SL in NZ: Kiwis post 248 after electing to bat in 2nd ODI

15 January 2015 - 49   - 0

New Zealand posted 248 after skipper Brendon McCullum smashed 117 off 99 deliveries inclusive of 12 fours and five sixes against Sri Lanka at innings break in the second ODI at Hamilton today (15).   New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first but four run outs which caused the dismissals of Daniel Vettori, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi and Nathan McCullum in quick sessions pushed them backwards.   Before the run outs McCullum put New Zealand in a strong position with his hard-hitting knock as the hosts were well placed at 158 for the loss of three wickets when the Kiwi skipper was caught by his own bowling by Jeevan Mendis.   Ross Taylor made 34 off 69 deliveries inclusive of two boundaries.   Spinners Sachithra Senanayake and Rangana Herath captured two wickets each.   New Zealand brought in Daniel Vettori while Grant Elliot, Tim Southee and Kane Williamson were left out due to injuries.   Sri Lanka replaced Shaminda Eranga with Rangana Herath.   New Zealand 248 all out (50) (Brendon McCullum 117, Ross Taylor 34, Adam Milne 19, Matt Henry 20n.o, Rangana Herath 2/36, Sachithra Senanayake 2/55) vs Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, TM Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (Capt), Lahiru Thurimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thissara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath.

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