Tillakaratne Dilshan © IANS
Tillakaratne Dilshan © IANS

Jan 23, 2015

Sri Lanka started off slowly as they only managed to score only 22 runs in the first five overs bowled by New Zealand in the fifth One-Day International (ODI) played at Dunedin. Sri Lanka need to stitch a huge partnership here to get somewhere close to the New Zealand total.

Earlier, Luke Ronchi and Grant Elliot smashed their maiden and second ODI centuries respectively to stitch together a mammoth 267-run stand for the sixth wicket to help New Zealand finish on a total of 360 for the loss of five wickets, smashing several records along the way. While Ronchi ended up registering the highest individual score by a New Zealand batsman, smashing 170 runs off 99 deliveries, the 267-run stand turned out to be the highest-ever in ODI cricket for the sixth wicket.

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