Brendon McCullum brought up his fifth ODI century off 88 balls, but fell for 117 at the score of 158 to Jeevan Mendis © Getty Images
Brendon McCullum brought up his fifth ODI century off 88 balls, but fell for 117 at the score of 158 to Jeevan Mendis © Getty Images

Jan 15, 2015

New Zealand were bundled out for 248 in 50 overs against Sri Lanka in the second of the seven-match ODI series at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday. Centurion skipper, Brendon McCullum was the only top-scorer in the innings with a score of 117.

Earlier, New Zealand skipper had won the toss and elected to bat first. They started the innings on a shaky note as Martin Guptill departed for just 10 after 35 runs on the board. Out came Tom Latham, to add 38 more to the total and fall for just five at the score of 73 to Rangana Herath.

However, it was the pair of McCullum and Ross Taylor who put up a 85-run stand for the third wicket. McCullum in the process also brought up his fifth ODI century off 88 balls, but fell for 117 at the score of 158 to Jeevan Mendis.

Following his departure, none of the other pairs could put a solid show as it was followed by four unfortunate run outs with the likes of Daniel Vettori, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi and Nathan McCullum, all falling prey to it and getting dismissed for seven, five, duck and 13 respectively.

Follwing those run outs, Adam Milne was stumped for 19 while Trent Boult after hitting a couple of sixes in the final over fell in the final ball of the innings as New Zealand finished on 248.

Brief scores: New Zealand 248 (Brendon McCullum 117, Ross Taylor 35; Rangana Herath 2 for 36, Sachitra Senanayake 2 for 55) vs Sri Lanka.

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