Highlights, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI in Mount Maunganui, Full cricket score: Hosts win by 21 runs

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FirstCricket Staff, Jan 05, 2019 06:31:26 IST

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 21 runs

319/7
Overs
50.0
R/R
6.38
Fours
26
Sixes
7
Extras
9
298/10
Overs
46.2
R/R
6.45
Fours
23
Sixes
13
Extras
19

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Report,1st ODI: James Neesham did his World Cup chances no harm after 18 months out of the New Zealand side as he produced an all-around performance in their 45-run win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international on Thursday.

The visitors, led by Kusal Perera’s 102 and Niroshan Dickwella’s inventive and entertaining 76 were dismissed for 326 in 49 overs, chasing New Zealand’s imposing 371 for seven, which was anchored by Martin Guptill’s 138 and Kane Williamson’s 76.

Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera (L) shakes hands with New Zealand's Martin Guptill (R) after Guptill was dismissed for 138 runs during the first one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on January 3, 2019. (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY / AFP)

Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera (L) with New Zealand's Martin Guptill. AFP

Neesham, who is battling with three other players for an all-rounder’s spot for the May 30-July 14 World Cup in England and Wales, however, overshadowed Guptill’s 14th ODI century with a six-hitting assault at Bay Oval in Mt. Maunganui.

The 28-year-old, who had not played for New Zealand since June 2017, was on three at the start of the 49th over bowled by Thisara Perera and proceeded to smash five sixes.

He then finished New Zealand’s innings with a sixth six off Nuwan Pradeep, having scored 47 from 13 balls.

Neesham then dismissed both of Sri Lanka’s openers after Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka (43) had given their side a superb start with a 119-run stand in less than 18 overs.

He also snapped up the dangerous Dinesh Chandimal for his third wicket to reduce Sri Lanka to 211 for four in the 33rd over just as they were preparing themselves for an assault.

Perera, however, kept the visitors in the chase with his fourth one-day century, before he fell in the 46th over with his side needing 74 runs to win the game.

The second game of the three-match series is at the same venue on Saturday.

Updated Date: Jan 05, 2019 17:40:45 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254