Tillakaratne Dilshan © IANS
Tillakaratne Dilshan © IANS

Jan 23, 2015

Tillakaratne Dilshan has brought up his fifty as Sri Lanka have managed to reach a score of in the first overs. Dilshan would be really happy his knock as it was the most necessary at this point. He got off to a sedate start but made up for it in the latter part of his innings. Few overs earlier, Lahiru Thirimanne was dismissed by Grant Elliot just short of his half-century in the fifth One-Day International (ODI) at Dunedin. Thirimanne and Dilshan did a fine job earlier in the innings. Thirimanne did well to put the accelerate button on when Sri Lanka lagged behind in the early few overs. But he would be disappointed not to get to his fifty.

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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