ICC T20 World Cup 2012: Sri Lanka get off to a flyer against New Zealand

Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan plays a shot against New Zealand AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Pallekele: Sep 27, 2012

Openers got Sri Lanka off to a splendid start to reach 62 for no loss at the end of the fifth over against New Zealand in the first Super Eight match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2012 at Pallekele on Thursday.

Dilshan was batting on 31, while Jayawardene was unbeaten on 30.

Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan put on the unbeaten partnership of 62 runs for the opening wicket .

Dilshan was the aggressive of the two smashing 16 run of the first over. Jayawardene then got into the act, flicking Tim South for a six in the third over and then hitting a six and a four off Kyle Mills in the fourth over.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 174 for 7 in 20 overs (Rob Nicol 58, Martin Guptill 38; Nuwan Kulasekara 2 for 3, Akila Dananjaya Perera 2 for 30) vs Sri Lanka 62 for no loss in 5 overs (Tillakaratne Dilshan 31*, Mahela Jayawardene 30*)

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