Christchurch- Latest from Saturday's cricket World Cup Group A opening match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval.

New Zealand scored 331 for six off their 50 overs.

Sri Lanka innings:

2nd over: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Lahiru Thirimanne get the Sri Lanka innings underway with boundaries off Trent Bolt's opening over. Dilshan, though, is lucky to get away with a inside edge which evades the stumps. SL: 0-13

8th over: Bolt takes further punishment from left-hander Thirimanne who takes boundaries from successive balls both sides of the pitch. SL: 0-37

10th over: Adam Milne takes over from Bolt and the fast bowler's first delivery catches the edge of Dilshan's bat and flies to third man for a single. SL: 0-46

13th over: Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori makes the breakthrough in his second over after replacing Tim Southee when Dilshan pushes a full-length delivery tamely back to the bowler after scoring 24 from 41 balls. SL: 1-67

17th over: Kumar Sangakkara plays a sumptuous cover-drive to the boundary off Milne and leg-glances the next delivery for four. Grant Elliott replaces Vettori and Thirimanne lobs the ball just over the leaping Brendon McCullum at silly mid-on. Thirimanne reaches his fifty in the same over from 45 deliveries with seven fours. SL: 1/91

20th over: Boult returns and Sangakkara moves smoothly down the pitch to hit the left-arm paceman over mid-off for four. SL: 1-112