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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20I Highlights: New Zealand win by 35 runs

NZ vs SL T20I Highlights: Setting a target of 180, New Zealand bowled out Sri Lanka for 144, winning the only T20I by 35 runs.

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20I Highlights: New Zealand won the only T20I against Sri Lanka by 35 runs. Out to chase 180, Sri Lanka got off to a bad start with Sadeera Samarawickrama departing on the first ball.  But the early fall did little to deter Sri Lanka’s confidence as Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Perera fired the side past 50. But Scott and Doug Bracewell picked up two quick wickets to pull things back for the hosts by the end of powerplay. Thisara Perera showed signs of resistance before Lockie Ferguson returned to take dismiss him and De Silva in the same over. The spinners took care of Sri Lanka’s lower order and the visitors were bowled out for 144.

Earlier, big hitting from New Zealand’s lower order has seen the hosts reaching 179/7 in their full quota of 20 overs. Sri Lanka had earlier decided to bowl after winning the toss. Catch Live score and updates of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20I.

Sri Lanka in New Zealand, Only T20 International, 2019Eden Park, Auckland 23 January 2019

New Zealand 179/7 (20.0)

vs

Sri Lanka 144 (16.5)

Match Ended ( Day - One-off T20I ) New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20I Highlights:

GONE!

WICKET! Ish Sodhi gets Kasun Rajitha's fall in the same over with a slow delivery. Easy catch for Tim Seifert. Sri Lanka all out for 144. 

New Zealand win by 35 runs. The hosts remain unbeaten throughout the series.

GONE!

WICKET! Another one bites the durst and this time it is Lahiru Kumara who has been dismissed. Easy catch for Scott at deep backward square leg. SL 142/9

GONE!

WICKET! Lasith Malinga is the next man to go and Sri Lanka are now falling down like a pack of cards. Mitchell Santner gets his first wicket. Lured Malinga to play a shot with a slow, wide delivery but Slinga could not get enough on the shot to cross the boundary ropes. Easy catch for Sandakan. SL 138/8

GONE!

WICKET! A good review from New Zealand and Ish Sodhi reaps the reward. He has trapped Dasun Shanaka. The umpire was not interested but the replay showed there was no bat involved, impact was on the line and it was hitting middle stump. Sl 128/7

GONE!

WICKET! CLEANED HIM UP - Lockie Ferguson has changed the course of the match. He has cleaned up Dhananjaya de Silva with a yorker. He departs for 10. Third wicket for the seamer. SL 119/6

GONE!

WICKET! Lockie Ferguson strikes and Thisara Perera's resistance comes to an end. Tried to go for another big hit, Ferguson just pulled the length a tad bit, and Perera went in too early with the shot. SL 118/5

Thisara Perera - one man army

Thisara Perera is not going to deal in singles or doubles. He will simply play shots and score runs in boundaries. After smacking Ish Sodhi for a six in the previous over, the left-handed batsman has now flicked a loose delivery from Scott across the boundary ropes for a four. SL 115/4

100 up for Sri Lanka

A single from Dhananjaya de Silva and 100 up for Sri Lanka in 10.3 overs. Still need 80 runs to win in 57 balls with 6 wickets in hand.

GONE!

WICKET! Tim Southee departs and Kusal Perera's resistance ends. The boundaries had dried up and the right-handed batsman tried to break the deadlock but mistimed his short. Easy catch for Kuggeleijn on the slow ball from Southee.

IN THE AIR...

... Just short of the fielder. Thisara Perera almost struck a ball towards the fielder at mid-on. It just fell a couple of steps in front of the fielder. What a great chance. But no benefits so far.

SIX!

BIGGIE! Thisara Perera starts the show as soon as the spinner Mitchell Santner comes on. Full pitched delivery and he has slog sweeped it miles into the stands for the maximum. 

End of powerplay

New Zealand have pulled things back with quick wickets after a fiery start from Sri Lanka. After 6 overs, Sri Lanka are 61/3. Still need 119 to win in 14 overs.

50 ip for Sri Lanka

Thisara Perera takes a double and brings up 50 for Sri Lanka. He is the danger man in the middle and Kiwis would be well aware how he can turn things in a match very quickly.

50 ip for Sri Lanka

Thisara Perera takes a double and brings up 50 for Sri Lanka. He is the danger man in the middle and Kiwis would be well aware how he can turn things in a match very quickly.

GONE!

WICKET! Doug Bracewell too gets a BIG WCKET in his first ball. Niroshan Dickwella tries to go for a big one. Full pitched delivery, outside off stumps, Dickwella mistimed it. Miles into the air. Good judgment catch by Seifert. SL 45/3

GONE!

WICKET! Scott Kuggeleijn strikes and the danger man Kusal Perera has been taken at mid-on. A yorker delivery on the stumps, the batsman dug out but the bat turned in his hand and he didn't time it at all. Straightforward catch for Bracewell. SL 41/2

CHANCE!

DROPPED! Kusal Perera smacks a shot straight down the line and Scott had plenty of time to get his hands underneath it but he misjudged the position of the ball and let it go. Wasted chance. 

Kusal Perera on fire!

