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Sri Lanka won by 7 wkts (D/L method) | Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand Live Score, 4th ODI

That will wind up things on what has been a pretty long day with all the rain breaks and all. Hope you enjoyed the coverage, we certainly did our best to do so. Until next time, on behalf of Sid P, Sriram and Sathya, this is Srivathsa signing out. Good night and sleep tight!
Jeevan: 'I have been working on the googly in the last couple of months, with the coach and it is working out. We will take it as challenge (on getting used to bowling with the field restrictions) and as time goes by we will add up to that.'
Jeevan Mendis is the MoM for his three wickets
Mahela: 'Very happy with the series win. The toss was a bit lucky, but the bowlers stuck to their guns and put them under pressure. With the rain around, batting under lights was always going to be tough, both Upul and Chandi batted really well. Kumar was disappointed that he missed out in the last couple of games, he applied himself really well and guided Chandi through a rough phase. Would like to speak to the selectors tomorrow and then decide on what changes need to be made for the final ODI.'
Taylor: 'They played smart cricket right from the start and were the better team at the end of the day. Milne showed us what he can do with the bat and if we can win one game, we can give the fans something to cheer back home.'
Sri Lanka never looked in any strife though it must be said that Boult and Southee beat the bat on numerous occasions during their opening spell. Chandimal lived a charmed life and Boult could have got him at least a couple of times. After the initial difficult phase, the chase became relatively easy and though the batsmen slowed down considerably towards the end, the job was complete with ease. Do stay tuned for the presentation..
End of over 27, 2 runs (. . wd wd )
SL: 135/3
Kumar Sangakkara - 46(56) This over: 0 runs
Angelo Mathews - 2(4) This over: 0 runs
Adam Milne
(4.2 - 0 - 21 - 0)
26.3 Adam Milne to Kumar Sangakkara 1wd
wide, finally the game is over! Milne does it for SL by bowling a wide. SL win the series with one game to go
26.2 Adam Milne to Kumar Sangakkara 0
no run, punched back to the bowler
26.1 Adam Milne to Kumar Sangakkara 0
no run, short of length delivery on the stumps, Sangakkara defends to short mid wicket
Adam Milne [4.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack
End of over 26, 2 runs (. W . . . 2 )
SL: 134/3
Angelo Mathews - 2(4) This over: 2 runs
Kumar Sangakkara - 46(54) This over: 0 runs
Andrew Ellis
(6.0 - 0 - 23 - 1)
25.6 Andrew Ellis to Angelo Mathews 2
2 runs, bottom handed drive wide of mid on and the scores are level now with that couple
25.5 Andrew Ellis to Angelo Mathews 0
no run, seaming away from Mathews who goes back, adjusts and defends
25.4 Andrew Ellis to Angelo Mathews 0
no run, tapped to cover point
25.3 Andrew Ellis to Angelo Mathews 0
no run, Mathews lined up for the pull and then pushed it to mid on
Angelo Mathews, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Match details

Toss : Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Ian Gould (Eng) and Ruchira Palliyaguru (SL)

TV umpire : Tyron Wijewardene (SL)

Match referee : Andy Pycroft (Zim)

Teams

Sri Lanka : Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene(c), Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga.

New Zealand : Rob Nicol, BJ Watling(wk), Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor(c), Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Andrew Ellis, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

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