Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 53 © Getty Images (File Photo)

Nov 16, 2013

Tillakaratne Dilshan hit 53 as Sri Lanka scored 211-8 from 33 overs in the rain-interrupted third and final one-day international against New Zealand in Dambulla on Saturday.

The match, delayed by 90 minutes due to bad weather, had been earlier truncated to 43 overs-a-side before another wet spell reduced it further to 33 overs each.

Sri Lanka, who were 91 for no loss at one stage following Dilshan’s opening partnership with Mahela Jayawardene, slipped to 110 for four and then 146 for six against the steady Black Caps attack.

Nathan McCullum removed Jayawardene (46) and Kumar Sangakkara in three balls, before left-arm seamer Mitchell McClenaghan dismissed Dilshan and skipper Angelo Mathews off successive balls.

The ninth-wicket pair of Sachithra Senanayake and Rangana Herath boosted the total by smashing 18 runs in the final over bowled by seamer Andrew Ellis.

Sri Lanka need a win to draw the series 1-1 after New Zealand won the second game in Hambantota on Tuesday. The first match was rained off.

New Zealand will round off their short two-week tour with two Twenty20 internationals in Pallekele on November 19 and 21.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 211 for 8 in 33 overs (Tillakaratne Dilshan 53, Mahela Jayawardene 46; Nathan McCullum 2 for 13, Jimmy Neesham 2 for 26, Mitchell McClenaghan 2 for 34) vs New Zealand

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