Despite losing an early wicket, Sri Lanka are showing no signs of restrains whatsoever. Kusal Perera has hammered captain Tim Southee for two boundaries and a six in the 2nd over.

SL 29/1 after 2 overs. 

GONE!

WICKET! CLEANED HIM UP FIRST BALL! Lockie Ferguson has ripped apart Sadeera Samarawickrama's stumps. He departs for 0. SL 11/1

CHASE IS ON!

Lockie Ferguson out with the new ball for New Zealand. Niroshan Dickwella and Sadeera Samarawickrama are out to open the innings.

FOUR! SIX! Sri Lanka off to a solid start in chase!

End of innings

A SIX to end the innings and the Kiwis score 23 runs in the final two overs - take New Zealand's total to 179/7 in 20 overs. Sri Lanka need 180 to win. A remarkable comeback in the end.

SIX! SIX!

Scotty definitely knows what's required at this stage ! He has hammered a couple of sixes to fire the Kiwis over 150. Still 2 overs remaining and Sri Lanka could see a target of over 170 here.

GONE!

WICKET! Kasun Rajitha gets his third wicket and Doug Bracewell's brave 26-ball 44 runs innings come to an end. He tried to go for another six, but handed an easy catch in the deep. NZ 143/7

Scott joins the party

Scott Kuggeleijn (a surname which only Kerry O' Keefe can pronounce) joins the party! Pitched it fuller, but miRajitha missed the line and Scott has hammered it for a boundary at deep backward square leg.

Bracewell is on FIRE!

Three sixes and a four - Doug Bracewell takes Thisara Perera to the cleaners in the 17th over. NZ 138/6 - three more overs to go in the innings

Bracewell is on FIRE!

Three sixes and a four - Doug Bracewell takes Thisara Perera to the cleaners in the 17th over. NZ 138/6 - three more overs to go in the innings

Perera = Secret Santa!

Thisara Perera has handed gifts to Doug Bracewell and the result is SIX! SIX! First a slow full toss which Bracewell just hit it straight for a six. Then a wide delivery and the batsman hammered it towards fine leg for another biggie. Bracewell is playing the heroic innings. 

WICKET!

GONE! Perera ends the brief resistance led by Ross Taylor. A short delivery and Taylor just edged it to Dickwella. The umpire was not convinced but the batsman walked off himself. NZ 102/6

FOUR!

FOUR! Slick and class from Ross Taylor.  Perera ptiches it fuller on middle and leg, Taylor moves across, takes it on the full and paddles it over short fine leg. Brings up the 100 for Kiwis in 14.2 overs.

What is Sandakan doing?

Lankesh Sandakan has continued to pitch the ball outside the line. Gives away two extra runs. Could have been four if the Kiwis batsmen were not too eager to play the ball. 

Taylor joins the party!

SIX! Can you ever keep Ross Taylor away from action? NOPE. The veteran hammers Sandakan's full pitched delivery for a massive six towards long on. Kiwis are gatecrashing Sri Lanka's party now.

Taylor joins the party!

SIX! Can you ever keep Ross Taylor away from action? NOPE. The veteran hammers Sandakan's full pitched delivery for a massive six towards long on. Kiwis are gatecrashing Sri Lanka's party now.

SIXXXX!

That has gone miles into the stands - BRACEWELL IS DOING IT FOR THE KIWIS! Short pitched delivery from Lahiru Kumara and the batmsan has just pulled it towards deep backward square leg. 

SIX!

BIGGIE! Doug Bracewell shows how it's done. Pitched outside off, by Sandakan, the batsman comes down the track, wasn't to the pitch of the ball but goes through with the shot and clears the long-on boundary with ease.

GONE!

WICKET! The pressure continued to build and Mitchell Santner finally gives away his wicket. Loses his patience and tries to charge on a fuller delivery from Sandakan. The ball flies in the air only to land safely in Perera's hands. NZ 55/5

FOUR!

BANG! Ross Taylor finally connects and he has hammered Lankesh Sandakan for a boundary. Just struck the ball over the bowler's head. You cannot set a field for such shots. He brings up 50 for New Zealand in style. 

FOUR!

FOUR! A boundary for New Zealand after 26 deliveries fro Mitchell Santner. Thisara Perera bowled a slow bouncer and Santner pulled it for a boundary towards mid on. 

End of powerplay

This has been Sri Lanka's game so far in the powerplay overs. Up to Ross Tayor and Mitchell Santner to script a bounce back from here on. 6 overs gone - SL 33/4

JUST SHORT...!

Sri Lanka are showing credible intensity on the field. Ross Taylor cuts a wide delivery towards the short third man who jumped forwards to almost pluck it in his hands. Just fell short by inches. Great effort. 

Jimmy Neesham in action!

He might not be in the starting XI for the T20I, but Jimmy Neesham left a mark in the ODIs, to perhaps, cement a place in the World Cup squad. Off the field, he continues to be his best in Twitter banter.

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka T20I Highlights::

New Zealand Squad: Tim Seifert (wk), Tim Southee (c), Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Seth Rance, Scott Kuggeleijn

Sri Lanka Squad: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lasith Malinga (c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama