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New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy 2013

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy 2013
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy 2013

Champions Trophy 2013

New Zealand scraped home by one wicket in a thrilling low-scoring Champions Trophy contest against Sri Lanka Group A match at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
After winning the toss Sri Lanka opted to bat first but failed to put a respectable score as they were bowled out for 138 in 37.5 overs(K.Sangakkara 68, M.McClenaghan 4-43).

Malinga’s range of yorkers and full tosses proved Sri Lanka’s best weapon and he removed Kane Williamson as well as the McCullum brothers, who looked to be taking their side towards victory, and then Daniel Vettori.
However, Southee was able to see off the remainder of his spell, with a little luck, and then when Tillakaratne Dilshan bowled a wide with two runs needed, the pair capitalised by taking the extra run to register New Zealand’s first win over Sri Lanka since 2009.  

England and New Zealand lead the Group A table whilst Australia and Sri Lanka have lost their first matches. Today’s match will be between Pakistan and South Africa contesting within Group B whilst Sri Lanka’s next match is on Thursday with England.

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