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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sri Lanka-New zealand tie abandoned

Sri Lanka-New zealand tie abandoned due to rain
Sri Lanka-New zealand tie abandoned due to rain

Match abandoned due to rain

The T20 international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned because of rain at Pallekele International Stadium on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka New T20 captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent New Zealand in to bat.
New Zealand earlier struggled to score 74-7,No. 9 batsman Tim Southee top-scoring with an unbeaten 21, including four boundaries in an over off seamer Shaminda Eranga.
Seamers Thisara Perera and Nuwan Kulasekara and 19-year-old spinner Akila Dananjaya(best figures of 2-9 ) each bagged two wickets for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka, chasing a rain-revised target(according to the D/L method) of 72 runs off 14 overs, were six for no loss after two overs when play was called off.
Brief Scores:

New Zealand: 74 for 4 in 14 overs (Tim Southee 21, BJ Watling 14; Akila Dananjaya 2 for 9, Nuwan Kulasekara 2 for 13, Thisara 2 for 22) 
Sri Lanka: 6 for no loss (Dilshan Munaweera 4*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 2*) match abandoned due to rain.
The teams will now play five one-day internationals, starting in Pallekele,Sri Lanka on Thursday.


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