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Pallekele: Nov 1, 2012

The start of the first One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the Pallekele Stadium was delayed due to rains on Thursday.

Persistent rains washed out the one-off Twenty20 international match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at the Pallekele International Stadium on Tuesday.

In the rain-truncated match, Sri Lanka reached six for no loss, chasing 75 to win from 14 overs.

Earlier, Sri Lanka restricted a hapless New Zealand to a paltry score of 74 for seven from 14 overs.

Put in to bat first, New Zealand made a disastrous start to their innings losing the top order cheaply.

Tim Southee top-scored with 21 and BJ Watling scored 16 after New Zealand top order flopped.

New Zealand were strugglilng at 24 for five when rain halted play during the ninth over.