New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2014-15, 4th ODI at Nelson: New Zealand go past 100
Jan 20, 2015
New Zealand have gone past 100 in the fourth One-Day International against Sri Lanka at Nelson. In response to Sri Lanka's 276 New Zealand began briskly before losing the two openers; Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill to soft dismissals. Kane Williamson has held fort from one end and is closing in on a half century. Giving him company is Grant Elliot. Ross Taylor was the third New Zealand wicket to go down. He fell victim to Rangana Herath. Catch Live Blog of the match here
New Zealand managed to restrict Sri Lanka to 276 , after Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene‘s classy batsmanship threatened to take the score past 330-run mark. At one point of time Sri Lanka were 245 for in the 45th over. Since then some excellent death bowling by Kiwi bowlers, Tim Southee to be specific and some poor batting by Sri Lankan batsmen integrated a collapse. The visitors lost their last six wickets for just 31 runs.
Earlier On a bright sunny day at Nelson, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews won an important toss and decided to bat first in this crucial encounter. New Zealand side have made three changes for this game. Kane Williamson, Grant Elliott and Adam Milne have come in place of Tom Latham, Nathan McCullum and Mat Henry.