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Sri Lanka will aim to maintain their domination AFP

Hambantota: Nov 10, 2012

Sri Lanka will look to keep their winning momentum and seal the five-match ODI series, when they clash against New Zealand in the fourth match at Hambantota on Saturday.

In the third ODI match, Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 102 to power Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand.

The opener hit 12 fours in his 95-ball knock as Sri Lanka achieved a rain-revised target of 197 with 11 balls to spare in a day-night match reduced to 33-overs-a-side due to rain for a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Man-of-the-match Dilshan also upstaged New Zealand opener Bradley-John Watling, who cracked a career-best 96 not out.

“Soon after the toss, I had some pain in the back,” Dilshan was quoted as saying by AFP.

“The first few overs were a bit difficult. After that the ball was wet and four fielders were outside the circle and we capitalised on that.”


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

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

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