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Sri Lanka keep hapless New Zealand to 74 in rain-truncated one-off T20

Nuwan Kulasekara

Nuwan Kulasekara took two wickets early on © AFP

Pallekele: Oct 30, 2012

 

Sri Lanka restricted a hapless New Zealand to a paltry score of 74 for seven in their one-off Twenty20 International match on Tuesday.

 

Put in to bat first, New Zealand made a disastrous start to their innings losing the top order cheaply.

 

Tim Southee top-scored with 21 and BJ Watling scored 16 after New Zealand top order flopped.

 

New Zealand were strugglilng at 24 for five when rain halted play during the ninth over.

 

Thisara Perera and Nuwan Kulasekara were the chief tormentors of the Kiwis early on, as they took two wickets each.

 

Spinner Akila Dananjaya bagged two wickets as well.

 

Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to field against New Zealand.

 

Brief Scores: New Zealand 74 for 4 in 14 overs (Tim Southee 21, BJ Watling 14; Akila Dananjaya 2 for 9, Nuwan Kulasekara 2 for 13, Thisara 2 for 22) vs Sri Lanka.

 

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