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Veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan shrugged off a worrying injury scare to take four wickets as Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand by 112 runs in their World Cup Group A clash on Friday.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: Sri Lanka will look to win the 38th game of the ICC World Cup when they take on New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Sri Lanka have seven points from five games whereas New Zealand have eight from their five.

Friday is showdown time for more than Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Mumbai. So far this World Cup there have been the usual clutch of upsets and marginal results litter this year's World Cup, not just the Ireland and Bangladesh wins over England, the way the Kiwis manhandled Pakistan, India's bowling being exposed by England in their tied game and South Africa in their outing, where they took on the choker phobia and beat it.