SL in NZ: Sri Lanka to chase 203 in 28 or 160 in 20 overs in rain-hit third ODI

17 January 2015 - 63   - 0

Sri Lanka is set to chase a target of 203 runs in 28 overs or 160 runs in 20 overs under Duckworth/Lewis Method against New Zealand in the third ODI match which is being played in Auckland today (17).   The match was stopped when it reached 28.5 overs in the New Zealand innings and they were 145 runs for the loss of 3 wickets at that time.   Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.   Overcast conditions caused a delay-start and the match was cut down to 43 overs per-side.   New Zealand made two changes by bringing in Mitchell McClenaghan and Tim Southee in place of Trent Boult and Adam Milne.   Sri Lanka dropped left-arm spinner Rangana Herath for seamer Dhammika Prasad.   New Zealand 145 for 3 wickets (28.5) when rain stopped play (Martil Guptill 66n.o, Brendon McCullum 28, Tom Latham 42, Angelo Mathews 3/21) vs Sri Lanka   New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (Capt), Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori, Luke Ronchi (wk), Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan.   Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, TM Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (Capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Thissara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad.

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