New Zealand win by 35 runs

11 January 2019 03:01 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


New Zealand won the only T20I against Sri Lanka by 35 runs held at Eden Park, Auckland. Out to chase 180, Sri Lanka got off to a bad start with Sadeera Samarawickrama departing on the first ball.  But the early fall did little to deter Sri Lanka’s confidence as Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Perera fired the side past 50. But Scott and Doug Bracewell picked up two quick wickets to pull things back for the hosts by the end of powerplay.

Thisara Perera showed signs of resistance before Lockie Ferguson returned to take dismiss him and De Silva in the same over. The spinners took care of Sri Lanka’s lower order and the visitors were bowled out for 144.

Earlier, big hitting from New Zealand’s lower order has seen the hosts reaching 179/7 in their full quota of 20 overs. Sri Lanka had earlier decided to bowl after winning the toss.

  Comments - 12

  • Out Friday, 11 January 2019 03:13 PM

    Another tour another white wash. Next holiday in Australia. Coach need to go soon.

    Dnm Friday, 11 January 2019 08:58 PM

    True... looks like this has become a habit for this bunch. Enjoying their holiday while losing all the matches. Who cares...what a start to the WC year.. it will be worthwhile to send these guys to rehabilitation rather than sending them to England... it's going to be a disaster....

    Jude Friday, 11 January 2019 03:37 PM

    Forget about kiwi tour!!?? Let's emulate what Indians did!!! For the first time, Win a Test Series in Aussie land !!!

    Caddie Friday, 11 January 2019 03:45 PM

    The bowling coach should be changed

    Mevan Friday, 11 January 2019 03:50 PM

    NZ were 55/5 and went on to score 179. Looks like the whole bunch from SL are spineless including coaches. The next misadventure will be in AUS and the same fate can be guaranteed. Is there a point in sending these jokers for the world cup only to be humiliated by teams like Bangladeshis and Afganistan.

    Najeeb Friday, 11 January 2019 03:53 PM

    When this losing trot going to end???

    Waiting Friday, 11 January 2019 03:55 PM

    This is not news anymore

    siriherath Friday, 11 January 2019 04:00 PM

    This match is memorable in that it will go down as one with the clearest evidence of a 'sell out' by Sri Lankan team. It seems the fate of the whole NZ tour was decided and well planned beforehand. Just watch the dismissals. Corruption has no reasonable grounds.

    Anthony Friday, 11 January 2019 04:02 PM

    We Need A Coach. Its clear Mr Minister of sports over to you Sir

    ajay Friday, 11 January 2019 05:34 PM

    Where are the guys who used to take credit for players’ performance?

    Ghost Friday, 11 January 2019 05:39 PM

    A rehearsal for the next tour Down Under!!!

    upula Friday, 11 January 2019 05:54 PM

    overly hyped looser coach was planted to Sri Lankan team by Bangalidesh purposely. SLC felt to the trap.

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