Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, third ODI at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl first against New Zealand at Pallekele AFP

Pallekele: Nov 6, 2012

Sri Lanka will look to continue their winning momentum against New Zeland, whom they beat in the second ODI by 14-runs via Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method in the rain-hit encounter on Sunday to gain a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

The day-night match was keenly poised when play was called off due to rain in Pallekele as Sri Lanka were 118-3 off 22.5 overs chasing a 251-run target. They were ahead of the D/L par score of 104 at that stage.

Skipper Mahela Jayawardene was unbeaten on 43 with Angelo Mathews (seven not out).

The opening one-dayer was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain at the same venue on Thursday.

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

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

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