Highlights, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI at Saxton Oval, Full cricket score: Kiwis complete 3-0 sweep

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FirstCricket Staff, Jan 07, 2019 20:43:58 IST

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 115 runs

364/4
Overs
50.0
R/R
7.28
Fours
32
Sixes
9
Extras
13
249/10
Overs
41.4
R/R
6.01
Fours
21
Sixes
7
Extras
10

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Report,2nd ODI: Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera’s blistering century ended up in vain as New Zealand sealed a 21-run victory in the second one-day international on Saturday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Opting to bat after winning the toss, New Zealand built on fine half-centuries by Colin Munro (87), Ross Taylor (90) and James Neesham (64) to post a commanding 319 for seven total in 50 overs at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

New Zealand's Kane Williamson watches the ball 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)

New Zealand's Kane Williamson. AP

Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi claimed three wickets for 55 runs as the hosts reduced Sri Lanka to 128-7, before Perera took matters into his own hands with a flurry of big hitting en route to his maiden ton that ensured a thrilling end to the contest.

The 29-year-old gave New Zealand an almighty scare, smashing 13 sixes and eight boundaries in a 74-ball 140, before he became the final wicket to fall, dismissed by pace bowler Matt Henry.

Opener Danushka Gunathilaka was the only other Sri Lankan batsman to make a notable contribution, scoring 71.

New Zealand won the first match of the series at the same venue by 45 runs on Thursday, with the third and final contest taking place at Nelson on Tuesday.

With inputs from Reuters

Updated Date: Jan 08, 2019 11:48:04 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 7 6 1 0 12
New Zealand 7 5 1 1 11
India 5 4 0 1 9
England 7 4 3 0 8
Bangladesh 7 3 3 1 7
Pakistan 7 3 3 1 7
Sri Lanka 6 2 2 2 6
West Indies 6 1 4 1 3
South Africa 7 1 5 1 3
Afghanistan 7 0 7 0 0





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 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
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