Karunatilaka acquired a trophy from Queen Consort Camilla at a ceremony on Monday night time in London. It was the English language literary award’s first in-person ceremony since 2019. The 47-year-old creator additionally will get a 50,000 pound ($56,700) prize.

Set within the Sri Lanka of 1990, Seven Moons follows homosexual warfare photographer and gambler Maali Almeida after he wakes up lifeless and decides to seek out out who was accountable.

Time is of the essence for Maali, who has “seven moons” to succeed in out to family members and information them to hidden pictures he has taken depicting the brutality of the island’s sectarian battle.

“My hope for Seven Moons is that this… that within the not-so-distant future… that it’s learn in a Sri Lanka that has understood that these concepts of corruption and race-baiting and cronyism haven’t labored and can by no means work,” he stated.

“I hope it’s in print in 10 years however whether it is, I hope it’s written in [a] Sri Lanka that learns from its tales, and that Seven Moons can be within the fantasy part of the bookshop … subsequent to the dragons, the unicorns [and] is not going to be mistaken for realism or political satire,” he added.

Karunatilaka is the second Sri Lankan to win the award, following Michael Ondaatje’s victory in 1992 for The English Affected person, which was later changed into a blockbuster movie.

Sri Lankan writer Shehan Karunatilaka poses next to Britain's Camilla, queen consort, holding the golden Booker Prize trophy.
Karunatilaka acquired his trophy from Britain’s Camilla, queen consort [Toby Melville/Pool via AFP]

Neil MacGregor, who chaired the judging panel, known as Seven Moons “an afterlife noir that dissolves the boundaries not simply of various genres, however of life and loss of life, physique and spirit, east and west”.

The judges stated it was a “whodunnit and a race in opposition to time, filled with ghosts, gags and a deep humanity”.

All however one of many six shortlisted authors attended the ceremony, the primary in-person Booker occasion since 2019.

Englishman Alan Garner, who turned 88 on Monday, appeared nearly.

Different shortlisted authors included Zimbabwe’s NoViolet Bulawayo, American writers Percival Everett and Elizabeth Strout and Irish creator Claire Keegan.

The Booker was first awarded in 1969 and is the UK’s foremost literary award for novels written in English. Final yr the award went to South African Damon Galgut, whereas earlier winners have included Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Hilary Mantel.

Monday’s ceremony featured a particular tribute to Mantel, who died final month aged 70.

She was the primary British author — and first girl — to win the prize twice with the primary two novels in her Wolf Corridor trilogy.