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Monday, November 5, 2012

Sri Lanka wins 2nd rain-shortened ODI

Sri Lanka wins 2nd rain-shortened ODI
Sri Lanka wins 2nd rain-shortened ODI

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by D/L Method

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 14 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method in the rain-hit second one-day international played in Pallekele Stadium.

after winning the toss, New Zealand made 250 for six in their allotted 50 overs at Pallekele International Stadium. Captain Ross Taylor led the batsmen with 72 and he was well supported by BJ Watling (55), Rob Nicol (46) and James Franklin (35 not out).
In reply, Sri Lanka reached 118 for three in 22.5 overs when the rain halted play, well above the 104 runs required under the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Sri Lanka lost Upul Tharanga very early but Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene got together to frustrate the visitors and deny them any further success. 

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena anchored his side's response with an unbeaten 43 from 49 balls including five fours. He added 59 for the third wicket with former captain Tillakaratne Dilshan (37) who became the third player to reach 1,000 ODI runs for 2012 after team mate Kumar Sangakarra and India's Virat Kohli. 

Next match on Tuesday (06) were switched to Pallekele after heavy rain in Colombo left the original venue, the R Premadasa Stadium.the first two matches of the tour were abandoned because of rain.


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