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SL defeat Kiwis in 2nd US T20 clash

By The Assam Tribune

Fort Lauderdale (Florida), May 24 (AFP): Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the second of two Twenty20 matches, part of international cricket�s historic attempt to break into the US market.

Sri Lanka triumphed in the low-scoring affair with more than four overs to spare to earn a 1-1 draw in the series yesterday.

Nuwan Kulasekara tore through New Zealand�s top order, taking three wickets in the second over as he removed openers Brendon McCullum and Aaron Redmond along with Rob Nicol.

Scorecard

New Zealand: B McCullum b Kulasekara 1, A Redmond lbw b Kulasekara 1, L Taylor lbw b Mathews 5, R Nicol lbw b Kulasekara 0, D Vettori c Sangakkara b Mendis 27, G Hopkins run out 1, N McCullum not out 36, J Oram c Kapugedera b Malinga 3, K Mills lbw b Mendis 0, T Southee b Malinga 4, A McKay b Malinga 0. Extras: (W-3) 3. Total: (all out; 17.3 overs) 81. Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-8, 5-13, 6-58, 7-67, 8-68, 9-81. Bowling: Mathews 4-0-22-1, Kulasekara 3-1-4-3, Malinga 2.3-0-12-3, Mendis 4-0-19-2, Jayasuriya 1-0-12-0, Perera 2-0-8-0, Dilshan 1-0-4-0.

Sri Lanka: Jayawardene c B McCullum b Oram 17, Dilshan not out 33, N Perera c Nicol b N McCullum 24, Sangakkara st Hopkins b N McCullum 5, Mathews not out 0. Extras: (B-1 W-6) 7. Total: (3 wickets; 15.3 overs) 86. Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-63, 3-80. Bowling: Mills 3-0-18-0, McKay 2-0-11-0, Oram 2-0-3-1, N McCullum 4-0-15-2, Vettori 2-0-10-0, Southee 1-0-15-0, Nicol 1.3-0-13-0.

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SL defeat Kiwis in 2nd US T20 clash

Fort Lauderdale (Florida), May 24 (AFP): Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the second of two Twenty20 matches, part of international cricket�s historic attempt to break into the US market.

Sri Lanka triumphed in the low-scoring affair with more than four overs to spare to earn a 1-1 draw in the series yesterday.

Nuwan Kulasekara tore through New Zealand�s top order, taking three wickets in the second over as he removed openers Brendon McCullum and Aaron Redmond along with Rob Nicol.

Scorecard

New Zealand: B McCullum b Kulasekara 1, A Redmond lbw b Kulasekara 1, L Taylor lbw b Mathews 5, R Nicol lbw b Kulasekara 0, D Vettori c Sangakkara b Mendis 27, G Hopkins run out 1, N McCullum not out 36, J Oram c Kapugedera b Malinga 3, K Mills lbw b Mendis 0, T Southee b Malinga 4, A McKay b Malinga 0. Extras: (W-3) 3. Total: (all out; 17.3 overs) 81. Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-8, 5-13, 6-58, 7-67, 8-68, 9-81. Bowling: Mathews 4-0-22-1, Kulasekara 3-1-4-3, Malinga 2.3-0-12-3, Mendis 4-0-19-2, Jayasuriya 1-0-12-0, Perera 2-0-8-0, Dilshan 1-0-4-0.

Sri Lanka: Jayawardene c B McCullum b Oram 17, Dilshan not out 33, N Perera c Nicol b N McCullum 24, Sangakkara st Hopkins b N McCullum 5, Mathews not out 0. Extras: (B-1 W-6) 7. Total: (3 wickets; 15.3 overs) 86. Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-63, 3-80. Bowling: Mills 3-0-18-0, McKay 2-0-11-0, Oram 2-0-3-1, N McCullum 4-0-15-2, Vettori 2-0-10-0, Southee 1-0-15-0, Nicol 1.3-0-13-0.