Sri Lanka were bowled out for 117 in 2nd ODI vs New Zealand © Getty Images
Sri Lanka were bowled out for 117 in 2nd ODI vs New Zealand © Getty Images

Johannesburg: Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has expressed his disappointment over his side’s second ODI defeat against New Zealand, saying that a ‘pathetic’ batting display led to their humiliating 10-wicket loss in Christchurch on Monday. Sri Lanka showcased an inept batting display as the tourists were bundled out for 117 within 27.4 overs. None of their batsmen were able to cross the margin of 20. Describing Sri Lanka’s defeat as `embarrassing’, the 28-year-old admitted that his side could not manage to handle the game, admitting that they made bad shot selections during the match, Sport24 reported. FULL SCORECARD: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 2nd ODI at Christchurch

Opener Martin Guptill made 93 not out from a mere 30 balls, which includes eight sixes and nine boundaries, as New Zealand wrapped up the match in just 8.2 overs. With the defeat, Sri Lanka are currently trailing 0-2 in the five-match series. New Zealand won the opening match by seven wickets. The two sides will play their third ODI at Nelson’s Saxton Oval on New Year’s Eve.

Batting first, Sri lanka were bowled out for 117 in 27.4 overs with Nuwan Kulasekara top-scoring with 19 runs. New Zealand’s Matt Henry bagged 4 wickets, while Mitchell McClenaghan accounted 3 scalps to his name. Openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Danushka Gunathilaka showed a bit of spunk at the start of the innings getting a boundary each. Henry, who had won the Man of the Match in the previous game for his 4 for 49, removed Dilshan soon after, foxing him for line and length as the batsman edged the ball off his bat handle to Ross Taylor at the slips. It was a total nightmare for the Sri Lankan batsmen thereafter, including for Milinda Siriwardana (12) and Nuwan Kulasekara (19), both of whom had scored brave fifties in the first game at the same venue, though it eventually went in vain.